Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

Next Meeting

January 16th, 2019
"Stadium Risk Management"
Michelle Darringer, Risk Manager, Dodger Stadium

News Items

Q&A: California Businesses Prepare for the Next Quake
On October 18, more than 10 million Californians participated in The Great Shakeout to prepare for the next catastrophic earthquake and bring awareness to earthquake preparedness across the state. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) predicts a 99% chance of a magnitude 6.7+ earthquake in the Bay Area within the next 30 years, preparation is essential.

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Reaches 29 As Water Risks Emerge
With experts estimating weeks-at-least before normalcy can return to Florida's Panhandle coast, Hurricane Michael--a category 4 storm which destroyed thousands of houses in Florida and Georgia--has so far caused at least 29 deaths and numerous injuries in four states. Upon its touchdown on Oct. 10, Michael became one of the strongest ever to hit the U.S. mainland with wind speeds of up to 155 miles per hour. Reports indicate that dozens of people are still missing in the U.S. and up to 35 people remain unaccounted for in hard-hit Mexico Beach.

Deer Collisions Drop Slightly, But Accident Costs Still Rise
With fall in full swing and holidays on the horizon, new information about animal collisions on the road have been made available for employers and employees.

State Farm's 16th annual deer-vehicle collision study indicates that overall in the U.S., drivers had a 1-in-167 chance of having a crash with a deer, elk, moose or caribou. This is a five-point drop from last year when the national odds were 1-in-162.

Tropical Storm Michael Upgraded to Hurricane, Approaches Florida
The National Hurricane Center classified Tropical Storm Michael as a category 3 hurricane Monday morning as it passed through Cuba and approached Florida.

Over the weekend, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for several counties from the Gulf Coast to Navarre on the Panhandle to the Suwanee River. Gov. Scott also directed the state's National Guard to activate 500 guardsmen to assist with planning and prepare for response in impacted areas as the state monitors the storm.

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President's Message

Manny Chavez
Today is a great day of the year... Its HALLOWEEN!! I love this day because it brings people together one time each year to dress up and act like someone or something else. Whether it's creepy, scary or just plain funny…It's quite entertaining! I'll especially enjoy greeting the neighborhood kids in costume and handing out candy tonight.

Tomorrow is November 1st and it's also my last Newsletter as President of the LA RIMS Chapter. Time flies. This past 2 years has been a great experience for me personally. I've met a lot of great people who have exposed me to various aspects of our risk and insurance industry. I've learned a lot and truly believe the things we do to help protect our companies makes a significant difference dailyin the lives of many.

Each year during the Fall, our LA RIMS Chapter Board meets to plan out the following years events. The Board also gets an idea who will be coming and going in regards to Chapter Officers. This year we are losing 5 great people and gaining 4 more fantastic and energized Board members for 2019. I would like to say a few words about these folks...

Upcoming Events:
January 16th, 2019
Stadium Risk Management

March 20th, 2019
Monthly Education Event

March 20th, 2019
Monthly Education Event

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