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RIMS Awards, Applications and Guidelines

At the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 23-26 in Philadelphia, 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 is Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5pm EST

New for 2017:

RIMS is pleased to announce the Enhancing Chapter Outcomes (EChO) Recognition Program, a new way for chapters to be honored for their achievements throughout the year. This new program, which will serve as a useful strategic planning tool for chapters and provide recognition and value for chapter successes, is new for 2017 and replaces the current chapter awards structure. Use this planning document in your chapter strategic planning activities. To ensure you can be considered for an award this fall, please submit the EChO planning template to RIMS with completed goals by March 17. If you have any questions about the program, please email

Risk Manager of the Year Award*


Recognizing outstanding performance in the practice of
risk management.

2017 Award Recipient
Guidelines for Submission

  • *The Risk Manager of the Year Nomination window is now 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

Chapter Awards Program

RIMS 2017 Achievement Award Winning Chapters

Highlighting the achievements of Chapters in the areas of Education, Organization, Communication and Community

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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