RIMS Introduces 2011 President and Board of Directors

December 21, 2010

NEW YORK (December 21, 2010) — The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) today announced that Scott B. Clark, AAI will lead the Society as president for the 2011 term, effective January 1. Clark is the risk and benefits officer for the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Clark served RIMS as secretary in 2010 and has been a member of RIMS board since 2000. He is a founder of RIMS Greater Miami Chapter, where he served as president during 1992 and again in 2003. In 2007, Clark was named to Business Insurance Magazine's Risk Manager of the Year Honor Roll. Past professional experience includes his role as state officer of the Florida Educational Risk Managers Association (FERMA) from 1989 -1991, and president from 1991-1992. Clark is currently a member of the State and Local Government Benefit Association, Public Risk and Insurance Management Association and Florida Health Care Coalition board.

Joining Clark as officers on RIMS 2011 board of directors are:

Deborah M. Luthi, ARM, CCSA
Risk Manager, Assurance & Internal Controls, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Ms. Luthi will serve as vice president

John R. Phelps, ARM, CPCU, CBCP
Director of Business Risk Solutions, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.
Mr. Phelps will serve as secretary

Carolyn M. Snow, CPCU
Director, Insurance Risk Management, Humana Inc.
Ms. Snow will serve as treasurer


The newly-elected members of the board are:

Kim Hunton, MPA, FCIP, RF
Corporate Risk Manager, City of Ottawa

Lori Seidenberg, ARM
Vice-President, Enterprise Risk Management, Centerline Capital Group

William Montanez, ARM
Director, Risk Management, Ace Hardware Corporation                    


The following members of RIMS board were re-elected for the 2010 term:

Robert Cartwright Jr., CRM
Loss Prevention Manager, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC

Frederick J. Savage, FCII, ARM
Director, Risk Management (San Ramon), Chevron Corporation

Janet E. Barnes, ARM
Risk Manager and Security Administrator, Snohomish County PUD No.1

Daniel H. Kugler, ARM, CEBS, CPCU, AIC, ACI
Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Risk Management, Snap-On Inc.

Richard J. Roberts, Jr., ALCM, ARM, CPCU, RF
Corporate Risk Manager, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.

Nowell Seaman, CIP, CRM
Manager, Risk Management and Insurance Services, University of Saskatchewan

Julie C. Pemberton, ARM
Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

Michael D. Phillipus, ARM           
Director, Insurance and Risk Management, ATP Oil & Gas Corporation

Terry Fleming (Ex Officio)
Director, Division of Risk Management, Montgomery County, Maryland

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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