The Alabama Insurance Society is a professional student organization that is open to any University of Alabama student interested in a career in Risk Management, Insurance, Financial Services, and / or Actuarial Science. Students who just want to become better consumers of financial services are also welcome. AIS provides members with an opportunity to experience the professional world first-hand so that they may achieve their full career potential. In addition, it helps link students with internship and job opportunities.

Guest speakers include professionals in risk management, actuarial science, underwriting, claims, cybersecurity, environmental risk, employee benefits, financial planning, healthcare, and many more. In addition, professionals from the RMI/AS community are invited to every meeting to network and recruit for internships and career opportunities.  

Recent expense-paid trips taken by AIS members include the Gamma Iota Sigma International Conference (rotated among Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, and Columbus, OH), the Houston Marine and Energy Insurance Conference, the WSIA Surplus Lines Symposium (Atlanta), and field trips to insurers such as Alfa Insurance (Montgomery), ProAssurance, and Protective Life (Birmingham). These activities provide an excellent understanding of the field and the attractive careers that it offers.


Gamma Iota Sigma is the only international collegiate fraternity for students interested in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science professions. Gamma Iota Sigma pursues a mission to promote and encourage student interest in the industry as a profession while encouraging its members’ high moral and academic attainments. Since its incorporation in 1965, Gamma Iota Sigma has chartered 72 chapters across North America and boasts an annual membership of more than 4,000 students and an alumni population of over 25,000.

The Epsilon Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma was established at The University of Alabama on March 3, 1972. The Chapter operates as a subset of the Alabama Insurance Society. Some of the benefits of being a member include scholarship opportunities, webinars, career and internship opportunities, and many other events. In addition, Epsilon Chapter representatives regularly participate in the annual Gamma Iota Sigma Leadership Conference and International Conference in the fall.

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Important note: $75.00 membership dues must be paid to the Venmo account @alabama-gammaiotasigma in order to compete your application process.

2023 - 2024 LEADERSHIP

Student officers

Maddie Lang – President

Matt Flondro – Vice President

Jim Lindsay – Secretary

Mason McKibben – Treasurer

Andrew Sullivan – Actuarial Chair

Joseph Marshall – GIS National Reporting Chair

Alex Machols – Social Media & Marketing Chair

Gaston Petznick – Risk Management Chair

Caleb Eynon – Membership Development Chair

Jake Renfer – General Board Member

Ryne Muehlschlegel – General Board Member

Evan Marx – General Board Member

Luke Bequette – General Board Member