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Mid-Illinois RIMS Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:30 p. m.                                                                

Meeting Program: 

Topic:  High Performance Risk Management:  Managing Risk to Make a Difference.          The value of risk management is often a question about which the C-suite and business unit management often press for better answers. Total Cost of Risk (TCOR) is a common and usually well-received measure but risk managers need more ways to prove their value and gain management and board commitments to greater investment in managing risk. However, over the last decade, practitioners have found new and innovative ways to gain influence, show value, measure success differently and fuel their own personal success as a result. For some this has been the path from middle management to the C suite. This session, based on Chris Mandel’s book of the same name in development, will review the various ways successful risk managers tell their story, drive innovation in their function, gain deeper commitment to their strategies and the effect it has on their career trajectories. It will include key learnings from well known risk management experts, also profiled in the book.

Presenter(s):      Christopher E. Mandel, SVP – Strategic Solutions, Sedgwick, Inc.

Christopher E. Mandel is SVP, Strategic Solutions for Sedgwick and Director of the Sedgwick Institute, the world’s largest and leading claims and productivity management firm. He has held leadership positions in ERM, risk management, insurance, consulting and brokerage for large global corporates for over 30 years including with such firms as USAA Group, PepsiCo, Verizon, American National Red Cross, Liberty Mutual and Marsh. He has been a long-term senior leader in RIMS including being elected President in 2002-03 and was named Risk Manager of the Year in 2004. In 2016 he was given the Goodell Award, RIMS’ highest honor for lifetime achievement and was appointed to Risk Who’s Who in 2007. He holds and has held numerous board positions in the industry and also teaches for RIMS and the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE), Florida State and George Mason Universities.

Mr. Mandel received his B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MBA in finance from George Mason University. He is certified in ISO31000 and holds the RIMS-CRMP, RIMS Fellow, CCSA, CPCU, ARM-E and AIC designations. and is a frequent industry speaker, teacher and writer.  He writes the “Claim Management” column for IRMI, is a contributor to Risk and Insurance's "Risk Insider" column and has had continuously running columns in the industry trade press since 1996.

When:             Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:30 p. m.  

Lunch:            to be provided 

Where:           Illinois State University, College of Business, NEW ROOM - Room 430, SE Corner/ Fourth Floor

Social:           to follow at Medici in Normal

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Registration:  Click Here to register.

Thank you and we hope you can attend!

Ross Amend, Program Director
RIMS - Mid-Illinois Chapter
(309)766-0734 or   


As members of this organization or participants in this meeting, we need to be mindful of the constraints of the antitrust laws. There shall be no discussions of agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition. This prohibition includes the exchange of information concerning individual company rates, coverages, market practices, claims settlement practices or any other competitive aspect of an individual company's operation. Each member or participant is obligated to speak up immediately for the purpose of preventing any discussion falling outside the bounds indicated.