Society recognizes outstanding achievements at Awards Luncheon
RIMS honored the industry’s shining stars at RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition Awards Luncheon. RIMS most prestigious award, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Carol A. Fox, ARM, senior director of risk management at Convergys Corporation. Named in honor of RIMS first president, Harry Goodell, 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.
During RIMS 2009 Award Luncheon, the Society recognized other outstanding risk practitioners. The Richard W. Bland Memorial Award was presented to Robert Cartwright, Jr., CRM, member of RIMS board of directors and loss prevention manager at Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
The Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award was presented to Marley Drainville, CRM, risk manager at Enerplus Resources Fund; and Al Gorski, risk manager at the Orange County Transportation Authority.
The Arthur Quern Quality Award was presented to Lawyers Insurance Fund, the Law Society of British Columbia for its Beat the Clock publication.
The Cristy Award was presented to Lori Kahwache, ARM, corporate risk manager at BlueLinx Corporation.
RIMS and Business Insurance magazine presented the 2009 Risk Manager of the Year® Award to Fred O. Pachón, ARM, CPDM, WCCP, vice president of risk management and insurance at Select Staffing. Also announced were members of the 2009 Risk Management Honor Roll®:
- Raymond J. Alletto, ARM, CIC, vice president of risk management at United Rentals, Inc.
- Lori Jorgensen, senior director of finance/risk management at Microsoft Corp.
- Gary W. Langsdale, ARM, university risk officer at Pennsylvania State University
RIMS also recognized the exceptional work of some of its 80 Chapters for Outstanding Chapter Programming, Advancing the Risk Management Profession, Outstanding Member Services, Overall Chapter Excellence and the new Membership Growth Awards. A complete list of RIMS chapter award winners is available here.
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