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Through education, intern sponsorship programs and influencing legislation and regulation at the federal and state levels, our mission is to foster an environment of diversity and professionalism to nurture growth for the insurance and risk management professional.

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President’s Message

Insurance and risk professionals: this is our time to shine! In times of calamity and uncertainty we have the opportunity to provide additional value to our companies and clients, to show our adaptability and ability to assess the environment and manage or exploit the risk.

As a chapter, it remains our objective to equip you with resources and tools to provide value. One critical way we do this is by providing opportunities for members to connect with other professionals in the field. This year, we place the same emphasis and value on events and meeting; however, they will look and feel slightly different as:

  • groups will be smaller,
  • meetings will be mixed with virtual and in-person participants,
  • rooms and tables will be larger to allow for greater spacing between persons, and
  • we will rely on name tags more than ever as face masks make it difficult to recognize our peers.

These adaptations allow us to continue to collaborate and socialize in a manner that prioritizes health and safety.

Another area of importance to address is diversity and inclusion- critical aspects of our industry that are an ever-expanding and evolving goal. Oregon RIMS shares the society’s vision and aim to provide a highly inclusive environment for all identity groups to thrive in the global risk community, and to facilitate and encourage open dialogue for a more inclusive and resilient future.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or any member of the Oregon RIMS board. We look forward to connecting with you this year!

Keesa Garcia, President, Oregon RIMS

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President’s Message

Greetings Oregon RIMS Members and friends of the Chapter!
Many of us have realized the benefits of working from home over the last few years, such as additional time from cutting the commute, a more relaxed dress code and environment, and being close to our furry friends and family throughout the day. However, there are also areas which require much more effort as we work from home, such as networking, professional development, and connection.

As a Chapter, we have seen a steady decline in volunteers and involvement compared to our in-person days. We are looking for leaders in the community and asking for you to support the Chapter by getting involved. We hope that by supporting and engaging with the risk and insurance
community your experience will be richer and you will be able to direct and contribute toward the Chapter’s future.
There are several ways to get involved:

  • Volunteer on a committee, such as the E-Day Planning Committee, Golf Planning Committee, or Rising Risk Professionals Committee.
  • Become a Board Member. Current open positions include Secretary and Special Events.
  • Volunteer at an event, such as a Career Fair, E-Day or Golf

We also invite you to network and celebrate the season with us during the outdoor Winter Party at Top Golf on January 20th. In the months to follow, there will be several opportunities for engagement and professional development during the monthly educational sessions. Mid year, we will have a facility tour at Ponzi Vineyard and wrap up the Chapter year with the Annual Education Day in Sisters, OR. We hope the new E-Day location will allow remote members to participate and allow local members to experience richer networking opportunities.

Become a RIMS Member

Oregon RIMS offers both national RIMS membership and chapter membership.  Please visit our membership page to learn more about each type. Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed on our chapter news and event.

Oregon RIMS Chapter Membership
RIMS National Organization Membership

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or any member of the Oregon RIMS board. We look forward to connecting with you this year!

Keesa Garcia, President, Oregon RIMS

Become a RIMS Member

Oregon RIMS offers both national RIMS membership and chapter membership.  Please visit our membership page to learn more about each type. Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed on our chapter news and event.

Oregon RIMS Chapter Membership
RIMS National Organization Membership

Sponsor Appreciation

Platinum Sponsor

“We’re not just in the insurance business. We’re in your business.

At Propel, we make it our business to know your world inside and out. With decades of industry-specific experience, we bring our clients a real-world understanding of the challenges they face.”

Find more about Propel Insurance here.

Gold Sponsors

FM Global
Brown & Brown Insurance NW
Belfor Property Restoration

Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support and commitment to the chapter and industry as whole.

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