Arkansas Episode 86 – Cindi Burleson – Director of Insurance and Risk Management at UCA
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Cindi Burleson / University of Central Arkansas

Cynthia Burleson is currently a Lecturer and Director of the Center for Insurance and Risk Management at the University of Central Arkansas. She teaches in the Insurance and Risk Management degree program and works with the Center to develop connections with insurance and risk management industry partners to support student activities and promote growth in the program.

Prior to coming to UCA, Cynthia worked in the insurance industry for more than 24 years. She started in the agency side where she became a Commercial Lines manager and worked with marketing large accounts. Cynthia moved into a compliance position, where she worked for 12 years, focusing on rate and form compliance. Additional activities included working with underwriting to help in understanding coverages and their application to specific program business. Cynthia also worked extensively with the IT department in developing rating algorithms and reviewing rating integrity through an audit process. Due to a corporate change within her company, Cynthia became a Regulatory/Compliance Manager in the Regulatory Services department of Crum & Forster in 2012.

In 2014, Cynthia began an exciting chapter in her career in the compliance industry as she took on the role of Director of Compliance and Risk Management with Petfirst Healthcare located in Jeffersonville, IN. Cynthia was able to work in this capacity helping to shape the regulatory side of this line of business which continues to have a tremendous growth opportunity for the future. Cynthia works with various industry associations and enjoys promoting the insurance and risk management industry in this way. She currently serves on the Education Foundation Committee and Education-CIC Committee with the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas. In January 2020 she assumed the role of Treasurer with the Arkansas Chapter of CPCU. Cynthia is a native of Birmingham, Alabama though she has also lived in Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Arkansas. She completed her MBA at the University of South Carolina and holds the AIDA, CRM, CPCU, CIC, and ACP designations.

 

 

David Sims BRS Consulting
(Host)

Matt Haas / BRS Consulting
(Co-Host)

Cindi Burleson / University of Central Arkansas
(Guest)