Lynne McChristian is the Director of the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research and a senior instructor in insurance and enterprise risk management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Prior academic credentials include Faculty and Executive Director of the Center for Risk Management Education & Research at Florida State University, Visiting Professor of Mass Communication at the University of South Florida, and teaching positions at San Antonio College and St. Mary's University, both in Texas. McChristian’s business experience includes 14 years at USAA in Florida and Texas with responsibilities for external communication, including strategic communication, and marketing for the life insurance business. She was a public relations manager for a Florida-based workers compensation insurance company and has worked in real estate marketing, public relations, and in television news.
McChristian has a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University and an M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas. She holds the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) professional accreditation and the associate's designation in management (AIM) from the Insurance Institute of America.