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Academy Sports + Outdoors Executive Shares Insight With IRM Students March 29

Jeff Strege

Since 2013, Insurance & Risk Management students (IRM) at the Marilyn Davies College of Business are afforded opportunities to gain valuable knowledge from successful industry executives through the Risk Manager on Campus Program sponsored by Spencer Educational Foundation.

Jeff Strege, Senior Director for Risk Management for Academy Sports + Outdoors, will share his professional experience to students in IRM classes this week with the virtual presentation “Risk Management: In the Trenches” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.  RSVP is required for the event.

Presently, Strege is the President of the Houston Risk Insurance Management Society Chapter.  He also has extensive experience as a national and international risk management professional working for companies including Sysco, IMA Financial Group, and CEC Entertainment. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Averett University and a bachelor’s from Concordia University. Strege holds RIMS Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

“Our students have benefited from hearing the experiences of veteran professionals such as Mr. Strege,” said Priscilla Oehlert, Director of Insurance & Risk Management Center in the Davies College of Business. “He is highly connected and respected in the national risk management community and our future IRM professionals will gain first-hand insight into what the professional has to offer.”

Founded in 1979, The Spencer Education Foundation is the premier organization funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded more than $8 million scholarship and over $5 million in grants to universities and professional institutions impacting 60,000-plus students through its programs.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.