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Julie Pemberton Named 2016 President of RIMS 1/4/2016


Society Introduces 2016 Officers & Board of Directors
NEW YORK (January 4, 2016) — RIMS, the risk management society™, today announced that Julie Pemberton will lead the Society as president for the 2016 term, effective January 1. 
Ms. Pemberton is the Director of Enterprise Risk and Insurance Management for Outerwall Inc. She has been a member of RIMS for more than 16 years and on its Board of Directors for six years.  Previously, Ms. Pemberton served as the Society’s Vice President and Board liaison to RIMS External Affairs Committee.  She is a member of RIMS Chicago Chapter.
“Every invention.  Every startup. Every process, guideline, protocol and standard starts with an idea,” said Ms. Pemberton. “Risk professionals’ responsibilities continue to evolve and are growing within their organizations. In addition to mitigating the impact of a risk, practitioners are initiating ideas and developing solutions to not only prevent unwanted risks but to embrace and enable risk taking that optimizes business growth.
“As RIMS 62nd President, I look forward to helping this Society focus on the future, ensuring that we continue to advance and convert ideas into valuable resources that support the world’s risk management community.”   
Officers on RIMS 2016 Board of Directors:
•    President: Julie C. Pemberton, ARM; Director, Enterprise Risk and Insurance Management, Outerwall Inc.;
•    Vice President: Nowell R. Seaman, CIP, CRM; Director, Global Risk Management, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.;
•    Treasurer: Jennifer Santiago, ARM; Director of Insurance, Novartis Corporation;
•    Secretary: Steve Pottle, CIP, CRM; Director, Risk Management Services, York University.
New Board Member:
•    Emily Cummins, CPA, CPCU, CISSP, ARM, ARE; Managing Director of Tax and Risk Management, National Rifle Association;
•    Barry Dillard; Director, Claims Management, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US;
•    Laura Langone; Senior Director, Global Risk Management and Insurance, PayPal, Inc. Holdings.
Incumbent Board Members:
•    Gordon Adams; Risk Management, Servco Pacific Inc.;
•    Gloria Brosius; Corporate Risk Manager, Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings;
•    Robert Cartwright, Jr., CRM; Safety and Health Manager, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC;
•    Richard J. Roberts, Jr., RF, ALCM, ARM, ARME, CPCU; Director of Risk Management and Employee Benefits, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (Ex-Officio);
•    Janet Stein; Director, Risk Management & Insurance, University of Calgary;
•    Robert Zhang; China Risk and Compliance Manager, IKEA (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
For more information about RIMS leadership, 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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