RIMS-CRMP Stories

Explore this series of interviews to discover why these risk professionals earned their RIMS-CRMP certifications and what the process was like for them.

Tamika Puckett
 Tamika Burgos Puckett
Tamika Burgos Puckett is a Global Client Advocate at WTW. Though she is now on “the service-side” of the profession, she spent years as a risk leader in several public entities and major companies and earned her RIMS-CRMP in 2021. She discussed how the knowledge she gained from the exam continues to be useful, even after the unexpected career change. Learn more.
Ward Ching Ward Ching
RIMS-CRMP Chairman Ward Ching discusses the origins of the RIMS-CRMP certification and how it continues to evolve to reflect real scenarios facing risk professionals. Learn more.

 Stephanie Fisher
Stephanie Fisher, Director of Risk Management and Insurance at Quanta Services, discussed how the RIMS-CRMP has enhanced her professional profile and her plans to encourage the global risk community as a member on the RIMS-CRMP Certification Commission. Learn more.
Carrie Frandsen
 Carrie Frandsen
Carrie Frandsen, ERM leader at University of California system, discussed how the RIMS-CRMP has impacted her career and her goals as a member on the RIMS-CRMP Certification Commission. Learn more.
Dan Kugler
 Dan Kugler
Dan Kugler was already a seasoned risk manager with decades of experience in 2016, but his enthusiasm for the profession got a boost when he took the RIMS-CRMP exam that year. Learn more.
240x240-Jennifer-Santiago Jennifer Santiago
RIMS Treasurer Jennifer Santiago discussed why she lobbied so hard to launch the RIMS-CRMP, how the certification enhances her professional profile and offers tips on recertification. Learn more.
Kirk Andersen
 Kirk Andersen
Kirk Andersen is the first risk professional based in Japan to earn the RIMS-CRMP. The global risk manager at Tsubakimoto Chain Co. discusses his inspiration to pursue the certification and how it can have an impact on professionals in the country. Learn more. | Read Japanese Version
JongKi Ryu JongKi Ryu
JongKi Ryu discusses what inspired him to pursue his RIMS-CRMP certification following 20 years of risk management experience. Learn more.
Khalid Almofeez Khalid Almofeez
Khalid Almofeez leads enterprise risk management at American Express Saudi Arabia and tells us what it was like to be among the very first in the Middle East region to earn the RIMS-CRMP. Learn more.
Charles Vu
 Charles Vu
OCRIMS Chapter President Charles Vu tells us what inspired him to earn the RIMS-CRMP and remotely recertify in 2021. Learn more.
Steve Pottle
 Steve Pottle
RIMS 2019 Vice President Steve Pottle discussed his experience achieving the RIMS-CRMP and how he approached his first online-proctored exam. Learn more.
Elliott Long
 Elliott Long
RIMS 2021 Rising Star Elliott Long reveals how the RIMS-CRMP helped him make an impact for Aflac and for the profession, and his approach to taking the exam and recertifying. Learn more.
Rick Roberts Rick Roberts
Former RIMS President Rick Roberts discusses what it was like to help launch the RIMS-CRMP certification, and his own experience taking and passing the exam. Read more.
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 Mike Simmons
Mike Simmons is the vice president of risk management at WKS Restaurant Group in California. While preparing to recertify in 2021, he reflected on his experience taking the exam and how he ordered up its information amid COVID. Read more.
Heidi Much Heidi Much
A past president of RIMS Detroit Chapter and former Chair of the RIMS Student Advisory Council, Heidi Much has the unique ability to see the value of a professional profile through various lenses. She flipped those lenses on herself in 2019 when she took the RIMS-CRMP exam to enhance her own profile. Read more.
Sandra Little
 Sandra K. Little
RIMS Arizona Central Chapter President Sandra K. Little discusses her positive experience with the virtual format of the RIMS-CRMP Prep Workshop. Little shared how passing the exam in July was especially vindicating and offered advice for future exam-takers. Read more.
Yogesh Ghorpade 

Yogesh Ghorpade
Even with a long and established career in risk and insurance, Yogesh Ghorpade of Thermax wanted to enhance his professional profile. He discussed his strict study regimen leading up to earning the RIMS-CRMP in October 2019. Read more.

Denise Osorio Denise Osorio - Interview II
RIMS-CRMP prep courses are always available year-round and accessible online. Denise Osorio, RIMS Director of Certification Programs, discusses RIMS has innovated its abilities and offers various methods for applicants to take the exam, both in-person and virtually. Read more.
Denise Osorio Denise Osorio - Interview I
With the end of the year deadline fast approaching for many RIMS-CRMP holders, now is the time to focus on recertification. Denise Osorio, RIMS Director of Certification Programs, will host a complimentary webinar on June 4th to discuss the recertification process, what counts, what doesn't, and other useful tips for maintaining the risk management professions' only globally accredited mark of achievement. Read more.
nowell seaman
 Nowell Seaman
Past RIMS President Nowell Seaman, FCIP, CRM, RIMS-CRMP, remains incredibly active in the Society. A risk professional with more than 25 years of experience, his knowledge is expansive and it is certainly fitting that he is the instructor for both two-day RIMS-CRMP Preparation Workshops offered by Ontario RIMS (ORIMS) in Toronto on March 23–24 and March 25–26. Read more.
Valerie Fox
 Valerie Fox
Ontario RIMS (ORIMS) President Valerie Fox, RIMS-CRMP, has been a risk professional for more than 40 years. One key initiative during her term as chapter president in 2019 was to generate awareness and enthusiasm for the RIMS-CRMP. She launched the “60-in-60 Challenge,” which will continue into 2020. Read more.
Susan Hiteshew Susan Hiteshew
Susan Hiteshew, ARM, RIMS-CRMP, is one of the most passionate RIMS members you are likely to meet. A RIMS board member and frequent presenter at society events, the self-professed “insurance nerd” jumped at the opportunity to take the RIMS-CRMP exam when it launched in 2016. Read more.
Joe Mayo Joe Mayo
RIMS sat down with Joe Mayo, the principal of J.W. Mayo Consulting and author of Chaos to Clarity: The Tao of Risk Management, to discuss how the process of earning the RIMS-CRMP has enhanced his view of the profession and how it has benefitted his already prestigious career. Read more.