Project Description


2020 University of Iowa Scholarship Recipient

Ben was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa and is currently a senior at The University of Iowa. He is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Risk Management & Insurance Certificate and will graduate in Spring of 2021.

Ben has loved his time spent at The University of Iowa and accredits his exposure to the insurance industry to the university’s Vaughan Institute. Since he has dedicated a portion of his education to risk management and insurance, he has sought a variety of different experiences to expand his knowledge of the industry. This includes being a member of Gamma Iota Sigma (a business fraternity focused on insurance, risk management, and actuarial science), completing an internship at Holmes Murphy & Associates focused on Property Casualty insurance, and is currently an underwriting intern at GuideOne Insurance which he will continue through his senior year.

Upon graduating in the spring, Ben plans on staying in the Des Moines metro to pursue a career in the insurance industry, specifically in a role that allows him to work hands-on with clients or insureds. He believes the great education he got from The University of Iowa has put him in an excellent position as he enters the workforce.