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RIMS Webinar: Operating in Today's Business Environment 3/3/2009


In response to the continuing financial industry crisis, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) has organized a two-part webinar series on Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, Operating in Today's Business Environment. These webinars have been designed to help explain the potential impact the latest changes in the financial markets may have on risk managers.

In the first webinar, AIG Commercial Insurance: Latest Developments, Thursday, March 5, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT, senior executives from AIG Commercial Insurance, will discuss the latest news at their company. Panelists include John Doyle, president and CEO of commercial insurance at AIG; and Robert S. Schimek, executive vice president and CFO of the property casualty group at AIG. The webinar is sponsored by RIMS Chicago Chapter.

In part two, Critical View on Today's Insurance Market, Friday, March 6, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT, leading financial analysts, market experts and economists will discuss the U.S. stimulus package, the recession and the opportunities that exist in today's business world. Panelists include Keith Walsh, analyst at Citigroup Investment Research; and Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, CPCU, president of the Insurance Information Institute. The webinar is co-sponsored by RIMS Rocky Mountain and San Diego Chapters.

The series is free to RIMS members; non-members may participate for a fee of $30. For more information, visit

Note: Accredited members of the press may also participate in the webinars free of charge. To register, please contact Felicia Messimer, RIMS communications associate, at (212) 655-6059 or

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or

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