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Chapter Announcements


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

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

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
Miguel Cerritos
The November/December student spotlight is Miguel Cerritos.  Miguel is graduating from the University of Iowa in May 2016 with a BS in Finance and a Risk Management and Insurance Certificate.  Manuel became interested in Insurance early in his life as his father is an agent for Progressive Ins. Co. Learn more about Miguel



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.   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

Next Meeting: 
November 11, 2015
Blackstone Restaurant
503 Westbury Drive
Iowa City, IA 52245

Program: Business Continuity Plan Utilization  Learn more


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RIMS Member Update
Effective 12/1/15 Greg Brown at HNI Corporation in Muscatine, IA will be seeking a new employment.  Greg is being displaced at HNI do to Corporate reorganizations through out the company and will be seeking alternate employment.  We wish him well and I am sure he would appreciate anyone's assistance in locating a new opportunity.  Read more about Greg's Career Overview>

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

Member Update
Effective 12/1/15 Greg Brown will no longer be at HNI Corporation in Muscatine.  Greg is the casualty of a corporation reorganization and will be looking for another employment opportunity.  We wish him well and I am sure he will appreciate any insights to opportunities that any of you may have.  Read more about Greg's Career Overview..


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