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June 2008 RIMSCOPE: Interview with the "Heart of RIMS", new online course offerings and more!

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Interview: Peggy Accordino, Winner of the 2007 Ron Judd "Heart of RIMS" Award

Ron Judd, during his 22-year tenure as RIMS executive director, proved himself to be a man of vision and leadership by facilitating the spread of risk management overseas and assisting risk managers abroad to establish similar organizations. He also understood that RIMS chapters, totaling at 80 today, and the volunteers who run them are the lifeblood of the Society.

At RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition, the Society pays homage to his legacy by presenting the Ron Judd "Heart of RIMS" Award to a deserving chapter volunteer. The award is given to a member for outstanding performance in furthering risk management at the chapter level. This year's winner is Peggy Accordino, ARM, vice president and director of risk management at National Financial Partners Corporation, and vice president and director of RIMS New York Chapter. RIMS recently spoke with Peggy about her career as a risk manager and how opportunities at the Society and RIMS New York Chapter have benefited her professionally. Read the article here.

RIMS Regional Conference Schedule
RIMS Western Regional Conference and Florida Educational Conference offer top-notch education and networking!

RIMS 52nd Annual Western Regional Conference kicks off on September 2-5 in San Francisco. Hosted by RIMS Golden Gate Chapter, the popular event is slated to attract more than 100 talented risk management professionals from the western states and beyond. Online registration ends August 15, 2008. Complete details on RIMS Western Regional Conference are available at

The 33rd Annual RIMS Florida Educational Conference kicks off on July 29 in Naples, Florida, with more than 600 risk professionals from North America and Europe are slated to attend. The deadline to register for RIMS Florida Educational Conference is July 21. Complete details on RIMS Florida Educational Conference are available at

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Program Suggestions Due July 18 for RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Share your expertise, gain visibility, network, enhance your professional growth and promote your organization by submitting a program suggestion for RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando on April 19-23. Help shape the educational content that will influence more than 5,000 risk practitioners at the premier risk management event. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 18! Click here for more information.

RIMS Announces New Online Program and Certification for Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist
Program focuses on specific needs for risk managers in the construction sector

RIMS has announced an addition to its online course offerings-the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) certification. The program, developed by the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), allows risk practitioners to develop a specialized expertise in construction risk and insurance. Click here to read the article.

Members Address Industry Agenda at RIMS on the Hill Legislative Conference

In June, more than 45 risk management professionals attended the 10th Annual RIMS on the Hill Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The two-day event provides a forum for RIMS members to represent the Society on Capitol Hill to ensure that the voice of risk management is heard and incorporated into legislation directly affecting risk management. Read the article here.


Submissions Needed for RIMS 2008 Risk Management Compensation Survey and RIMS 2009 Benchmark Survey™
Order your copy of the 2008 RIMS Benchmark Survey™ book today!

RIMS is in the midst of collecting data for the 2008 Risk Management Compensation Survey and RIMS 2009 Benchmark Survey™. Would you like to receive a free copy of the results of these Surveys? It's easy-simply provide your data today! For more information, click here.

Order your copy of the 2008 RIMS Benchmark Survey™ book today!
The 2008 RIMS Benchmark Survey™ book is now available. Risk managers use the RIMS Benchmark Survey™ book to monitor and evaluate programs, help negotiate program costs and design, and navigate the latest risk management trends. New to this year's book is a special chapter dedicated to a Broker Services and Remuneration Study, which found that insurance buyers benefited from a highly competitive insurance brokerage market in 2007. Contributors to the survey receive a free copy of the book, but additional copies are available at a cost of $50 for members. Non-contributors who are members may order the book at for $500--a 33% savings over the non-member price.

RIMS Staff Shining Stars
Meetings and Events team soars towards success!

2007 and 2008 marked banner years of recognition for RIMS Meetings and Events Department staff. Click here to read the article.

Risk Management June 2008 Issue

The June issue of Risk Management delves into the subprime meltdown with a two-part look at the insurance coverage battles ahead and how the crisis demonstrates how ERM and IT investment could help prevent a similar catastrophe in the future. We also examine the impact of data security breaches, the value of smoothing cash flows, the importance of board-level risk management committees and how developing proper product safety warnings can keep you out of court. And don't miss out on the expanded Forefront and Details sections for the latest news and views that affect the risk management world.

To read the June issue of Risk Management, visit




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