Faculty NameDaniel Kugler*
Dan Kugler is the VP Enterprise Risk Management for the REV Group. The REV Group is a leading manufacturer of motor vehicles for bus, emergency, specialty and recreation markets worldwide. REV's lineup of products includes ambulances, fire trucks, shuttle buses, transit buses terminal trucks street sweepers, luxury motorhomes and wheel chair accessible vans. REV owns 26 brands employs more than 6,000 in 16 different plants in the US. And produces more than 20,000 specialty vehicles annually.
Prior to joining the REV Group in June of 2016, Dan was the Director for the Center for Insurance & Risk Management at the University Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business where he was responsible for growing the IRM Center and teaching insurance/risk management courses. Dan joined the college in June of 2014 his Alma Mater. Dan retired from Snap-on Incorporated after 35 years in 2014 where he served as the Assistant Treasurer Risk Management and President of Snap-on SecureCorp Companies. Snap-on SecureCorp Companies consists of: 2 insurance agencies (US and UK) and 2 captive insurance companies in Bermuda and Malta.
Mr. Kugler remains an Adjunct Professor at: Concordia College of Wisconsin, an instructor for: National Alliance, ICCIE in captive insurance studies, and RIMS professional development courses.
In 2014 under Dan's leadership Snap-on SecureCorp was awarded the 2014 Captive Insurance Company of the Year from CICA. In 2012 Dan received the Midwestern Insurance Innovation and Leadership Award. In 2010, Dan and his risk management team received the Risk and Insurance Magazine Theodore Roosevelt Workers' Compensation and Disability Management Award. In 2009 the team received the National Underwriters Excellence in Workers Compensation. Dan was selected for the 2002 Risk Manager of the Year Award from Business Insurance and RIMS.
Mr. Kugler received his bachelor's degree of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, MBA from Loyola University Chicago and Advanced Management certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from Georgia State University. He holds the following designations: RIMS-CRMP, ACI, CPCU, ARM, AIC, INS and CEBS.
Faculty NameSteven Bryant
Steve Bryant began his career in the insurance industry in 1981 with Marsh USA. He has held positions as corporate risk manager and consultant to a number of industries. He joined the Texas Tech University System as Managing Director for the Office of Risk Management in June 2002 and also serves as Emergency Management Coordinator for the System.
Steve coordinates and administers the insurance and risk management program for Texas Tech University System and its components, Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University. He developed and revised several operating policies and protocols which directly impact the risk management function and serves on several committees providing risk management expertise in numerous operational areas. He has been a major contributor to student organization risk management, emergency action planning, business continuity planning, and enterprise wide risk management.
Mr. Bryant serves as faculty on the Certified School Risk Manager program for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. He was proud to serve on the National Alliance curriculum advisory committee for Principles of Risk Management. He has taught Principles of Risk Management and Insurance in the College of Business at Texas Tech University.
Steve has served on the University Risk Management and Insurance Association Board of Directors since 2006 and chaired the design, implementation and administration of a key strategic element for URMIA in addition to serving on several committees for the organization. Mr. Bryant is a past president of URMIA and in 2014 was named Distinguished Risk Manager.