The McNeil Academy was established at Le Moyne College through a transformational gift from
the McNeil family, who are alumni and outstanding supporters of the College. Their vision is to
develop and oversee a world-class Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program that
emphasizes the importance of ethics and socially responsible leadership play not only in RMI, but
in one’s overall professional personal life.

Serving Our Students

The McNeil Academy provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with faculty, alumni and business partners to gain knowledge and experience in managing risks in today’s increasingly complex world;
  • Understand the educational benefits  and career opportunities that come with pursuing a degree or minoring in RMI;
  • Obtain research and experiential learning opportunities through internships and through opportunities to assist organizations, including nonprofits, with risk management related services; 
  • Leverage relationships with local, regional and national insurance companies and other risk management organizations in diverse industries.

Our Programs of Study

Le Moyne College currently offers the following majors and minors:

An integral component of the Risk Management and Insurance curriculum is a course on applied ethics that teaches students the importance that ethics, integrity and socially responsible leadership play in the fields of risk management and insurance.

McNeil Academy Leadership

The McNeil Academy is led by Frank Marullo, director and professor of practice in risk management and insurance.  Other members of the McNeil Academy include Jingshu Luo, Ph.D., assistant professor in risk management and insurance; Rachid Belhachemi, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and director of Actuarial Science Program; and Joseph Spino, Ph.D., McNeil Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics.


McNeil Academy Advisory Board

The McNeil Academy continues to develop relationships with local, regional, national and global insurance organizations and with the risk management functions of major businesses to understand the industry and its ongoing transformation and talent needs.  The director and other members of the McNeil Academy works closely with the McNeil Academy Advisory Board comprised of risk management and insurance leaders from local, regional, national and global insurance, financial services and other industry organizations; faculty from risk management and insurance programs at other Colleges and Universities; and members of the Le Moyne College faculty and administration.