RIMS 2016 Awards & Honors

April 11, 2016

​NEW YORK (April 11, 2016) — RIMS, the risk management society™, today announced the winners of its series of industry awards presented during RIMS 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition Awards Luncheon in San Diego.

RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Christopher E. Mandel, senior vice president, strategic solutions for Sedgwick Claims Management, Inc. Named in honor of RIMS’ first president, the award pays tribute to an individual who has furthered the goals of the Society and the risk management discipline through outstanding service and achievement.

The Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award pays tribute to the legacy of Ron Judd, who served as the RIMS Executive Director for 22 years. Individuals are nominated by chapters for outstanding performance in furthering risk management at the chapter level.   This year’s Heart of RIMS recipient is Robin Joines, senior vice president, risk management for Sedgwick and active member of RIMS Memphis Chapter.

The RIMS Rising Star Award honors up-and-coming risk management professionals under the age of 35 or who have seven or less years of professional experience in the industry.  This year, Alumine Bellone, director of risk and insurance for Broward Health and Kathleen Crowe, account specialist II for Aon Risk Solutions were honored for demonstrating exceptional initiative, volunteerism, professional development, achievement, and leadership potential. 

The RIMS Ambassadors Group award recognizes individuals for their continued service with RIMS, going above and beyond to help strengthen and support the Society’s strategic initiatives. RIMS first inductees into the RIMS Ambassador Group are Darius Delon, South Alberta Chapter member and associate vice president, risk services at Mount Royal University and Daniel McGarvey, Western Carolina Chapter member and managing director at Marsh. 

The Cristy Award was presented to David Engel, director, AT&T risk management. This award acknowledges the individual who earned the highest marks on the three exams required to earn the Associate of Risk Management designation.

RIMS and Business Insurance magazine presented the 2016 Risk Manager of the Year® Award to Gus Fuldner, head of insurance at Uber Technologies Inc. 

RIMS also recognized the exceptional work of its chapters for outstanding chapter programming and conferences; advancing the risk management profession; outstanding member services; as well as membership growth. Details about chapter award recipients are available at www.RIMS.org/newsroom.  

Stay current with all the news from RIMS 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition at www.RIMS.org/RIMS16. 

About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 150 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. Following San Diego, the event will be hosted in Philadelphia in 2017. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS16.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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