Lou retired October 31, 2015 from his position as Director of Risk Management at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, a position he held since November 1, 2003. Prior to that he was Risk Manager for The Budd Company/ThyssenKrupp USA in Troy, Michigan for 22 years, retiring in 2001. The Budd Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG of Germany. He was President of RIMS National in the 1996-97 administrative year. Mr. Drapeau received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University, an MBA from Eastern Michigan University. He was also an adjunct professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, teaching a Senior and Graduate Level Risk Management Course for 12 years.