2020-2021 OFFICERS

Emily Ruggiero, President

"Two years ago, I began my college career as an undetermined business major, and today I am dedicated to majoring in risk management and insurance. The industry is booming, and it is one that I am working hard to be successful in. I have found a wonderful source of connections, resources, and opportunities through GIS, and I am excited to continue all of the great work we are doing this year."


Abbie Lawson, Vice President

"This is my second semester as a member of Gamma Iota Sigma. I am interested in risk management, along with real estate and elementary education! I love this organization and everything that It stands for. There are so many opportunities with Gamma Iota Sigma, and I would recommend it for anyone with even the slightest bit of curiosity!”


Stacy Rodriguez, Student Affairs Committee Chair

"I am working towards being an Underwriter/Analyst where I will be utilized for my analytical and communication skills. My experience includes working as an intern with marketing and insurance agencies, maintaining exceptional relationships with my team, and project management ventures. I feel fortunate to lead projects where students connect into their passion and purpose every day."


Tommee Peeravong, Communications Director

"I joined GIS because I wanted to gain more knowledge in the industry that I plan to be in and I wanted to build my presence in GIS by networking with other members through our chapter and other chapters. Now that I'm an officer in GIS, I can be more hands-on in our chapter, get our general members more involved, and help our members by providing resources to reach their goals.


Bobby Guerrero, Outreach Coordinator

"I am currently a Senior at UNT pursuing a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. I am interested in a career in insurance brokerage or underwriting. I’m grateful to have found an industry where people are continuously supporting you, and have the best interest for you. GIS continues to provide me with lots of opportunities and I’m excited to connect my peers with the community through volunteer opportunities."


Kailonni Leal, Event Coordinator

"My passion for the Risk Management field stems from the opportunity to mitigate risks and help individuals understand why protecting their future dreams is necessary. As a Risk Management and Insurance major, I am very fortunate to be able to do something I am passionate about. I strongly believe that our chapter events will promote the chapter and encourage member retention through teamwork. I look forward to all of the great things we will accomplish this year together!"


Cindi Green, External Liasion Coordinator

I began my college career as an undecided business major, googling hundreds of careers weekly, since joining GIS, I have found my career path with Risk Management and Insurance. Additionally, the connections I have built in such a short time makes me grateful for the opportunities that are ahead of me. This chapter is impeccable when it comes to resources, networking, building confidence, and gaining knowledge. Get involved and stay involved and watch your opportunities unfold!


Wayne Shockley, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

“As a rising Senior at UNT, I have had many experiences with attempting to find a place to be involved in the community and at school. GIS is the perfect mix of both these attributes and with that I have made network connections that may help my future career! Community involvement is a major factor with getting opportunities so if you're looking to get involved GIS is the perfect place for you!”


Carson Filipp, Recruiting Coordinator

“I am a current Sophomore working toward a major in Marketing and a minor in Risk and Insurance Management. This is my first year in GIS and I am super excited to be a part of a dedicated, passionate, and driven organization that strives for excellence in the business industry and specifically in the RIMS field. I aspire to achieve and put forth my best effort to help lead through my officer position to uphold these amazing aspects of this organization. I am so excited to connect, grow my knowledge, and learns the ins and outs of the business industry. This organization has inspired me, and I hope to share my knowledge to show you the amazing benefits of our GIS.”


James Canon, Treasurer

I was elected to serve on the executive board as Treasurer in April 2020. As treasurer, I am responsible for financial statements, budget forecasting, bank reconciliation, internal controls, and compliance. I'm currently majoring in Risk Management & Insurance, after graduation I’m planning on pursuing an MBA focused on data analytics, the CPCU & ARM. I believe GIS does a great job of connecting students with information about the industry as well as with professionals in the industry. Outside of school, my hobbies include watching sports, watching movies, reading, investing, trying new foods, and listening to KPOP. 


Steven Crowder, Secretary

I am currently working to become an underwriter where I look to further my career with collecting the CPCU designation. This is my first year in GIS and the opportunities and connections that come with it just put you that much closer to where you aspire to be. Super excited for this year and everything that it holds.



Sally Carne


UNT Business Leadership Building 

Advisor: Sally.carne@unt.edu

1307 W Highland Street

Denton, TX 76201