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RIMS to Co-Host CLM National Women’s Forum 9/8/2010


NEW YORK (September 8, 2010) The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS), along with the Council on Litigation Management (CLM) and the National Association of Insurance Women-NYC, will host the 2010 CLM National Women’s Forum on October 19, 2010 at the 3 West Club in New York City. Sixteen female executives from the insurance, corporate and legal sectors will participate in practical panel discussions and individual presentations on understanding your present position, overcoming barriers and formulating the future.

“Women comprise a crucial and ever-growing segment of the insurance, risk management and legal professions and RIMS is thrilled to be able to take an active role in furthering that progress,” says Mary Roth, executive director of RIMS. “The theme of this year’s event, ‘Seizing the Moment,’ is a critical message for today’s female professionals who have an opportunity to benefit from a very accessible business climate.”  

Featured speakers include RIMS board member Julie Pemberton, who serves as Chiquita Brands International’s manager of enterprise risk management, as well as: 

·         Kate Bertini, Assistant General Counsel, United Technologies Corporation

·         Irene Chiu, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Systagenix Wound Management

·         Carol DiBattiste, SVP Privacy, Security, Compliance and Government Affairs, LexisNexis

·         Julie Fortune, Sr. Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, Arrowpoint Capital

·         Lois Fuchs, Vice President, Risk Management, Honeywell

·         Helen Gillcrist, Vice President, Liberty Mutual

·         Trish Henry, Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, ACE Group

·         LoriAnn Lowery, President, Field Operations, Navigators Management Company

·         Deborah Masucci, Vice President, Chartis

·         Fran McCaffrey, Corporate Counsel, BMW of North America

·         Pamela Newman, President & CEO, The Newman Team, Aon

·         Robin Sangston, VP, Legal Affairs, Cox Communications

·         Dorien Smithson, Executive Vice President, Practice Leader, Willis

·         Jane Tutoki, Chief Claims Officer, Zurich North America

·         Paula Watson, Vice President and Senior Counsel, TD Bank

To RSVP for the event, you must first register for Fellowship with CLM.  Fellowship is free and can be completed quickly on CLM’s website. Fees for the event are $50 for Fellows (corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, insurance and claims professionals, etc.) and $100 for members (defense attorneys).


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