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RIMS Announces 2009 Membership Award Winners 1/5/2010

RIMS Chapter membership grows despite depressed economy

NEW YORK (January 5, 2010) — The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) today announced the winners of the 2009 Membership Star and SuperStar awards. Initiated in 2008 to acknowledge chapters with exceptional growth rates, Star Awards are bestowed upon those chapters with growth rates of at least 6 percent but less than 9 percent, while SuperStar Awards are granted to those chapters with growth rates of 9 percent or more.
Recipients will receive their honors at the Awards Luncheon during the RIMS 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boston on April 26.

“This year’s SuperStar and Star award winners deserve special recognition,” says Mary Roth, ARM, executive director of RIMS. “Their membership growth, given the economic conditions of the past year, demonstrates that the chapters and their leaders are providing tremendous value.  By offering opportunities for professional development and collegial networking, the chapters are helping their members succeed, even in these challenging financial times.”

Recipients of the 2009 Membership SuperStar Award are: 

  • RIMS Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
  • RIMS Delaware Valley Chapter
  • RIMS Upstate New York Chapter
  • RIMS Saskatchewan Chapter
  • RIMS Mid-Illinois Chapter
  • RIMS South Texas Chapter
  • RIMS Maritime Chapter 

Recipient of the 2009 Membership Star Award is: 

  • RIMS Tampa Bay Chapter

For more information about RIMS chapters, click here.

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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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