RIMS, the risk management society®, today announced the winners of its series of industry awards presented during RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition Awards and Recognition Luncheon in Boston.
RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Debra Rodgers, retired Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management at Aramark Corporation. 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 Luke Figora, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Northwestern University. RIMS Risk Management Honor Roll inducted David Stills, Vice President, Global Risk Management for Walmart Inc.
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 Gordon Adams, an active member and leader of RIMS Orange County 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, Keesa Garcia, Risk Manager at NALS Apartment Homes, was honored for demonstrating exceptional initiative, volunteerism, professional development, achievement and leadership potential.
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 inductee into the Hall of Fame include former RIMS presidents Deborah Luthi and William Mather.
The Richard W. Bland Memorial Award was presented to Gary Raymond, Lead, Risk & Insurance at FedEx Ground. The award was created by RIMS Kansas City Chapter in 1974 to recognize a member’s dedicated commitment in the area of legislation or regulation.
The Cristy Award was presented to Jessica Robb, Senior Financial Analyst at Nissan North America. 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 2018 Large Commercial Insurance StudySM conducted in association with RIMS, the risk management society®, has named XL Catlin now AXA XL as the top-performing insurer for 2018.
RIMS also recognized the exceptional work of its chapters for their outstanding chapter programming and resources, as well as member engagement initiatives. Details about chapter award recipients are available at www.RIMS.org/newsroom.
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