Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

President's Message

Jeff Stolle

Fall is here, winter is coming! Hopefully that means we get some much needed rains and we reduce our risk of wild fires. We live here for many reasons, one being the weather, but by choosing this great climate it means we also choose to live in an environment that has a lot of natural risks, like wildfires and earthquakes. One of the keys to making it work is to be prepared – use your risk management instincts to prepare yourself and your family in case of disasters. Remember these strategies: "READY, SET, GO" & "DROP! COVER! HOLD ON!"

Join us as we finish out 2019! We have two more events that we hope to see you at.

On November 13 we are hosting our annual Education Day at The Proud Bird (near LAX). Sign-up now for this informative afternoon of educational sessions featuring great speakers talking about "Technology, Cyber and the Future of Insurance". The first 100 registrants will get a free, autographed copy of our keynote speaker's book, The End of Insurance as We Know It, come see the "The Most Interesting Man in Insurance" and see what he is talking about.

Also, plan on joining us in Burbank for our Holiday Party on December 5. It's a new look and format that we think you will like. Stay tuned for details!

Are you ready for 2020? LA RIMS is! The Board recently spent a Saturday working on a number of things, including the plans for 2020. While we had a very successful 2019, 2020 is looking to be even better. We are still working on the final schedule, but I wanted to share a sneak preview of what it is looking like – mark your calendars.

1/15Luncheon– looking for iconic LA venue to host – can you help?
2/19Risk Managers Roundtable
3/18Luncheon – joint meeting with another risk organization, interested?
3/28Saturday Networking Social Event
5/3-5/6RIMS Denver – LA Happy Hour???
6/3Golf Tournament– Theme: "Around the World in 18 Holes" – reserve your hole, pick your country!
7/18Saturday Networking Social Event
8/13Summer Mixer–Luau Theme?
9/16Luncheon – Bringing back the very successful Downtown Panel
10/14Risk Managers Roundtable
11/11Education Day
12/3Holiday Party
This is just the preliminary list, we are working hard on getting great speakers and interesting topics, any help is appreciated. Please talk to any Board Member with ideas you may have...

Other things the Board is working on include: identifying new board members, liaising with various student and university organizations, updating Chapter By-Laws, creating a Chapter Standard Operating Procedure manual, creating Payment (No-Show) Policy, reviewing payment structures for future luncheons and events, initial planning for the 2021 Western Regional RIMS, bringing some new LA RIMS swag options to members, growing the risk manager attendance at events, growing the Rising Risk Professionals sub-group, and much more!

2020 Sponsorships

2019 was a very successful year for LA RIMS, we sold out 3 out of our 4 luncheons, including over 125 attendees at our September luncheon, and we also sold out the Golf Tournament, had 225+ attend the Summer Mixer, and were at capacity for our roundtables. THANK YOU!

We also had a very successful year with our sponsors. While we are a non-profit group, we would not be able to provide the education and events that we do, at the costs we offer them at, without the support of our sponsors. THANK YOU!

We look for sponsors to offset costs at our Golf Tournament, the Summer Mixer and the Holiday Party. All sponsors are recognized at each event and on the LARIMS.org website and are also given an opportunity to present their company at Education Day. Those who donate more than $3000 annually get their logo rotating on the front page of the LA RIMS website for an entire year! Please think of us in your 2020 budgets...

New in 2019 was the LA RIMS Platinum Sponsorship. This is an annual sponsorship with many benefits, including discounted sponsorship and attendance at each event and recognition on all LA RIMS correspondence. Thank you to our four inaugural Platinum Chapter sponsors: FM Global, Willis Towers Watson, Aon, and American Technologies (ATI). The Platinum Sponsorship will again be available in 2020. Please contact me for more info.

Stay In Touch

We have over 1500 followers on LinkedIn,if you have not already "LinkedIn" with us please do so. Our Chapter profile is LA RIMS can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/larims/, our LA RIMS Chapter LinkedIn Group can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12149164/. You can use these LinkedIn sites to get information/links on upcoming events, see highlights from past meetings, and see "liked" or "shared" information and news that could be resourceful to your career. Youcan also follow the hashtag: #LARIMS

Another way to get involved is specifically for our younger members (37 and under and/or those with less than 7 years' experience) is our Rising Risk Professionals (RRP) group which continues to grow and offer networking, career and professional development opportunities outside of the traditional RIMS Chapter events. For more information please contact any of these members or check out the LA RIMS RRP LinkedIn Group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13501237/

The best place for current information on LA RIMS is on our website: http://www.larims.org. Here you can find out about and register for all of our events, see pictures from our past events, find out how to get involved, see a new job posting, and more. Check us out!

Hope to see you at an LA RIMS event soon!

Best Regards,

Jeff Stolle
President, LA RIMS Chapter
phone: 818-879-6787
(818) 843-2245 PO Box 10065 Burbank, Ca 91510
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