As director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, Dr. Medders researches and raises public awareness in the areas of catastrophe modeling, catastrophe risk finance and economic resilience to disasters. She collaborates with teams of researchers in atmospheric science, business, economics, engineering, geography, urban planning and other disciplines on storm preparedness and resilience. She has presented and published numerous papers on these subjects and others in academic, government and industry forums. She has taught myriad topics in risk management and insurance, although her current teaching centers primarily on issues specific to catastrophe and global risk management. Dr. Medders was also appointed in late January, 2013 by the State Board of Administration of the State of Florida to chair the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, a commission on which she has served by appointment from the State of Florida CFO as the Statistics Expert Member since late 2009. Concurrently, Dr. Medders serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Risk and Insurance Association and as member of the Teaching Committee for the American Risk and Insurance Association.
Lorilee Medders - Vita (PDF)
SELECTED PUBLISHED RESEARCH
Patricia Born, Randy Dumm, Martin Grace, Lorilee Medders, Charles Nyce (2012), "Mitigation, Money and Residual Markets: Findings from a Symposium on Catastrophic Risk Management," Journal of Insurance Regulation.
Patrick Maroney, Lorilee Medders, Charles Nyce (2012), "Managing Windstorm Exposure: Lessons Learned from Florida," Journal of Insurance Regulation.
Lorilee Medders, Charles Nyce, J Bradley Karl (2012)"Market Implications of Public Policy Interventions: The Case of Florida's Property Insurance Market," Risk Management and Insurance Review.
Darren Prum, Lorilee Medders (2012), "The Bonds that Tie: Will a Performance Bond Require that a Surety Deliver a Certified Green Building?" Hastings Business Law Journal.
Selected Scholar, 2nd Summer Institute on Disaster and Risk, International Human Dimension Program, Integrated Risk Governance Project, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, Summer 2010.
Dr. Medders is a native of Bibb County, Alabama, where she grew up primarily on her grandfather's farm, as the daughter of a protestant minister. In her leisure time, she enjoys target clay and wing shooting as well as hiking and rock climbing.