AIRROC awarded it’s annual Trish Getty Scholarship to Ashley Martin, a junior with a double major in Risk Management and Accounting at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In a first for AIRROC, the award was presented virtually by Executive Director Carolyn Fahey and while Ms. Martin could not participate in the live stream, she graciously thanked AIRROC in a pre-recorded acceptance speech. Ms. Martin stated “in choosing me for this scholarship it puts me one step closer to all these goals I have” and continued by sharing her ultimate goal of achieving the position of Chief Financial Officer for an insurance company.
With an unwavering determination to gain insurance experience while still in college, Ms. Martin is employed part-time as a licensed personal lines producer at the Woop Insurance Agency and has completed four CPCU exams with a goal of completing all eight and earning her Associate in Insurance Data Analytics (AIDA) designation, all before her 2022 graduation.
Ms. Martin is a member of the Accounting Society with plans to pursue her CPA exam after graduation. She serves as Vice President of Operations for Gamma Iota Sigma, a professional fraternity for risk management, insurance and actuarial students. In May Ms. Martin won second place in the Wholesale Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) White Paper Contest on the topic of CTE/Head Trauma earning a cash award and publication on their website. Since freshman year she has competed on Saint Joseph’s cross country and track teams. Next summer Ms. Martin is looking forward to an internship in PWC’s audit department.
Established in 2012, the $5,000 annual scholarship is in honor of Trish Getty, the founding Executive Director of AIRROC, to reward exceptional undergraduate students studying insurance, risk management or actuarial science. As part of the application process, students are required to submit an essay and a subcommittee of AIRROC board members selects the winning recipient.
AIRROC wishes Ashley Martin the very best on her way to the top of the insurance industry.