Richard G. Rudolph | Bio
Dr. Rudolph earned a BS in Accountancy from the University of Illinois-Urbana, where he also studied international monetary theory and insurance and risk management in graduate school. He attained his MBA in 1988 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in 1989, specializing in insurance and risk management. During his active working career, Rich worked from 1972 to 1990 in local, regional, and national insurance agencies and brokerages, 1990 to 1992 as president of a wholesale broker firm, and from 1992 through 2012 as an independent risk management consultant. Positions held included account executive, health insurance manager, package underwriter, workers compensation underwriter, director of risk management consulting, director of training and education, director of communications, and director of internal quality assurance. In 2003, he joined The National Alliance faculty specializing in risk management and later became an educational consultant.
Rich is the principal editor of The National Alliance Research Academy's Risk Management Essentials Handbook, and the author of Net Income Risk Management. In 2015, the Research Academy published his A Tedious Brief History of Insurance for the benefit of the Jerry Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Fund. Rich has written nearly 100 articles that have been published in the insurance trade press and newspapers, and professional journals, including Resources. He has also edited numerous insurance text books and study materials for various providers of insurance education.
He has been leading insurance and risk management courses since 1981. In 1996, he was the first recipient of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters/American Institute of America's Jack F. Derrickson Award for Outstanding Course Leadership, was listed on the American Institute's National Registry of Course Leaders and was recognized by the CPCU Society as a Distinguished Instructor. In April 2006, he was the first recipient of the Richard A. Gerrond Memorial Award recognizing commitment to professionalism, education, and ethical behavior presented by the CPCU Loman Foundation. He also served on the CPCU Society's Research Activities Committee and Ethics Committee. In October 2013, Rich was named to The National Alliance CRM National Faculty in recognition of presentation excellence and contributions to the CRM curriculum.