Insurance Industry Veteran Moves from GEICO Classes to College
September 26, 2018—Chris Orrison has gone from teaching GEICO associates to college students.
As a senior licensing instructor, Chris Orrison helps GEICO associates obtain the certifications and licenses they need to serve customers. In that role, he’s developed an uncanny knack for explaining complex insurance issues; it’s a reputation that has spread beyond the walls of GEICO’s Macon, Georgia, regional offices.
Orrison has been an adjunct continuing education instructor at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) since 2012 and recently started teaching business credit courses. This fall, he’s expanding his teaching duties with a position on the adjunct faculty at Mercer University, one of the top-ranked schools in the Southeast.
Orrison is teaching “Intro to Risk Management and Insurance” at Mercer, which, for the first time, is offering a risk management/insurance track in its business school. Orrison said students are pleasantly surprised to learn that the insurance industry is about much more than premiums and policies.
Orrison’s interest in teaching at the collegiate level was sparked after he joined CGTC’s Board of Trustees on GEICO’s behalf. He initially hit a roadblock because like most colleges, CGTC requires faculty members to hold at least a master’s degree. Undeterred, Orrison began taking classes himself, eventually earning his MBA in 2017.