CHAPTER Announcements

Hal Larson Receives Heart of RIMS Award    
The 60th Anniversary of RIMS is an appropriate time to honor Hal Larson with the Ron Judd "Heart of RIMS Award". Congratulations to Hal Larson, who received this top RIMS honor during the April conference in Denver.  As the nomination states, Hal truly has kept the chapter and the field of risk management vibrant and resilient.  We applaud Hal and thank him for all that he has done for the Greater Quad Cities RIMS Chapter over the years.   


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 viana-rockel@uiowa.edu

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, hal.larson@kentww.com


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 2014 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 2017-15 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
hal_larson@yahoo.com


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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