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RIMS Awards, Applications and Guidelines

At the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 28 - May 1 in Boston, 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 4, 2019 at 5pm EST

Please Note: The deadline for Part II of the 2019 Risk Manager of the Year nominations are due ​Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5pm EST. 

Risk Manager of the Year Award*

Recognizing outstanding performance in the practice of
risk management.

2018 Award Recipient
Guidelines for Submission

Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award

Ward Ching, Aon

Recognizing outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of risk management

Ron Judd "Heart of RIMS" Award

Randy Jouben, Potomac 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

Richard W. Bland Memorial Award

Terry Fleming

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

Enhancing Chapter Outcomes (ECHO) Awards Program

RIMS 2018 Chapter of the Year - Oregon

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

​*As of 2018, all ECHO award winning chapters will receive a monetary prize as part of their recognition*

ECHO Chapter Award Submission Form

Rising Star Award

Jaci Mennenga and Lindsey Harris

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

RIMS Ambassador Program 

Andrew Bent and Lori Seidenberg

The Risk Management Hall of Fame

Honoring: Berry Griffin

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 2019, please visit

Deadline to Apply: January 25, 2019

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

Peter Galvin, Uline

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 Global ERM Award of Distinction


The RIMS Global ERM Award of Distinction is intended to honor organizations from around the world 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.




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