Bisco, Jill

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Jill Bisco

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  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Master’s Degree in Risk Management/Insurance, Florida State University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Risk Management/Insurance, Florida State University

Personal Information:
Jill Bisco graduated with a business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and received her Master's and Doctorate in Risk Management and Insurance from Florida State University. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2014 and is now an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Akron in Ohio.

Professional Experience:
Jill's current research focuses on insurance companies decision making as it pertains to earnings management, specifically with regards to claims practices and reserve establishment. Her research includes property/casualty as well as life/health insurance.

In the industry, Jill began as an independent agent for Haas & Hass Insurance selling and providing insurance/risk management services to commercial business and individuals. Crossing to the company side, she spent 19 years working in various roles for Rural Mutual Insurance Company in Madison, WI. She was an agency manager, a senior product development specialist, a market coordination specialist and finally worked as the Director of Internal Controls/Audit. She was also a registered representative and a registered principal for Farm Bureau Financial Services in Des Moines, IA.

Jill received her CIC designation in 2005 and her CRM designation in 2008. She has served on the Board of Directors and is a past President of the Wisconsin Federation of Insurance Companies. Jill was also named the Spencer Scholar for 2012 by the Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc.

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