International Risk Management Institute, Inc., Senior Research Analyst

Rob Olson is the author and principal research analyst for IRMI's reference service, Personal Risk Management and Insurance, and is actively involved in commercial automobile insurance and trucking issues as well. Mr. Olson earned a BA degree, cum laude, in economics and an MLA degree, both from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Automation Management (AAM), Associate in Research and Planning (ARP), Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) designations. He has been recognized twice by the Insurance Institute of America (IIA) for his outstanding scholarly achievements in its programs. Mr. Olson is also an active member of the CPCU Society, having held a number of chairmanships and offices, including president of the Dallas Chapter. He is currently a national interest group governor with the CPCU Society and the immediate past chairman of the CPCU national Personal Lines Interest Group.

In addition, Mr. Olson serves as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University where he teaches risk management and insurance classes. Mr. Olson’s avocation is philosophy and is currently serving as president of Dallas Philosopher’s Forum. He is actively involved in the community, teaching life skills classes to teenage inmates at the Dallas County jail.