Ajeyo Banerjee PhD, CMA
Director of the Risk Management and Insurance Program, and Director of Finance and Risk Management, and Executive Academic Program Director, Commodities. He joined the university as an Assistant Professor, after completing his Ph.D. in Finance and Econometrics and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before he moved to USA, Ajeyo worked as a credit analyst at the State Bank of India, the largest commercial bank in India. In addition to a Master’s degree in Physics, Ajeyo is a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Banker. He has held visiting professorial positions at the edhec Business School, Lille, France, and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.
Ajeyo’s research interests are in Mergers and Acquisitions, International Corporate Finance, Governance Structures in Organizations, and the impact of risk on value. He has published in top economics and finance journals e.g. The American Economic Review, The RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management and Managerial & Decision Economics.
In 2007, Ajeyo received the Business School's Dave Laube Community Impact Award. In 2004, he was awarded the Business School’s Jim Basey Term Professorship Award for Leadership and Innovation. In 2005 and 2006, The Denver Business Journal invited him to be in a panel of academic M&A experts to select the best business acquisition in the state of Colorado.
John Daley, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of the RMI Program. He has been teaching finance at the University of Colorado at Denver since earning his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1999. He has been with the RMI program since its inception in Spring 2011. He has earned the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University, Master of Music in Trombone from the University of Southern California, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Together with James Morris, he co-authored Introduction to Financial Modeling for Management and Planning, published in April 2009. He serves as the assistant director of the finance and risk management and insurance programs.
John teaches FNCE 4909 and FNCE 6909 Corporate Risk Management, as well as other finance classes.
Lori joined the RMI team as Program Coordinator in June2011. Lori has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and has worked in K-12 education administration for many years. She started a charter school in Jefferson County and worked for the Colorado Department of Education so is very familiar with new program development and management.
Lori is usually in the RMI office and can help you with anything related to the RMI Program.
Karen T. Huser
External Relations Coordinator
Karen joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in April 2014, and she works as the External Relations Coordinator, recruiting students to the RMI Program and working with companies and organizations in the industry to expand professional opportunities for students.
Karen is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, where she studied English Literature and also minored in Spanish and the History of Art and Architecture. She previously worked at HUB International in Chicago and then moved to their Denver office as a Recruiter in 2013. Karen is excited to help us grow the RMI Program by using her recruiting and relationship-building skills.
Assistant Director of Development
John joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in 2012.
As the Assistant for Director of Development for the Risk Management & Insurance Program at the CU Denver Business School, John Davidson assists with donor engagement and fundraising for the program. He has business and academic degrees from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Lexington Theological Seminary, and Transylvania University. John has served as a liaison to the Dept. of Energy, National Council of Churches, and the White House Office of Neighborhoods and Faith Based Initiatives.
Davidson says the best part of his job is “connecting donors with students, and seeing how the relationship transforms the student’s educational experience.”
Jeungbo Shim, Ph.D.
Dr. Shim is an Assistant Professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Program at University of Colorado-Denver. He received his Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance and his M.S. in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University. He was on the faculty of the Department of Business Administration at Illinois Wesleyan University from 2007 to 2013.
His research interests include diversification, capital structure, quantitative risk measurement, workers compensation, and regulation of insurance markets. His research has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Services Research, among others. He was a co-winner of the Geneva Association/International Insurance Society (IIS) Research Excellence Award in 2007. Dr. Shim teaches FNCE 4809 Property and Casualty Insurance and FNCE 6809 Principles of Risk and Insurance in the Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate and graduate programs.
See the administrative team above
CPCU, MEd, AIC.
Cindy joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in fall 2011 as our Program Facilitator and lecturer.
Cindy’s academic credentials include M.Ed. from Regis University, and her CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation from The Institutes. Cindy is the current president of the National CPCU organization and past president of the Colorado Chapter of CPCU.
Cindy was recently honored with the Laube Community Impact Award. The award is designed to build connections between the Business School and the greater business community by recognizing Business School faculty and staff who have engaged in activities that promote visibility and the reputation of the Business School within the business community.
As the facilitator for the Risk Management & Insurance Program at the CU Denver Business School, Cindy Baroway has been instrumental in creating more internship, scholarship, and job placement opportunities for students, as well as increasing donations from business partners in the industry. Baroway also founded the RMI Shadow Day, an event that happens several time each year that allows students, whether in the RMI program or not, to visit companies in the industry in order to explore the industry, make connections, and learn what really is involved in a career in the RMI industry. In addition to her work creating alliances between the Business School companies in the industry, Baroway has helped the school build relationships with many prominent insurance industry associations.
Cindy teaches FNCE 1000 – Introduction to RMI Careers and FNCE4809 Property & Casualty Insurance.
Eric L. Reiner, M.B.A., M.S., M.A.
Eric was the first CU-Denver Business School faculty member to offer to teach in the Risk Management and Insurance Program when it was announced in 2010. Since the program’s launch in Spring 2011 he has been teaching the introductory undergraduate risk management course in both on-campus and on-line formats. Consistently hailed as entertaining, “Mr. Eric” (his mid-‘90s talk-radio handle that students still know him by) has been invited to address student groups at the Business School.
He is also a veteran financial writer who has published hundreds of articles over the last 20 years on taxes, investments, insurance and more. Currently he contributes to two magazines for financial-planning professionals, Financial Advisor and Private Wealth. For 25 years he operated his own tax-accounting practice, specializing in the self-employed. In the late ‘80s at an insurance company in the Northeast he handled training and technical writing. Before that he developed computer-based test-preparation courses for state-insurance-licensing exams and wrote study-texts for the Series 6, 26, and 63 federal-securities exams. He began professional life as an accountant at a public company, preparing the firm’s financial statements as well as reports to senior management.
Mr. Eric teaches FNCE3809 Intro to Risk Management, as well as other finance classes.
David Young joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in Fall 2012 as a lecturer.
David’s academic credentials include a BA in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completion of the Executive Education Program at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder. He has more than 25 years of experience working exclusively in the Property and Casualty insurance industry, specializing in large, risk management accounts and has worked for two of the world’s largest insurance brokers. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Risk & Insurance Power Broker Award in the Hospitality category and a Liberty Mutual Responsibility Leader of the Year for his efforts to increase awareness of career opportunities in the insurance and risk management industry. Previously at Willis of Colorado, he ran the local intern program for the RMI program and has taught numerous insurance courses throughout his career.
David teaches FNCE 4169/6129 – Practical Enterprise Risk Management.
With a Bachelors degree (Business) from Iowa State University and a Masters degree (Applied Economics with insurance emphasis) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Lynn began her career as a lecturer at California State University in Sacramento, teaching a risk management course and a property and liability insurance course. A move to Colorado precipitated a departure from academics. She has held risk management positions at Frank B. Hall in Denver, the City of Loveland, and St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont. She has served as a Director on the Board of the Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool, and she was a representative on the Advisory Council for the Northern Colorado School Districts Workers Compensation Self Insurance Pool for 25 years. She is also a past President of the Colorado chapter of PRIMA.
Lynn is looking forward to teaching again and has been developing a new course to add to the Fall 2014 Risk Management and Insurance curriculum:
Employee Benefits and Workforce Risk Management (RISK 4409/6409)