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About The Education Committee

The purpose of the education committee is to design the education content available to RISE members. This includes CE & CLE accreditation, webinars, website content, and videos. If you have a passion for learning, would like to share your ideas, or want to make a difference for the next generation, this committee is for you.

Our committee meets once a month. Check out the event calendar for upcoming events and committee meeting dates.

Our committee meets once a month. Check out the event calendar for upcoming events and committee meeting dates.

Meet the Leadership

We are so grateful for the leadership of our committee co-chairs. They run our monthly meeting and work with a board sponsor to make all our ideas come true.

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Gracemarie Mende

Co-Chair

Gracemarie is a born and raised Jersey Girl and Arch Insurance Senior Claims Account Manager who spends her free time chasing her toddler around in his bat mobile, baking and trying new recipes, and traveling with her loving husband. With a background in Education prior to her tenure in insurance, Gracemarie brings a passion for teaching to her career and encourages her adjusters to keep learning to be their best.

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Bert Dizon

Co-Chair

A resident Los Angeles, he is an avid home cook, aspiring world traveler and will never pass up an opportunity to Karaoke. With a passion for education and mentorship, he believes that everyday it is important to learn something new.

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Terence Kadlec

Immediate Past Chair

A native Floridian now living in Denver, Terence loves all that Colorado offers from mountain biking, hiking and skiing. He and his family love traveling, cruising, and all things Disney. As an engineer, Terence has a passion for the sciences that he’s passed on to his two girls who love to ask questions and seek out answers. That same inspiration translates to Terence’s passion for education encouraging everyone to keep learning and asking questions.

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Matt McColley

Advisory Board Sponsor

Interested in this Committee?

You have to be a RISE member (but don't worry, that's free). Sign up for the committee and come check out our next meeting.