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RIMS 2013 Awards & Honors 4/22/2013


NEW YORK (April 22, 2013) — RIMS, the risk management society™, today announced the winners of its series of industry awards presented during RIMS 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition Award Luncheon in Los Angeles.

RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Daniel W. Houston, Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Learning for The McCart Group in Duluth, Georgia. Named in honor of RIMS first president, 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.

The Richard W. Bland Memorial Award was presented to Janet Kerr, vice president of risk management, Boston Properties, Inc. The award was created by RIMS Kansas City Chapter in 1974 to recognize a member’s dedicated commitment in the area of legislation or regulation.

The Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award pays tribute to the legacy of Ron Judd, who served as RIMS executive director for 22 years. Individuals are nominated by chapters for outstanding performance in furthering risk management at the chapter level.   

This year, there were two “Heart of RIMS” Award winners.  Scott B. Clark, risk & benefits officer for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and former RIMS President (2011), was presented with the award for his work with RIMS Greater Miami Chapter.  Karin McDonald, Director of Risk & Insurance for Hydro One Networks Inc., was also presented with the award for her work with the RIMS Ontario Chapter.


The Cristy Award was presented to Ed C Mitchell, director of risk management for Metropolitan Stevedore Company in Wilmington, California. This award acknowledges the individual who earned the highest marks on the three exams required to earn the Associate of Risk Management designation.

RIMS and Business Insurance magazine presented the 2013 Risk Manager of the Year® Award to Lori Gray, Risk Management Division Chief for Prince William County in Virginia.

RIMS also recognized the exceptional work of its Chapters for outstanding chapter programming and conferences; advancing the risk management profession; outstanding member services; as well as membership growth. Details about Chapter award winners are available at  

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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 10,000 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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