RIMS Oregon Named Chapter of the Year / RIMS ECHO Awards Announced

April 16, 2018

​NEW YORK (April 16, 2018) — RIMS, the risk management society™, presented its first Chapter of the Year Award to RIMS Oregon Chapter for delivering exceptional resources, programming and opportunities to local members in 2017. The Chapter of the Year honor is part of RIMS new ECHO Awards Program that also recognized four other chapters – RIMS Minnesota Chapter, RIMS Broward County Chapter, RIMS Chesapeake Chapter and RIMS New York Chapter – at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio.

The ECHO Awards Program – Enhancing CHapter Outcomes – honors chapters that have successfully aligned their programming with RIMS’ strategic priorities to Innovate, Develop, Engage and Advocate for the global risk management community. This year’s chapter recipients received ECHO Awards in the following categories:

•    RIMS Chapter of the Year – RIMS Oregon Chapter
•    Innovation – RIMS Minnesota Chapter
•    Resource Development – RIMS Broward County Chapter
•    Engagement – RIMS Chesapeake Chapter
•    Advocacy – RIMS New York Chapter

“For RIMS to succeed, staff, board directors, our committee leaders and chapter volunteers must work in unison to achieve a common goal,” said RIMS President Robert Cartwright, Jr. “RIMS chapters are critical to our success, allowing the Society to deliver resources that meet their members’ specific needs. Congratulations to our ECHO Award winners who have fully embraced RIMS strategic priorities and continue to demonstrate their commitment to offering industry-leading opportunities to their communities.”

For details about other awards presented at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition, visit www.RIMS.org/awards or the conference website at www.RIMS.org/RIMS2018.

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 San Antonio, the event will be hosted in Boston in 2019. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2018.

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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