CHAPTER Announcements

Greater Quad Cities Chapter of RIMS Celebrates 25 Years
Attend the September 9 meeting and Celebrate our Chapter's 25 years of Service to its Members and meet the two new University of Iowa professors of Finance who will be teaching some of the Vaughan Institute's RMI Certificate courses.  RSVP by September 1.  Learn more...

USI Claims Job Posting    
USI is looking for a professional to assist with claims administration functions for clients.  For more details...


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
Kyle Robinson
The March 2015 student is Kyle Robinson.  Kyle is majoring in Economics and Finance at the University of Iowa, and he is completing the Risk and Insurance Management Certificate.  He will graduate May 2015 and will take a position with Cigna in Overland Park, Kansas.  Read more about Kyle...

 
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) 
2015-16 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: 
September 9:  25 Year Celebration
Note: Time change
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Geneva Country Club
3100 Bidwell Road
Muscatine, IA 52245

Attend this social and celebrate our Chapter's 25 Years of Service and meet two new UI Professors for the RMI Program.  Learn more...


CHAPTER News

Scholarship Students Update
For several years now our Chapter has provided scholarships and conference travel funds to University of Iowa students in the Vaughan Institute and Gamma Iota Sigma.  Additional graduates will be added as they update their records. Click here to learn about the students, their employers and the positions they have taken.  RIMS funding was instrumental in helping them complete their studies and land their first professional job. 

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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