The Spencer Educational Foundation, which supports the education of risk management and insurance professionals, has announced the death of Dan Kugler, a veteran risk management professional who served on the boards of both the Spencer Educational Foundation and RIMS.
The foundation said that Kugler was a “thought leader, a mentor, and a steadfast believer in creating opportunities for others, especially students who chose to pursue risk management and insurance careers.”
Kugler helped educate students and professionals across the country about the world of risk management, teaching on behalf of both the Spencer Educational Foundation and RIMS. Most recently, Kugler joined Spencer’s scholarship committee, helping select its 2022 recipients.
To honor Kugler’s commitment to supporting the next generation of risk management leaders, Spencer has announced the first-ever named Risk Management on Campus (RMOC) grant – the Dan Kugler Memorial RMOC Grant.
“For nearly two decades, Dan participated in Spencer’s RMOC program – a program praised by both universities and risk professionals as a rewarding educational experience for students and an impactful opportunity to give back to the profession,” Spencer said. “The program brings practicing risk professionals, like Dan, to universities across the United States and Canada to present and engage with students about the world of opportunities waiting for them in this field.”
RIMS, a longstanding supporter of Spencer’s educational efforts, has made an initial contribution of $5,000 to the memorial grant.