PRIMA Institute Scholarship Winners

  • 11/5/2020 8:00 am

This year’s PRIMA Institute (PI), held in October 2020, was a first for two reasons — the event was conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this new format, which reduced travel and lodging costs, gave PE Partners the opportunity to award a scholarship to all 16 applicants.

Seth Sumner, city manager for the City of Athens, shared, “This was my first time attending PI, and even though the sessions were all virtual, the content was relevant, fresh and engaging. It served as a great reminder that managing risk is everyone’s shared responsibility. I most appreciated Mauricio Velasquez’s session on Unconscious and Conscious Bias — what a timely discussion for us to be having within our organizations!”

PRIMA Institute is a comprehensive risk management educational program designed for both new and experienced risk managers. Topics included risk terminology and insurance coverages, safety committee effectiveness and numerous emerging risk trend topics.

Thank you to everyone who applied for this continuing education opportunity.

2020 PRIMA Institute Scholarship Recipients

Angela Sylvester

HR Manager

City of Clinton

Barbara Deans

General Counsel

Memphis Housing Authority

Brittany Newton

Human Resources

City of Martin

C. Seth Sumner

City Manager

City of Athens

Jeremy Myers

Chief of Police

City of Tazewell

Eva Valentine

Human Resources Director/Risk Management

City of Etowah

Jennifer Jenkins

Risk Management & Safety Coordinator

City of Germantown

Jonathan Johnson

Assistant Fire Chief

City of Harriman

Joy Baker

Director of Risk Management

City of Johnson City

Kris Lord

Executive Assistant

Murfreesboro Housing Authority

Louise Horton, CIC

Health & Safety Officer

City of Bartlett

Michelle Young

Safety Coordinator

City of Cookeville

Roberta Morrow

Safety Coordinator


Sondra Denton

Finance Director

Town of Englewood

Steve Hughes

Fire Chief/Safety Director

City of Savannah

Tina Sowell

Safety Director / Admin Assistant/ ADA Coordinator

City of Lawrenceburg