RIMS Presents Highest Industry Honors at 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition

May 02, 2011

NEW YORK (May 2, 2011) — The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) today announced the winners of its series of industry awards, presented during RIMS 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition Award Luncheon in Vancouver.

RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Glen Frederick, director of risk management client services for the Government of British Columbia. 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 Society recognized other outstanding risk practitioners, as well. The Richard W. Bland Memorial Award was presented to Wayne Salen, director of risk management for Labor Finders International. 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 Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award was presented to Janice McGraw, associate director of risk management and insurance for McGill University and member of the Quebec Chapter. The award pays tribute to the legacy of Ron Judd, who served as RIMS executive director for 22 years. Individuals are nominated by chapters for outstanding performance in furthering risk management at the chapter level.

The Arthur Quern Quality Award was presented to Steve Willis, head of Insurance for International Power, UK. This honor showcases innovation within the risk management industry that has contributed to increased quality in products, services and enterprise risk management within an organization.

The Cristy Award was presented to Dylan P. Lauzon, risk analyst for Big 5 Corporation. 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 2010 Risk Manager of the Year® Award to Lisa Havens, associate general counsel and director of risk management for Scott & White Healthcare.

RIMS also recognized the exceptional work of its Chapters for Outstanding Chapter Programming, Advancing the Risk Management Profession, Outstanding Member Services, Overall Chapter Excellence and the new Membership Growth Awards.

Stay current with all the news on RIMS 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition online at www.RIMS.org/RIMS2011.

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 five-day event offers more than 120 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with more than 400 exhibitors. Following Boston, the event will be hosted in Vancouver in 2011. For more information, click here.

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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