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Steven Tippins

 Chief Integration Officer

Steven Tippins


Through out my career in academia and outside I have been able to look at the pieces and find a way to bring everything together in a way that all parties understand.  I look at all of the technical and personnel issues and devise solutions that work.  I have done this for students, coops, and corporations.  My background in finance/risk management/insurance, teaching, alternative approaches to health and explorations have put me in the position to coach and guide many in their quest for improvement and excellence.

I was Board president while a food cooperative grew in sales from $1,000,000 a year to $6,000,000 a year in 7 years.  I helped a public/private insurance venture create a more open structure and better relations with clients and all stakeholders.  I have advised startups in the healthcare field and risk management arena.

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Risk management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Health care
  • Management
  • Boards of cooperatives, public insurance companies, and a private school
  • Entrpereneurship


  • Florida State University – Ph.D. Risk Management and Insurance, Support area in Real Estate
  • International Employee Benefit Foundation – Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
  • International Employee Benefit Foundations – Compensation Management Specialist (CMS)
  • American Institute – Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • American College – Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • University of Hartford – B.S. in Business

Key Publications & Presentations

  • “A Case Study of Financial Literacy and Wellbeing of Immigrants in Lloydminster, Canada” with Oludamola Duradola and Patricia Fusch, International Journal of business and Management, 2017 1:8.
  • “A Case Study Exploration of Blue-Collar Worker Retirement Plan Investment Decisions”, with Mark Griffin, International Journal of Applied Management and Technology, 2016 1.
  • “Finding high risk persons with internet tests to manage risks-a literature review with policy implications to avoid tragedies, save lives and money” Review of European Studies, 2016, 8.
  • “The integrity concept and collegiate classroom participation” Global Education Journal, 2014, 1.
  • “Factors that influence the investment decisions of blue-collar workers” with Mark Griffin,  Insights to a Changing World Journal, 2014, 1.

Global Engagements

  • Universities and corporations through out the U.S
  • Organizations in Costa Rica
  • Seminars for officials from China and Mongolia

Honors & Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, 2008, Roosevelt University College of Business.
  • Risk Management and Insurance Review Best Perspectives article, 2006.
  • CEBS Fellow.
  • Researcher of the Year, 2003, Roosevelt University College of Business
  • North American Editor of “Risk Management: An International Journal” 2003 to 2005.
  • Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, 1999.
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  1996.