William T Hold

Dr. William T. Hold is the co-founder and president of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He was name to the prestigious Insurance Newscast’s annual list of the “100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry” six years in a row, and in 2011, he received the Dr. Henry C. Martin Award of Industry Achievement. 

Due to Dr. Hold’s generosity and long term support, on February 28, 2012, the FSU’s risk management and insurance program was named the Dr. William T. Hold Program/National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance.

The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center

The Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center was created by the Florida Legislature in 2007. Housed within the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies in the FSU College of Business, the Center supports the state's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from catastrophic storms. Specifically, the Center:

  • Coordinates and disseminates research efforts that are expected to have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to catastrophic storm preparedness.
  • Coordinates and disseminates information related to catastrophic storm risk management, including but not limited to research and information that benefits businesses, consumers and public policy makers.
  • Facilitates Florida's preparedness and responsiveness to catastrophic storms and collaborates with other public and private institutions.
  • Creates and promotes studies that enhance the educational options available to risk management and insurance students.
  • Publishes and disseminates findings primarily related to risk management.
  • Organizes and sponsors conferences, symposia and workshops to educate consumers and policymakers.

Upcoming Events

FSU Insurance Discussion Forum

Breakfast at 8am, event runs until 1pm.