Welcome to Oregon RIMS

The Oregon Chapter is a vibrant and active chapter led by an experienced and dedicated board.

Our missionĀ is to promote the profession of Risk Management by providing opportunities for personal and professional development through:

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Major Objectives

To foster and strengthen the quality of risk management by promoting and sponsoring risk management education of members, the insurance industry, and the public.

To enhance the profession and concepts of risk management through the outreach of associated professionals and cooperation with other professional societies and organizations.

To strengthen the Chapter and members by the free exchange of ideas, by providing research for the benefit of members, and by becoming a repository for risk management information.

To enhance relationships with producers, underwriters, and regulatory agencies.

Shared Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Teamwork
  • Support
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Challenge
  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Teamwork
  • Support
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Challenge
  • Fun

Charter Officers

Keesa Garcia
Keesa GarciaPresident
NALS Apartment Homes
Troy Hall, ARM
Troy Hall, ARMExecutive VP
KinderCare Education, LLC
Melissa Wirthlin
Melissa WirthlinVP Secretary
Marsh
Bryan Aalberg
Bryan AalbergVP Treasurer
Washington County
Dale Lindstrom
Dale LindstromPast President
DeWitt Construction Inc.
Jamal AbuSneineh
Jamal AbuSneinehDirector at Large / Sponsors
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Michael Gatewood
Michael GatewoodMembership
Sedgwick
Nicholas Warren
Nicholas WarrenCommunications
Parker, Smith & Feek
Mike Nurre
Mike NurreSpecial Projects
Oregon Health & Science University
Melissa Wirthlin
Melissa WirthlinEducation
Marsh
Nick Hilbers
Nick HilbersRIMS Delegate
The Harver Company
Shon DeVries
Shon DeVriesRRP Director
Propel Insurance

Chapter Committees

The Oregon RIMS chapter is proud to support the following committees.

Education Day Committee

The Education Day Committee is responsible for the planning, programming, and execution of the Chapter’s yearly Education Day. For more information about this committee, please contact our Education Day Committee Chair.

 

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Golf Tournament Committee

This committee is responsible for the planning, programming, and execution of the Chapter’s yearly Golf Tournament. Committee members can be either deputy or associate members. If you would like to be on this committee, contact our Golf Tournament Committee Chair.

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Rising Risk Professionals (RRP) Committee

Learn more about Rising Risk Professionals on the National RIMS website.

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Chapter Awards

Oregon RIMS continually strives to maintain excellence year-over-year, which has been reflected in the following national RIMS awards:

Chapter of the Year 2017

Chapter of the Year 2017

Chapter Excellence Award 2016

Chapter Excellence Award 2016

Chapter Achievement Award for Communication 2015

Chapter Achievement Award for Communication 2015

Chapter Achievement Award 2014

Chapter Achievement Award 2014

Spencer Educational Foundation 2014 Honor Roll

Spencer Educational Foundation 2014 Honor Roll

Spencer Educational Foundation 2009-14 Consistent Giving

Spencer Educational Foundation 2009-14 Consistent Giving

Chapter Achievement Award 2013

Chapter Achievement Award 2013

Chapter Achievement Award 2012

Chapter Achievement Award 2012

Spencer Educational Foundation 2012 Honor Roll

Spencer Educational Foundation 2012 Honor Roll

Spencer Educational Foundation 2010-12 Consistent Giving

Spencer Educational Foundation 2010-12 Consistent Giving

Chapter Achievement Award 2010

Spencer Educational Foundation 2009-14 Consistent Giving

RIMS Membership Star 2010

Spencer Educational Foundation 2009-14 Consistent Giving

The Oregon Chapter was first chartered in 1953

We are celebrating nearly 70 years of exceptional leadership!

Year President Company
2020 Keesa Garcia NALS Apartment Homes
2019 Grant Feltz Wieden + Kennedy
2018 Cassandra Forbess OHSU
2017 Eric Machado Clackamas County
2016 Jackie Kamstra NIKE
2015 Dale Lindstrom Erickson Aviation
2014 Laura Martin OHSU
2013 Nick Hilbers Oregon Child Development Coalition
2012 Nick Hilbers Oregon Child Development Coalition
2011 Sue Ling Gandee Metro
2010 Dan Holden Daimler Trucks
2009 Eva LaBonte Clean Water Services
2008 Toni Visconti Precision Castparts Corp.
2007 Donna Tyner Port of Portland
2006 Victoria Nolan Clean Water Services
2005 Ruth Ross Leupold & Stevens
2004 Jill Sughrue PGE
2003 William Jemison Metro
2002 Christine Novotny Tri-met
2001 Gail Lamm Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
2000 Cameron T. Williams NIKE, Inc.
1999 Catherine Brown NIKE, Inc.
1998 Jeff Becker US Bank
1997 Susan Clark Portland General Corporation
1996 Laurie Ritson NIKE, Inc.
1995 Katherine Walwyn Lane County
1994 Karen Frey Tri-met
1993 Robert Cornell Parr Lumber Co.
1992 R. Scott Moss Metro
1991 Craig Gibbons City of Springfield
1990 Jan Rothenhoefer Fred Meyer, Inc
1989 Jeanette Ross NIKE, Inc.
1988 Stanley Smith Schnitzer Steel Products
1987 John Warren Unified Sewage Agency
1986 Jerry Hendrix Beaverton School District #48
1985 Erwin Johansen Portland General Electric Co.
1984 Jack Peterson Tektronix, Incorporated
1983 Rose Marie Owens First Farwest Corp.
1982 Cynthia R. Rimkus Port of Portland
1981 Randal Wilson Portland General Electric Co.
1980 A. Gates Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
1979 J. Fee Publishers Paper Co.
1978 Donald W. Eckton City of Portland
1977 Jack Wilson Columbia Corp.
1976 Nancy Mowlds Tektronix, Incorporated
1975 Nancy Mowlds Tektronix, Incorporated
1974 Kenneth L. Burkhead First National Bank of Oregon
1973 Kenneth L. Burkhead First National Bank of Oregon
1972 R. Donald Coster Publishers Paper Co.
1971 E. Everett Downing, Jr. Hanna Industries
1970 Charles P. Gallo Pacific Supply Cooperative
1969 Robert E. Engel United States National Bank of Portland
1968 Frank Drew Evans Products Company
1967 Frank Drew Evans Products Company
1966 William M. Cronin Tektronix, Incorporated
1965 William M. Cronin Tektronix, Incorporated
1964 William M. Cronin Tektronix, Incorporated
1963 R.G. Thorne Zidell Machinery & Supply Co.
1962 Robert J. Durham Bank of California
1961 E.L. Bolin Northwest Natural Gas Co.
1960 R.E. Marcy The First National Bank of Oregon
1959 R.E. Marcy The First National Bank of Oregon
1958 L.H. Forsythe U.S. National Bank
1957 J. Doyle Pigg Lipman Wolfe & Company
1956 Arthur K. McNett Jantzen Inc.
1955 M.A. Gudman Industrial Air Products
1954 William J. Jones The First National Bank of Portland
1953 Unknown Unknown