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.   


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.

This current sponsor spotlight is CorVel Corporation. 

CorVel is a national provider of risk management solutions for employers, third party administrators, insurance companies and government agencies seeking to control costs and promote positive healthcare outcomes.  Learn more....

This month's student spotlight is Yu Cao.  Yu is originally from Kunming, Yunnan, China.  She is studying actuarial science, mathematics, and risk management and insurance at the University of Iowa.  Her actuarial science courses have helped her build a strong foundation to understand risk management and insurance. Learn more about Yu Cao...

 
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: 
November 5, 2014
Iowa Theatre 166
University of Iowa Memorial Union
125 North Madison St.
Iowa City, IA 52242

Topic: Iowa Insurance Division
Speaker: Doug Ommen, Deputy Commissioner, Iowa Insurance Division
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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