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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
Carly Schmidt
The September/October student spotlight is Carly Schmidt.  Carly is graduating from the University of Iowa in December 2015 with a BS in Finance and a Risk Management and Insurance Certificate.  She currently serves as President of the RMI student organization Gamma Iota Sigma.  Read Carly's bio and her resume

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: 
October 14, 2015
Blackstone Restaurant
503 Westbury Drive
Iowa City, IA 52245

Program: Cyber Liability--The Wild West of Insurance by Nick Maletta, Account Executive, Holmes Murphy & Associates.  Learn more...



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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