SAN FRANCISCO – Lance Ewing, vice president of corporate risk management and operations for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, was awarded the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award by the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc., the organization’s highest award, on Monday.
Mr. Ewing, a former president of RIMS and a well-known risk manager for the hotel and gaming industry, received the award at a luncheon at Riskworld, RIMS ‘annual conference, held in San Francisco. The Goodell Prize draws attention to a person who has promoted the organization’s goals and risk management discipline.
Courtney Davis Curtis, Vice President of Risk Management and Resilience Planning at the University of Chicago, was named Risk Manager of the Year. Curtis, a former broker, joined the University of Chicago in 2015. She was named one of them Business insurance Women to look at 2020. Jana Utter, Vice President of Corporate Risk Management at Centene Corp., was named Risk Management Honor Roll. The awards aim to raise the profile of the risk management profession and outstanding risk management programs.
The Ron Judd Heart of RIMS Award was presented to Lori Seidenberg, director and global head of real assets insurance risk management for Blackrock Inc. and chairman of the RIMS New York division. The award recognizes outstanding performance in promoting chapter-level risk management.
The RIMS Rising Star Award was presented to Charles Vu, Corporate Risk Supervisor for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund.
In the chapter awards, the RIMS Atlanta Division was named RIMS Chapter of the Year, and the departments of Chicago, Nevada, Upstate New York and Washington received the RIMS ECHO Awards, which recognize chapters that have adapted their programming to RIMS ‘strategic priorities.
See more photos from the RIMS award event here.