Created by the Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1988, Risk Management Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation established to educate members on risk management and to provide assistance to members in times of loss.
In the 1980’s, Sigma Chi chapters and house corporations were finding it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain liability and property insurance to protect themselves. As a whole, fraternities and sororities had become the sixth most difficult group to insure in the country. Many fraternities attempted to purchase package policies for their chapters. Sigma Chi chose a different way.
Under the leadership of the Grand Trustees, Risk Management Foundation (RMF) was formed in 1988 during the administration of Grand Consul Thomas F. Bell. Its mission: to educate chapters on risk management and to provide insurance services to RMF members. Today, 96% of Sigma Chi chapters are members and RMF covers more than 12,000 brothers and $200 million in property. RMF remains the only program of its kind in the Greek world.
Board of Directors
Eric Mansell (Chairman), Washington 1995
Brother Mansell graduated with honors from the University of Washington in
1995 and completed his law degree at Loyola University-Chicago in 2001.
Mansell served the Sigma Chi Headquarters staff as a Leadership Consultant
before taking over as Program Director of the Risk Management Foundation
from 1996-2001. Brother Mansell is currently the associate general counsel at
Adams Street Partners, LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago. Prior to Adams
Street, he was with the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP,
specializing in corporate and securities law.
D.P. (David) Rowland (Vice Chairman), Southern Methodist 1970
Brother Rowland received B.A. and J.D. degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and then joined his family’s law firm in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where he has practiced primarily in the areas of real estate, contracts, estate planning and administration, banking and small business law. He served as chair of the real property section, and for several years as chair of the real estate title standards committee, of his state bar association and was involved with Lloyds of London as an underwriting member. He served as an officer of the housing corporation for Delta Mu Chapter from graduation to July 2010, and for the last 23 years of that period, as its facility manager; he was recognized for his service in 1986 with the W.T. Bringham Best House Corporation Officer Award. He has participated in BLTW as a facilitator in its former house corporation section and in 2011 and 2012 in its Risk Managers Division. He served for several years as an officer of the Bartlesville, Oklahoma Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter, has been a Life Loyal Sig since 1985 and was honored in 1994 to be selected as a member of the Order of Constantine. He is presently serving a second term on the Fraternity’s Governing Laws Committee and has been a director of the Risk Management Foundation since April 2009.
Mark E. Burroughs (Treasurer), NC State 1979
Brother Burroughs received his bachelors of science degree from NC State
University in 1979. Burroughs has served the Sigma Chi Fraternity as Chairman
of the Leadership Training Board, Board of Directors of Sigma Chi Leadership
Institute, Chairman of Grand Chapter, Chairman of the Board of Grand
Trustees, member of the International Executive Committee, Grand Praetor
and Balfour Leadership Training Workshop faculty. Brother Burroughs is a
member of the Order of Constantine and professionally is Chairman of
Diversified Holdings International.
Keith A. Dobrolinsky (Secretary), Bradley 1985
Brother Dobrolinsky received his Bachelor's of Science degree from Bradley University in 1985. Dobrolinsky served on the Sigma Chi Headquarters staff as the Director of Housing and Insurance from 1987 to 1989, and he was the founding Program Director of the Risk Management Foundation and Constantine Capital, Inc. After spending 17 years with Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. in several sales leadership roles, he joined Willis North America as a National Partner in 2005 to lead their North American Captive, Actuarial and Pooling Solutions Practice. Brother Dobrolinsky is now with Assurance Agency using his expertise to focus on placing conventional and excess insurance and reinsurance for public entities, non-profit risk, scholastic risk, and alternative risk groups. He is a member of the Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRIP), the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA), and the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA). He was inducted to the Circle of Honor by the Delta Rho Chapter in 2009.
David Santoli, Case Western Reserve 1985
Brother Santoli received his bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve
University in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1988. From
1994-2005, he served the Fraternity as the Grand Praetor of the Northern Ohio
province. He is currently the Secretary and General Counsel of The Campania
Group, a company serving the specialty healthcare insurance market. During
Brother Santoli's past 20 years as a practicing attorney, he has had extensive
experience with civil litigation and insurance.
Steve Davidson (Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer), Birmingham-Southern 1996
Brother Davidson received his bachelor's degree with honors from Birmingham-Southern College, and then served on the Sigma Chi Headquarters staff for seven years, including five as Managing Director of Operations. Davidson then completed his master's degree in non-profit administration at DePaul University in Chicago, and in 2004 he joined the Risk Management Foundation.
Liz Brignall (Assistant to the Executive Director)
Liz Brignall received her bachelor's of science degree from Eastern Illinois University in 2006. Before joining the Risk Management Foundation in 2010, she worked on the Sigma Chi Headquarters staff for three years as the Life Loyal program coordinator and continues to serve as the staff support for the sweetheart program.