University risk manager named to elite business honor roll

University Park, Pa. — Penn State's Gary Langsdale was awarded with a national honor for his success in developing and maintaining risk management practices at Penn State and in the community.
 
Langsdale was named as one of three risk managers in the country to make Business Insurance's elite 2009 Risk Management Honor Roll. As the University's risk officer, he provides assistance and guidance in developing risk awareness at all corners of the University.
 
Teaming up with the University's Human Resources Development Center, Langsdale instructs a course on risk awareness once a semester. He also heads Finance & Business' Enterprise Risk Management Key Initiative. Langsdale came to Penn State in 2003 from International Paper Company in Memphis, Tenn. and has extensive experience working in the risk management field.
 
For Langsdale, the designation is even more notable because he is the first higher education risk management professional to be recognized with this honor in over a decade.

Last Updated October 20, 2010