April 24, 2017

NEW YORK (April 24, 2017) — RIMS, the risk management society™, today announced the winners of its series of industry awards presented during RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition Awards Luncheon in Philadelphia.

RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Scott B. Clark, Area Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management Consultant at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 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.

RIMS Risk Manager of the Year and Risk Management Honor Roll aim to raise the profile of the risk management profession and the outstanding programs practitioners have implemented within their organizations. This year’s winner was Loren Nickel, Director of Business Risk and Insurance at Google. Inductees to the RIMS Risk Management Honor Roll were Benjamin Evans, Executive Director, Office of Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Pennsylvania; Juliana J. Keaton, Director of Insurance at CSX Transportation, Inc.; and Scot Schwarting, Director of Risk Management at Whirlpool Corporation.

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, William Lehman, Insurance Specialist at Cook Group Incorporated, was 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. This year, the Society welcomed Debra Samuel, Manager, Insurance and Risk Management at Arconic Inc. to the group. 

The Risk Management Hall of Fame is a joint venture of RIMS and AIG, and was created to preserve the history and tradition of the profession. This year’s inductees into the Hall of Fame are P. Richard Hackenburg and Glen Frederick

The Cristy Award was presented to Michael Ratto, Risk Procurement Manager at Kraemer North America LLC. This award acknowledges the individual who earned the highest marks on the three exams required to earn the Associate of Risk Management designation.

The J.D. Power 2016 Large Commercial Insurance Study,SM conducted in association with RIMS the risk management society,™ has named Lockton as the top-performing broker for 2016 and XL Catlin as the top-performing insurer for 2016.  

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 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition at www.RIMS.org/RIMS2017. 

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 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. Following Philadelphia, the event will be hosted in San Antonio in 2018. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2017.

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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