RIMS AWARDS & HONORS: RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition

April 28, 2014

NEW YORK (April 28, 2014) — RIMS, the risk management society™, today announced the winners of its series of industry awards presented during RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition Awards Luncheon in Denver.

RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Mark DeLillo, director of risk management for Taylor Morrison, Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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 Hal D. Larson, vice president, risk manager, Kent Corporation and an active member of the RIMS Greater Quad Cities Chapter in Iowa.

The Richard W. Bland Memorial Award was presented to Scott B. Clark, risk & benefits officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 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 Melissa Swanson, risk management analyst, California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo. 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 2014 Risk Manager of the Year® Award to William M. Zachry, vice president of risk management at Safeway 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 winners are available at www.RIMS.org/newsroom.  

Stay current with all the news on RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition at www.RIMS.org/RIMS14.

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 Denver, the event will be hosted in New Orleans in 2015. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS14.


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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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