Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

Next Meeting

May 24th, 2018
"RRP Happy Hour"

News Items

Hawaii Volcanic Activity Reinforces States’ Need for Catastrophe Planning
Recent volcanic activity in Hawaii has turned national attention to emergency preparedness planning. As previously reported, the Kilauea eruption lessened but caused aftershocks, lava flow and lingering hazardous fumes in nearby areas. About 1,800 people live in the area, which was ordered to be evacuated last week by Hawaii County. No deaths or injuries have been reported.

Hawaii Volcano Subsides, Aftershocks Continue
Volcanic activity from the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii has lessened, although aftershocks, lava flow and hazardous fumes continue in some areas, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported yesterday. Aftershocks from Friday's magnitude-6.9 earthquake also continue, with more expected, including larger aftershocks potentially producing rockfalls and associated ash clouds, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Business Continuity Awareness Week Takes On Emergency Preparedness
Resilience is constantly on the minds of risk professionals. If last year taught us anything--between ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and pandemics, just to name a few examples--it is that businesses have unlimited reasons to plan for major disruptions.

Reputational Crisis Forces Cambridge Analytica’s Closure
Most of us are aware of the recent scandal involving Facebook and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, wherein the latter company obtained data from up to 87 million Facebook users and, in turn, built profiles of individual voters and their political preferences to best target advertising and sway voter sentiment. This information was used to enable Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 presidential election.

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President's Message

Manny Chavez
This past week was April 15th, a day we always remember. It's a time when you either owe the Man or better, He owes you! I can't believe we're already into the 2nd quarter of 2018.

This time of year normally brings good things for all of us. We spend the first part of the year getting over the prior year and planning for new things to put on our plates. I personally enjoy the longer days of sunshine. It gives me (personally) more outdoor time to do what I love... Cycling, gardening, beach, hiking, BBQ and spending time with the people who mean most.

From Spring to Summer, we've definitely got some things in store for all of our RIMS Family. Here's a quick view. Visit www.larims.org to register!

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW... The Annual RIMS Conference is happening in San Antonio, TX this week! You only have about 10,000 people to meet! There's an incredible line up of educational seminars, speakers, exhibit hall and after hours events that brings the experience all together. It's truly a Conference built on collaboration. I hope you enjoy the experience.

Upcoming Events:
May 24th, 2018
RRP Happy Hour

June 6th, 2018
LA RIMS Golf Tournament

July 18th, 2018
Monthly Education Event

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