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February 21, 2003

Snap-On Inc. executive to visit ISU
as Risk Manager-in-Residence

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.Daniel H. Kugler, director of corporate risk management for Snap-On Inc. in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., will be visiting the Indiana State University campus as part of the Spencer Educational Foundation’s Risk Manager in Residence program Tuesday through Thursday (Feb. 25-27).

The Risk Manager-in-Resident program is possible through a grant from the Spencer Foundation, and is the first time ISU has received this prestigious grant. Kugler will share his expertise in the field and current trends in the insurance and risk management industry with faculty and students in the School of Business and the campus and business communities.

Kugler received the Business Insurance 2002 Risk Manager of the Year award, (sponsored by Business Insurance, a premier industry publication.) This award is selected by a panel of independent industry executives and risk management professionals.

Kugler began his career with Snap-On Inc. in September 1979 as the administrator of property and casualty programs. He was promoted to risk manager in June 1985 and corporate risk manager in September 1991.

In December 1997 he was promoted to director of corporate risk management and is responsible for worldwide property and casualty programs for the corporation, including loss prevention, security standards/systems, global insurance programs, workers’ compensation programs fleet management and self administered global property/casualty claim administration.

Kugler is also responsible for Snap-On’s insurance agency, Snap-On SecureCorp Inc., and related “for profit” activity and the company’s insurance captive, Snap-On SecureCorp Insurance Company Limited. He oversees dealer insurance and retirement programs for 6,000 dealers worldwide.

As part of the Risk Manager-in-Residence program, Kugler will be visiting Indianapolis and Terre Haute, including a meeting and dinner with the ISU Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma (student risk management/insurance/actuarial professional society); a reception in his honor in Indianapolis in conjunction with a meeting of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) — Indiana Chapter; presentations in several insurance classes; guest speaker in a School of Business forum and an all-campus forum. (See complete schedule below).

For more information, contact Peter Mikolaj, professor of insurance and risk management, at (812) 237-2102 or

Schedule of events:

Wednesday, February 26

9:50 a.m. Kugler arrives in Indianapolis
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Business School Forum – School of Business 11th Floor Conference Room
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception and program in Indianapolis (co-sponsored by Spencer Educational Foundation, RIMS-Indiana Chapter,
ISU School of Business and NetWorks)
Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, February 27

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Insurance 340 class – SB 303
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Insurance 430 class – SB 210
2 – 3:15 p.m. Insurance 432 class – SB 210
5 p.m. Open Forum/Reception (all campus/community) – Holmstedt Hall 102

Friday, February 28

9 - 9:45 a.m. Meeting with ISU Board of Trustees
10 a.m. Leave for Airport (P.Mikolaj)


Peter Mikolaj, professor of insurance and risk management,
(812) 237-2102 or

Jennifer Kearns, public affairs, (812) 237-8037 or

ISU Public Affairs:
(812) 237-3773 or