Ellen R. Dunkin, Senior Vice President, General Council and Chief Risk Officer of Amalgamated Life Insurance Co. in White Plains, New York, took over the chairmanship of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc., effective January 1.  Miss. Dunkin, a former employee of the New York-based organization, has been a member of RIMS for nearly 15 years and joined RIMS's global board in 2017, according to a RIMS statement issued Monday.
She was employed as the organization's secretary general and director of government affairs from 1998 to 2007 and was president of the RIMS New York chapter from 2015 to 2016.
Ms. Dunkin succeeds Laura Langone, head of insurance business at San Francisco-based Airbnb Inc.
Patrick Sterling, senior director of legendary people and risk management
at Texas Roadhouse in Louisville, Kentucky, was named vice president of RIMS.
Jennifer Santiago, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Penn State University, was appointed Treasurer, and David E. Arick, Assistant Treasurer, Global Risk Management at International Paper Co., was appointed Secretary.
New RIMS Board members 2021