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RIMS Launches Online Networking Community 4/9/2009


NEW YORK (April 9, 2009) — The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has launched a new online networking platform for RIMS members. RIMS Community, which includes an enhanced member directory, allows members to blog, create peer networks and interest groups, share white papers and other documents and much more.

"We are excited to add this networking feature to RIMS online tools. This risk management-focused social networking capability connects RIMS members on a broader scale," says Mary Roth, ARM, RIMS executive director. "Members will find that RIMS Community provides an effective way to access information, solicit feedback and keep on top of the ever evolving world of risk."

Highlights of new offerings from RIMS Community include:

  • Member Directory for professional networking, finding peers and blogging on industry topics;
  • eGroups for connecting and exchanging knowledge in 40+ topical discussion groups;
  • Resource Library for sharing, viewing, rating, and commenting on files such as white papers, industry reports, risk management document templates, articles, videos and podcasts; and,
  • Glossary, a wiki for searching and updating risk management terms.

Risk practitioners interested in accessing the online RIMS Community can join RIMS at Membership is available to business executives with risk management responsibilities as well as industry service providers.

For more information about RIMS Community, visit

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit


For more information, contact:

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


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