In Memoriam: Jack Hampton, June 24, 1942 – June 13, 2022

Risk & Insurance lost a friend, a long-time contributor and a Risk All Star when Jack Hampton passed away on June 13. We take a pause here to mourn his passing and celebrate his many accomplishments.
By: | June 23, 2022

We at Risk & Insurance were saddened to hear that one of our long-time Risk Insiders, John “Jack” Hampton passed away in his sleep on June 13.

Jack was a diligent, thoughtful contributor, who, as a natural teacher, tried to draw risk management lessons from every day events and pass them on to our readers.

We knew that Jack, who’d held numerous university positions, was the endowed chair of the Risk Management Department at St. Peter’s University and the former Executive Director of the Risk & Insurance Management Society.

What we didn’t know was, that among many other notable accomplishments, Jack had served as an infantry captain in Vietnam.

One of Jack’s best-read stories was his piece drawing risk management lessons from the march of the St. Peter’s Peacocks to the Elite Eight in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

Jack was also named a 2018 Risk All Star by this magazine.  That same year, he was the subject of a question and answer piece by our then-staff writer Katie Dwyer.

In memory of Jack, here are a few other pieces that he gave to us and our readers over the years.

On COVID-19 as a geopolitical risk

A risk manager goes on vacation

Business intelligence versus business analytics

The future of colleges and universities

How higher education can take a page out of Meghan and Harry’s book

Our team at Risk & Insurance sends condolences to Jack’s family and friends as they mourn his loss and celebrate his life. &

Dan Reynolds is editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance. He can be reached at [email protected].

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