Montgomery, AL—Dr. Edward Pappanastos, one of ACIA’s newly-appointed Consulting Board Members and the Associate Chair of the Department of Risk Management and Data Analytics for Troy University, received the 2020 Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award from Troy University.

“Dr. Pappanastos has played an instrumental part in the launch, development, and success of ACIA’s new Risky Business Internship program this year,” Justin Law, Managing Director of the internship program, said. “His extensive experience and dedication to the Risk Management and Insurance Industry in Alabama made him the optimal person to collaborate with on our internship program and to bring in as an advisory member on the ACIA board.”

ACIA partners with Dr. Pappanastos on several strategic recruitment and educational initiatives throughout the year to cultivate current and prospective Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) students and increase awareness of the opportunities available in the Risk Management and Insurance industry. 

According to Troy University, the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award was established “to acknowledge those exceptional faculty members who, through meritorious and selfless service, transform vision into reality.”

Recipients of the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award demonstrate command and knowledge of one’s subject area and discipline, and a mentoring philosophy in service. Recipients also display the ability to interact and communicate effectively with innovative ideas and visions and possess an exceptional work ethic.