2018 - 2019 Mid-Illinois RIMS Program

September 12, 2018
Opioids & Marijuana in the Workplace
Adam Haight - Illinois Work Injury Resource Center (IWIRC)
Illinois State University, College of Business, Room 430

October 10, 2018
Artificial Intelligence
Steve Petrevski - Aon
Illinois State University, College of Business, Room 430

February 27, 2019
Peoria Civic Center - 7:30a-3:45p

March 20, 2019
#metoo Movement
David Garrigus - Marsh
David Lubben - Davis & Campbell
Illinois State University, College of Business, Room 430

April 10, 2019
Social Media
Illinois State University, College of Business, Room 430

May 7, 2019
Networking and Social Event
Destihl Brewery

Upcoming Event

Mid-Illinois RIMS Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:30 a. m.                                                               
Meeting Program: 

Topic:  #MeToo - The #MeToo movement has gained notoriety across the country. Hear from an attorney and insurance broker about how the movement has effected litigation and employment practices liability insurance.

Request:               Please share with HR, legal, and other members of your organizations as this is a quickly evolving and impactful topic that may have impacts outside of the risk and insurance space.

Presenter(s):      David G. Lubben, Attorney with Davis & Campbell & David G. Garrigus, Senior Vice President with Marsh

David G. Lubben is a 1988 graduate of Stanford Law School and partner at Davis & Campbell at its Peoria Illinois office.  David was a federal court clerk on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Florida and Alabama, and worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, before joining Davis & Campbell.  His practice covers all aspects of employment litigation and compliance with employment laws and regulations, including in areas of wage and hour, safety and health, benefits and leave administration, protection of proprietary information and employers’ rights and enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and anti-raiding covenants, defense of claims under equal employment laws including all forms of harassment and retaliation, and employment-related immigration, and development of effective personnel policies and handbooks.

David G. Garrigus rejoined Marsh in 2015 as a Senior Vice President. He previously worked at Ironshore Insurance Company from 2011 to 2015 as the Midwest Regional Manager of Professional Liability (including Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Technology/Network Security & Privacy, Lawyers Professional, and Architects & Engineers Professional Liability) and Management Liability (including Directors & Officers Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Crime, and Kidnap & Ransom) product lines.

David worked at Marsh from 2003 to 2011 as a FINPRO advisor, where he was a regular speaker at industry events, including Marsh “Reality of Risk” seminars, “FINPRO 101” educational programs, broker panels, and Marsh client symposiums. David was a panelist at the 2011 RIMS Hines Symposium titled “Cyber Risk: Protecting Your Assets”, and has authored pieces including "One Size Does Not Fit All: A More Focused Approach to Healthcare D&O Insurance Contract Construction" published by the American Health Lawyers Association.

When:             Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:30 a. m.  

Lunch:            to be provided 

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

Directions:     Click for Directions and Parking Instructions

Registration:  Click Here to register.

Thank you and we hope you can attend!


  • 2019 Chapter Scholarship

    Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Mid-Illinois Chapter

    Each year, the Mid-Illinois Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) selects a student pursuing undergraduate degrees in Risk Management, Insurance, or related fields to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.  Each candidate must be a full-time student, non-senior, and have at least a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.  In addition, they submit a resume and written essay describing their future goals and plans upon graduation.  As always, it was a very competitive field of candidates. 

    The Mid-Illinois Chapter is proud to announce Katelynn Pankhurst as our 2019 Chapter Scholarship Recipient.

    Katelynn is currently a junior at Illinois State University pursuing a double major in Insurance/Risk Management and Finance. She is actively involved in organizations outside of the classroom such as Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, Business Week, and Gamma Iota Sigma international risk management, insurance, and actuarial science fraternity. Katelynn currently holds leadership positions as Risk Management Chair of Alpha Kappa Psi, and Director of Publicity of Gamma Iota Sigma in which she will also be the Vice Present of Internal Affairs next school year. Upon graduation, Katelynn plans to work as a commercial-lines underwriter where she will also pursue her CPCU designation.

    Congratulations to Katelynn.  Her award will be presented at Illinois State University's, Katie School Student Recognition Dinner on Tuesday, April 9th.  

    Best Regards,  
    Jeff Abel, CPCU, CSP, ALCM, President, Mid-Illinois Chapter, Risk and Insurance Management Society

    Chad Rappe, Education Director, Mid-Illinois Chapter, Risk and Insurance Management Society

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