Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

Next Meeting

February 21st, 2019
"Risk Managers Roundtable"

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

Jeff Stolle
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great, and relaxing?!?!, holiday season. As LA RIMS Chapter's new President for 2019, I wanted to let our members and supporters know about some of the exciting events coming up throughout the new year and to tell you more about our Chapter and how you can get involved.

First, I would like to introduce the 2019 LA RIMS Chapter Board Members. Without this group, none of our events would be possible. Being a Board Member requires extra time and commitment outside of everything else they do. They work hard to create and put on the best events for our members. We have a great mix of new faces and grizzled veterans making up our Board, they are:

President:Jeff Stolle, Director, Risk Management, Castle & Cooke, Inc.
Vice President:Scott Ritto, Vice President, Risk Management, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Treasurer:Cristina Montijo, Director, Risk Management and Insurance, Edwards Lifesciences
Secretary:Margarette Fisette, Risk Manager, Big 5 Sporting Goods
Past President:Manny Chavez, Risk Manager, Princess Cruise Lines
Directors:Vincent Monastersky, Vice President, Risk Management, Fox Entertainment
Dennis Healy, Risk Manager, BBSI
Cristian Iglesias, Risk Analyst, The Cheesecake Factory
Christal Warner, Associate Vice President-Commercial, Paul Davis
Rising Risk
Professionals Chair/
Board Liaison:
Mary Daly, Principal, Oliver Wyman
Executive Director
(keeps it all together!):
Amber Ardizone, Executive Management Associates

Upcoming Events:
February 21st, 2019
Risk Managers Roundtable

March 20th, 2019
Monthly Education Event

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