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Nationally recognized executive to serve as Risk Manager in Residence

February 7, 2008

An executive who has been recognized among the tops in his field will visit Indiana State University’s College of Business as the 2008 Spencer Educational Foundation Risk Manager in Residence.

Raymond F. Sibley, director of risk management for the city and county of Denver, Colo., will speak to several ISU classes Tuesday (Feb. 12) and have dinner with members of the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, the risk management, insurance and actuarial science fraternity.

Sibley will meet Wednesday (Feb. 13) with ISU faculty and administrators, including Nancy Merritt, dean of the College of Business as well as risk management officials with the university and the city of Terre Haute. A public forum with Sibley is scheduled for 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 11th floor conference room of the College of Business.

The Indiana chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society will co-sponsor a luncheon reception for Sibley on Thursday (Feb. 14) in Indianapolis.

Sibley began his risk management career with Merced County, Calif. in 1977. He became the first risk manager for Washoe County, Nev. in 1985 and was hired by the city and county of Denver in 2001 to coordinate a new risk management office within the city’s finance department.

He was the Public Sector Risk Management Association’s Public Risk Manager of the Year in 1996. The University of North Carolina identified Sibley in 1999 as one of the top five risk managers in the country. He holds a graduate degree in public administration from California State University-Stanislaus.

Indiana State University’s Risk Manager in Residence program is made possible by a grant from the Spencer Educational Foundation Inc. For more information about the program, contact Peter Mikolaj, professor of insurance and risk management, at 812-237-2101 or

Contact: Peter Mikolaj, professor of insurance and risk management, Indiana State University, 812-237-2101 or

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or