Gamma Iota Sigma Announces Hiring of Two New Senior Staff

Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), America’s premier risk management, insurance and actuarial-focused collegiate talent organization, today announced the hiring of two highly experienced senior staff.

Published on August 30, 2023

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Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), America’s premier risk management, insurance and actuarial-focused collegiate talent organization, today announced the hiring of two highly experienced senior staff: Lindsay Spann as vice president of development and equity initiatives, and Jazmin Jones as manager of chapter operations and university programs.

Lindsay Spann, MHRM, SHRM-CP, is a seasoned leader with more than a decade of experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Formerly the program manager of Culture and Engagement at IAT Insurance Group, Spann spearheaded employee engagement and DEI, collaborating with executives to foster a thriving organizational culture. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University and a master’s in human resources management from The University of Richmond. Spann is also a certified professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP).

Jazmin A. Jones, MPH, CHES, is an experienced presenter, facilitator and speaker with strong communication and leadership skills. She previously worked as an assistant director of peer education initiatives at NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in higher education, where she provided oversight and strategic planning for peer education programs and NASPA volunteer groups. Jones is pursuing her doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University, and earned a master of public health from Indiana University Bloomington, and a bachelor’s degree in health services management from Indiana University Purdue – University Indianapolis.

“Gamma Iota Sigma is committed to ensuring students and professionals alike have more access than ever to resources and one another, building the most equitable and accessible risk, actuarial and insurance talent pipeline in the nation,” said Grace Grant, executive director at GIS. “Lindsay and Jazmin bring with them vast knowledge, expertise and a passionate commitment to the next generation of insurance talent. As Gamma Iota Sigma and the GIS Foundation continue to rapidly grow, I look forward to seeing how their contributions will positively impact the students, alumni, faculty and industry professionals we proudly advocate for and serve.”

The GIS network has grown to more than 35,000 alumni and 4,000 students at nearly 150 colleges and universities across 40 U.S. states. For more information about Gamma Iota Sigma, please visit


Gamma Iota Sigma is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1965, serving a mission of promoting and sustaining student interest in careers in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. GIS encompasses 4,000 collegiate members from nearly 150 universities, with 100 chartered chapters across North America. As a professional student organization, GIS is uniquely positioned to represent the voice of the insurance industry’s diverse collegiate talent pipeline. The Gamma Iota Sigma Foundation will ensure equitable access for all students interested in pursuing a careers in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science, regardless of their background or means, through mental health resources, professional development offerings, chapter and university grants, and accessibility grants. Through engagement with GIS the industry has a single-access point to thousands of student leaders actively pursuing careers in the industry. For more information, visit