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RIMS Ontario Chapter Presents Tino Brambilla With The 2015 Donald M. Stuart Award 10/2/2015


Leading Manitoban Risk Professional Powers His Organization & Community
Trudie E MacDonald Presented With the 2015 Fred H. Bossons Award

Québec City (October 2, 2015) — At the 2015 RIMS Canada Conference, RIMS Ontario Chapter presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Tino Brambilla, Manger, Insurance Service at Manitoba Hydro. Widely recognized as Canada’s highest honour within the risk management field, the Donald M. Stuart Award has been bestowed annually since 1979 by the RIMS Ontario Chapter (ORIMS) to celebrate Canadians who have made outstanding contributions in the risk management profession.  
“Organizations are leaning on their risk professionals more today than ever before,” said Paul Provis, President of ORIMS.  “In spite of their expanding responsibilities within their organizations, there is a select group of risk professionals who routinely go above and beyond to ensure that this profession continues to thrive. Not only is Tino Brambilla a highly accomplished practitioner, but he has never lost sight of the value he can add by supporting his fellow risk professionals. RIMS Ontario Chapter is proud to present this year’s Donald M. Stuart Award to this truly deserving individual.”
After joining Centra Gas Manitoba (Westcoast Energy) in 1997, Mr. Brambilla helped to consolidate the organization’s Insurance and Risk Management programs when it merged with Manitoba Hydro and, again, when Winnipeg Hydro was purchased. He has been Manager of Insurance Services with Manitoba Hydro since 1999 and is an active member of the Manitoba Hydro Corporate ERM Steering Committee and Natural Gas Emergency Response Steering Committee.
“Since I began in the profession, risk management and the risks our organizations face have certainly evolved,” said Mr. Brambilla.  “One of the greatest assets risk professionals have is each other. Sharing ideas and experiences is so critical to what we do and it has been rewarding to give back to the profession throughout my career. It is an honour to be presented this highest award from my peers.” 
Mr. Brambilla is a Board Member of RIMS Manitoba Chapter (MaRIMS) and, previously, served as the chapter’s president for four years. He has held numerous Society positions including Chapter Delegate, Treasurer and Chair of the RIMS Canada Council. In addition to his involvement with RIMS, Mr. Brambilla served as Board member for the last 14 years and President of the Insurance Institute of Manitoba. He also served as Chair of the Canadian Electrical Risk Managers and Vice President and President of the Black Sturgeon Lake Property Owners Association.
Fred H. Bossons Award
Also presented at the conference was the Fred H. Bossons Award, which each year honours the risk management professional who earns the highest marks on the three courses required to receive the CRM designation. This year’s winner is Trudie E MacDonald, Senior Underwriter at Usborne & Hibbert Mutual Fire Insurance Company based in Exeter, Ontario.
About RIMS Canada Council
The RIMS Canada Council (RCC) is a standing committee of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS).  The RCC addresses the strategic initiatives of RIMS and risk management issues in Canada.

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About RIMS

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