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Kugler to serve as 2009 Risk Manager in Residence

February 4, 2009

An award-winning risk manager and columnist will visit the College of Business at Indiana State University as the 2009 Risk Manager in Residence.

Dan Kugler, assistant treasurer of corporate risk management at Snap-on Inc., will visit the ISU campus Feb. 9-13. In addition to leading classroom discussions and giving a series of lectures, Kugler will attend a dinner with members of Gamma Iota Sigma, the risk management, insurance and actuarial fraternity on Tuesday (Feb. 10). On Wednesday (Feb. 11), he will attend a faculty/administrators breakfast and meet with Nancy Merritt, dean of the College of Business.

In conjunction with his ISU visit, Kugler will give a presentation titled "Embedding a Risk Management Discipline (ERM) in the Organization," during a lunch at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis on Thursday (Feb. 12). The presentation is co-sponsored by the Indiana chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

Kugler served as the first Risk Manager in Residence at the ISU College of Business in 2003. Peter Mikolaj, ISU professor of insurance and risk management, coordinates the annual program and is glad to welcome Kugler again.

"I'm very excited about having Dan come back," Mikolaj said. "He is quite active in the professional risk management community and talks over risk management problems with peers. He has a wealth of knowledge to share."

Snap-on is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor or professional hand and power tools, diagnostic and shop equipment, and tool storage products. Kugler is also responsible for security and loss prevention programs for the parent and all subsidiary companies. He is president of Snap-on SecureCorp, Inc., the internal insurance agency of Snap-on, and two captive companies?Bermuda-based SecureCorp Insurance Company, Ltd., and Dublin-based SN SecureCorp Dublin Ltd.

Kugler earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, an MBA from Loyola University and an advanced management certificate in enterprise risk management from Georgia State University. He holds several insurance certifications and is a licensed insurance broker and adjuster. Kugler serves on the board of directors for the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and Spencer Educational Foundation. He is an active participant in the RIMS ERM Development Committee Risk Management Magazine Editorial Advisory Council, Spencer Educational Foundation Risk Management in Residence program and the Indiana State University Insurance Advisory Council. He is a past member of the CPCU Society Board of Directors.

He was recognized by Business Insurance magazine as the 2002 Risk Manager of the Year and is a featured columnist in Captive Review magazine.


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

Writer: Emily Taylor, assistant director of media relations, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or