Robin K. Olson
Senior Research Analyst
Mr. Olson is the author and principal research analyst for IRMI's reference service Personal Risk Management and Insurance. He was formerly the principal research analyst for Commercial Auto Insurance.
Mr. Olson contributes articles on personal lines insurance and risk management as well as auto risk management to the Expert Commentary section of IRMI.com.
Mr. Olson earned a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in economics and a master of arts in liberal studies degree, both from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Automation Management (AAM), Associate in Research and Planning (ARP), Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)https://3740, and Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS)https://3744 certifications. He has been recognized twice by The Institutes for his outstanding scholarly achievements in its programs. Mr. Olson is also an active member of the CPCU Society, having held a number of chairmanships and offices, including president of the Dallas Chapter. He is currently the chairman of the Personal Lines Interest Group.
In addition, Mr. Olson also serves as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, where he teaches risk management classes. Before joining IRMI in 1998, Mr. Olson was an underwriting manager for two national insurance companies, where his experience encompassed both personal and commercial lines.