Trending Now: Rising Casualty Costs

Although a great deal of attention is paid to cost control initiatives in the workers’ compensation and healthcare arenas, liability costs are escalating for many organizations. This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition discussed the factors driving increasing claims and litigation costs. Speakers:  Alan Gier, Global Director, Corporate Risk Management & Insurance, […]

Kill the Distractions, Save Your Employees

At the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference, Timothy McCarty, AVP Risk Control, Trident Public Risk, and Jennifer Stancil, Risk Management Specialist, New Hanover County, discuss distracted driving, how to understand the problem and its risk management implications. We live in a society that we are very busy so we try to do everything in the car. […]

The Impact of Violence Against Police

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, from 2015 to 2016, the number of police officers shot and killed in the United States increased by 44 percent. Retaliatory violence directed at officers has also jumped. This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition addressed how the increase of violence against law […]

Tragic Lessons Learned: Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Violence

Mario Pecoraro, CEO from Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc. and Peter Roueche from Eastman Chemical Company spoke at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference about workplace violence and patterns of behavior a worker might exhibit before a tragedy happens. Warning signs of people at risk include: typical behaviors, trends and profiles of aggressors, and mitigation factors […]

Risk Shrink: The Human Element of Risk

At the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference, Hester Shaw, Internal Control Framework Director, GSK, and Sean Murphy, CEO, Lootok, lead a session titled Risk Shrink: The Human Element of Risk. The human element of risk is normally the one left off, but is one of the most important aspects in risk management. Each person behaves different […]

2020 Vision: The Future of Risk Management

Presenters took a critical look at the risk management landscape in this session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition to anticipate what issues may be on the horizon. Speakers included:  David North, President & CEO, Sedgwick, Inc. Michael Fenlon, Sr. Director, Corporate Risk Management, United Parcel Service David Stills, VP, Risk Management, Walmart […]

Protecting Your Senior Executives From a Cyber Nightmare

Regulators have expressly warned that organizations must be proactive and dedicated to minimizing cyber risk to themselves and their stakeholders. Accordingly, investigations and litigation targeting senior company executives are on the rise. This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition highlighted the importance of directors and officers (D&O) insurance coverage considerations and how […]


The Internet of Things: Why Should I Care?

During a session at the 2017 RIMS annual conference, Brent Reith and Lora Figgat explore the internet of things and its potential impact on governments, businesses and the property and casualty insurance industry. Brent is SVP Team Leader Professional Risk at Aon Solutions and Lora is Risk Manager – Liability at Avaya, Inc.  Here are […]

Benchmarks of a Strong Risk Culture: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?

The goal of this session was to show participants how they might: Define the characteristics of a risk-intelligent culture. Measure their organization’s alignment of risk culture, risk strategy and risk management. Incorporate tools that strengthen their risk culture. The speakers in this RIMS 2016 session were: Heath Jones, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Tennessee Valley Authority […]

Total Recall: Exploring Insurance Coverage for Product Recalls

Airbags, ground beef, ice cream and medical devices: all subjects of high-profile product recalls. Just the word “recall” can send a chill down the spine of even the most seasoned risk professional. Whether the product is yours or it contains a component your company produced, a recall can damage finances and brand value with years […]


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