What a time to be alive. Could anyone imagine the challenges and opportunities that would come our way in 2020 and now in 2021? With this ever-changing landscape, we are taking a step back this year to focus on the chapter’s core strength: it’s people. The following chapter goals for 2021 center around this core strength:

  • Create opportunities for meaningful connection for members and the broader risk management community.
  • Equip risk and insurance professionals to succeed in an evolving environment.
  • Promote diversity, equity and inclusion by building relevant engagement and education into the regular operation of the chapter.
  • Ensure a resilient and adaptable organizational structure.

In the coming months, there are several opportunities for engagement and personal development for our members and friends of the chapter. We hope you will join us virtually at RIMS Live 2021 from April 19th – 30th where, between the education, marketplace and networking, Oregon RIMS will receive an ECHO Award in recognition of its exceptional strategic planning and achievement of goals. See Page 4 of the newsletter for the list of additional upcoming events, and be sure to save the date for the Annual Education Day on June 17th.

Keep an eye out for emails from Melissa Wirthlin at secretary@oregonrims.org for event details, such as time, location and ways to participate. If you are not on our mailing list, be sure to sign up on the Chapter Website and connect with on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook. Speaking of the website, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Chapter Website! See Page 3 of the newsletter for more information or go to OregonRIMS.org to see the excitement first hand.

As usual, feel free to reach out to me or any of the board members listed on Page 6 if you have feedback or suggestions. We look forward to connecting with you!

Keesa Garcia, President, Oregon RIMS