CHAPTER Announcements

Chapter Awards    
The Greater Quad Cities RIMS Chapter will receive the Membership Superstar Award at the RIMS 2015 Annual Conference for growing membership by 9% in the past year.   Thanks to everyone for participating in the Chapter!


Spotlights:

Each month, the Chapter will highlight a member company, a corporate sponsor and a risk management student. 
If you would like to have your company as a featured spotlight, please send your article to the Viana Rockel at viana-rockel@uiowa.edu

Member Spotlight
About Rockwell Collins

 Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Sponsor Spotlight
Holmes Murphy and Associates 

Holmes Murphy and Associates makes a difference by promoting health, protecting wealth and delivering peace of mind.  They were recently honored as the Best Place to Work for Young Professionals.  The company is a premier independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm with specialized expertise in 15 industries.  Learn more...

Student Spotlight
Gia Gervase
This month's student spotlight is Gia Gervase.  Gia is a senior and will graduate May 2015 from the University of Iowa.  She is completing a Finance major and the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate through the Vaughan Institute.  She became interested in risk management and insurance at the age of ten because of her mother, who specializes in Employee Benefits.  Learn more....

 
Corporate Sponsors

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

Contact us:  President, Hal Larson, hal.larson@kentww.com


Chapter Meetings:
Chapter meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month during the months of September through May.   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 2014-15 Meetings

Chapter meetings format: (business casual dress) 
2014-15 Schedule
5:00 p.m. Networking,
5:30 p.m. Chapter Meeting
5:45 p.m. Presentation
6:45 p.m. Dinner.

Cost: $40 per person
Questions? Contact
hal_larson@yahoo.com

Next Meeting: 
February 11, 2015
Geneva Golf & Country Club
3100 Bidwell Road
Muscatine, IA 52761

Program: Mediation in Iowa Workers' Compensation Litigation. Speaker, Ed Rose, Attorney for Betty Neuman & McMahon, Davenport, IA
Learn more....


CHAPTER News

2014-15 Officers Announced

President:  Hal Larson, Kent Corporation
Vice President: Tom Ohrt, Rockwell Collins
Secretary/Treasurer:  Angie Crumly, West Liberty Foods
Assistants to the Secretary Treasurer: Jim Bosten, Diane Mortenson, CorVel Corporation
Director-Student Involvement: Viana Rockel, University of Iowa Vaughan Institute
VP Legislative Affairs: Hal Larson, Kent Corporation
Web Master:  Viana Rockel, University of Iowa
Student Ambassador: Mike Olczyk, Vaughan Institute, Gamma Iota Sigma President (Fall Semester)
Student Ambassador:  Ali Rosenberg, Vaughan Institute, Gamma Iota Sigma Vice President (Spring Semester)
Sponsor's Ambassador: Jim Bosten, Diane Mortenson, CorVel Corporation
Sponsor's Ambassador: Jim Kapsch, Holmes Murphy & Associates

GQC RIMS sends four students to the National Conference

The Chapter was pleased to provide funding for four Vaughan Institute students to attend the National Meeting. Caitlin Carney, Yu Cao, Sean McGowan and Michael Olczyk 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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RISK News

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