In 2011, the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and insurance provider AIG launched a hall of fame for recognizing top contributors to the risk management and insurance industry. The Risk Management Hall of Fame celebrates individuals who have served as pioneers in their industry over a long-term period and creates awareness for how risk management professionals have improved the industry’s offerings for business owners over the years.
Between now and January 18, 2013, nominations for next year’s hall of fame inductees are open. Anyone can nominate a professional for the role, but in order to be eligible, nominees must have…
- Maintained membership in RIMS for at least 10 years.
- Retired from the field at least three years ago (or passed away at least one year prior to nomination).
- Contributed significant ideas or innovations to at least one field of risk management (strategic, enterprise, insurance).
- Demonstrated top-tier ethical behavior throughout his or her tenure as a risk management professional.
These requirements help ensure that honorees are truly those who have offered significant contributions over a sustained period of time, meaning that the award remains as much about recognizing the field of risk management as its heavy hitters.
Past Inductees’ Contributions to Risk Management
Hall of Fame inductees from past years offered a number of innovations to the field of risk management. Edith F. Lichota, for example, served on a committee that was responsible for developing the original rules for the New York Insurance Exchange and, in 1987, was the first woman to earn Business Insurance’s Risk Manager of the Year.
Marc Darby helped raise awareness about the work done by risk managers, and Ronald E. Strine helped develop a graduate course of study in Risk Management at the University of Hartford.
Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in Insurance and Risk Management
As a proud innovator in the field of risk management (and specifically in the field of providing insurance solutions to small-business owners), insureon applauds the efforts of RIMS to raise awareness about the industry and how its products and services benefit business owners.