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RIMS Awards, Applications and Guidelines

At the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 15-18 in San Antonio, we will honor individuals, organizations and chapters for their outstanding achievements in risk management. If you know someone who deserves recognition, submit a nomination today. 

The deadline to submit award nominations to is Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5pm EST

Risk Manager of the Year Award*

Recognizing outstanding performance in the practice of
risk management.

2017 Award Recipient
Guidelines for Submission

  • *The submission period for the 2018 RMOY program has closed* 

Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award

Scott Clark, Arthur J Gallagher​

Recognizing outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of risk management

Ron Judd "Heart of RIMS" Award

Robin Joines, Memphis Chapter

Recognizing the volunteer contributions of a RIMS member who serves as a role model keeping the Chapter, and hence the Society, vibrant and resilient

Enhancing Chapter Outcomes (ECHO) Awards Program

RIMS 2017 Achievement Award Winning Chapters

Recognizes chapter for exception strategic planning and achievement of goals in Innovation, Development, Engagement, and Advocacy

Rising Star Award

William Lehman

Recognizing an individual that has demonstrated exceptional initiative, volunteerism, professional development, achievement, and leadership potential early in their career.

RIMS Ambassador Program 

Debra Samuel

The Risk Management Hall of Fame

Honoring: P. Richard Hackenburg and Glen Frederick

The Risk Management Hall of Fame was formed in 2011 by RIMS and AIG to preserve the history and tradition of the profession. For more information about this year's inductees and the selection process, or to make a nomination for 2017, please visit

JD Power Award


XL Catlin and Lockton

The JD Power Award is given to the company with the most outstanding performance in eight specific attributes as determined by the US Large Business Commercial Insurance Satisfaction Study.

Cristy Award

David J. Engel, AT&T Inc.

The Cristy Award acknowledges the individual who earned the highest marks on the three exams required to earn the Associate of Risk Management designation.

RIMS ERM Award of Distinction


The RIMS ERM Award of Distinction is intended to honor organizations that have created value through their ERM programs. In acknowledging the continuing evolution of risk management and advancing its mission, RIMS seeks to recognize and share best practices and success stories. The award is presented annually at the RIMS ERM Conference.

Richard W. Bland Memorial Award

Richard E. Rabs AIC, ARM

Recognizing outstanding performance and effort by a RIMS member in the area of legislation and/or regulation related to risk and insurance. 




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