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RIMS Welcomes Spokane Chapter as Society's 79th 5/17/2018


Society’s New Chapter Set to Unite Risk Professionals in Washington Metro


NEW YORK (May 17, 2018) RIMS, the risk management society™, has announced the addition of its 79th chapter in Spokane, Washington. RIMS Board of Directors reviewed the formal application, submitted by local risk professionals, and voted unanimously to establish the RIMS Spokane Chapter effective immediately.


RIMS Spokane Chapter’s inaugural Board of Directors include: President Bob Brandkamp - risk manager, Avista Corp.; Vice President Sheryl Brandt - chief risk officer, Enduris; Treasurer Greg Lagreid - global risk manager, Pyrotek; Secretary Nina DeCamp - program coordinator, Business & Auxiliary Services, Eastern Washington University; and Delegate Yvonne Tanak - risk manager, Itron.


“Organizations around the world are calling on risk professionals to support strategic decision-making while also remaining focused on the challenges and opportunities that impact success,” said RIMS President Robert Cartwright, Jr. “RIMS’ chapters offer exceptional opportunities to strengthen our risk management knowledge and understanding, to access valuable resources and, most importantly, forge lasting relationships. We are excited for the Spokane business community and look forward to supporting the chapter’s member engagement initiatives.”


RIMS Spokane Chapter Officers will meet on May 22, 2018 to build the chapter’s 2018 schedule of events. More details can be found on the chapter’s website:


With the addition of RIMS Spokane Chapter, the Society now has 79 official chapters. Sixty-six of those chapters are located in the United States, 10 in Canada and one each in Japan, Mexico and the Australasia region. In addition to its chapters, RIMS provides support and resources for risk professionals around the world. For a complete listing of RIMS chapters, visit

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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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