Gary Langsdale, ARM, DRM

Education Manager,

Contact Details

Spring Mills, PA 16875-8232
Past President
Distinguished Risk Manager



Gary Langsdale serves as the part-time Education Manager for the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA), where he curates professional development opportunities for its members. He retired at the end of 2019 as assistant vice president & university risk officer for The Pennsylvania State University, a position he held since 2003, with responsibility for enterprise risk management, including operational, hazard, and enterprise risks. Previously, he was director of risk management at International Paper Company. Mr. Langsdale has over 45 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field, contributed to several white papers for URMIA (and served as the organization’s president in 2012-13), and participated in the development of the ASME standard on risk assessment in higher education. In April 2009, he was recognized by Business Insurance magazine as a member of their Risk Management Honor Roll, and in 2014 he was named by URMIA as a ""Distinguished Risk Manager"". Mr. Langsdale has a Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designation. His hobbies are saying yes to his grandchildren and no to his children.