CHAPTER Announcements

April Student Spotlight--Michael Olczyk
Michael is originally from Park Ridge, IL.  He is studying Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Risk Management and Insurance at the University of Iowa.  He is passionate about his leadership in the RMI student organization, Gamma Iota Sigma and has served as Vice President of the Ambassador Program that books engagements in high school classrooms to teach students about the industry.  Meet Michael...

Greater Quad Cities RIMS Launches Campaign to support the Iowa Children's Hospital
Give to the Iowa Children's Hospital at a meeting or through our website: and your gift will be matched up to a total of $1500 by the Chapter.  Encourage friends, family and colleagues to give through this link as well!  To learn more...

Member Spotlight:

Each month, the Chapter will highlight a member company. If you would like to have your company as a featured spotlight, please send your article to the Viana Rockel at

This month's spotlight is Great River Entertainment. 

Great River Entertainment, LLC (GRE) is a limited liability company formed in early 2007 under the laws of the state of Iowa.  The business of the Company is to invest in and operate gaming and entertainment facilities.  The LLC is to continue in perpetuity, unless the Company is dissolved in accordance with the operating agreement.

Robert Winckler is the Asst. General Manager and Compliance Officer of Catfish Bend Casinos II, LLC and handles all risk management for GRE.  Learn more....

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all of our Corporate Sponsors.  Learn how to become a sponsor.

Contact us:  President, Hal Larson,

Chapter Meetings:
Chapter meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month during the months of September through May.  Check back for more information about our fall 2013 meeting schedule. Additional information about Chapter meetings can be found on our meetings webpage.

Interested in becoming a member?  Check out our brochure

Please join us for the 2013-14 Meetings

Chapter meetings format: (business casual dress) 
5:00 p.m. Networking,
5:30 p.m. Chapter Meeting
5:45 p.m. Presentation
6:45 p.m. Dinner.

Cost: $35 per person
Questions? Contact

February 13, 2014.  Email Hal Larson to RSVP
Topic: Health Care Reform Update
Speaker: Gail Steffen, Holmes Murphy & Associates
Blackstone Restaurant
503 Westbury
Iowa City, IA 52245
Meeting invitation...

April 9, 2014--Burlington
May 15, 2014--Golf Outing 




2013-14 Officers Announced

President:  Hal Larson, Kent Corporation
Vice President: Tom Ohrt, Rockwell Collins
Secretary: Mark Huddleston, HNI Corporation
Treasurer:  Angie Crumly, West Liberty Foods
Director-Student Involvement: Viana Rockel, University of Iowa Vaughan Institute
VP Legislative Affairs: Hal Larson, Kent Corporation
Web Master:  Viana Rocke, University of Iowa
Student Ambassador: Aaron Hoefle, Vaughan Institute, Gamma Iota Sigma President (Fall Semester)
Student Ambassador:  Austin Neimanis, Vaughan Institute, Gamma Iota Sigma (Spring Semester)
Student Ambassador: Ali Rosenberg, Vaughan Institute, Gamma Iota Sigma VP of Mentoring
Sponsor's Ambassador: Diane Mortenson, CorVel Corporation
Sponsor's Ambassador: Jim Kapsch, Holmes Murphy & Associates

May Golf Outing to Benefit Vaughan Institute
The Chapter’s 4th Annual Fund Raising Golf Tournament was held on May 16, 2013.  The event was another success.  First the weather cooperated very nicely, sunny and beautiful day.  As some can remember we have had a couple of event involving Tornados.  So we were pleased that the weather cooperated.  

The event was again held at Geneva Golf & Country Club in Muscatine.  We had a small group this year with 13 participants. However we did net almost $1,300 which will be with Chapter Matching funds donated to the Vaughan Institute for Educational and Student Support for the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program.

We want to sincerely thank all who participated as Sponsors, Raffle Prize contributors and those who played in the event this year. Sponsors included: R.T. Specialty, FM Global, Risk Solutions, Encore Unlimited and a large number of sponsors contributed raffle prizes. 

GQC RIMS sends two students to the National Conference
The Chapter was pleased to provide funding for two Vaughan Institute students to attend the National Meeting.  Aaron Hoefle and Austin Neimanis represented the Chapter and the Institute well.  Thanks also to Hal Larson, Lara Baugh and other chapter members who provided enriching experiences for the students and helped them network during the conference. 


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