Yardley, PA, October 18, 2017 – Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), the insurance industry’s premier talent pipeline, is pleased to announce the appointment of new members and changes to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. Executive Director Noelle Codispoti, CPCU, ARM, commented, “Year after year, I am inspired by the level of talent, experience, and commitment that GIS is able to access through the dedicated volunteers of our governing body. The appointment of our newest Board and Executive Committee members reflects the growth of the organization and firm commitment to the insurance industry’s future. These incredibly diverse and talented individuals bring additional capabilities and strengths to our mission that will guide GIS into its next phase.”

Named to the Board of Trustees for a New Three-Year Term:

  • Barbara Bufkin is the Executive Head of Business Development, in the Lending Solutions Group at Assurant. Bufkin attended Wheaton College and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, cum laude with a B.A. degree in Philosophy.
  • Carrie Busic, CIC, CRM, AFIS is the National Small Business Accounts Sales and Underwriting Leader at Westfield Insurance. Ms. Busic recently completed Case Western University’s Weatherhead School of Management Executive MBA program. She previously earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Akron where she majored in marketing management and minored in sales management.
  • Dante Disparte is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, an innovative strategy and risk advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Disparte is a graduate of Harvard Business School, holds an MSc. in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College.

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