About the Chapter

The Washington Chapter of RIMS (The Risk Management Society) was formed in 1959 and serves risk professionals in the state of Washington. Our Mission is to advance the risk management profession and member participation through fellowship, education, and community service.

RIMS Washington offers monthly educational events on pertinent topics in the risk management industry as well as networking opportunities with local peers.   Each year, we present our Education Forum, a one-day conference filled with educational and informative general and breakout sessions, as well as networking opportunities.

Become a Member

Are you a risk professional and interested in opportunities to grow, learn, and volunteer with us?

Learn more about becoming a chapter member of WA RIMS!

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Chapter Leadership

Allison Frey
President
King County

Kristine Costanza
Vice President
Sponsorship Chair
NorthStar Energy

Megan Henshaw
Treasurer
Saltchuk Resources

Sean Hisey
Secretary
DOWL

Van Vong
Programs Director
Marsh

Val Papa
Rising Risk Professionals Director
Marsh

Libby Stevenson
Education Director
BentallGreenOak

Sharon Clark
Education Chair
Director of Fun
Marsh

Laricel Cambronero
Membership Director
Port of Seattle

Andrew Peoples
Communications Director
Parker, Smith & Feek

Carissa Anderson
Sponsorship Director
BECU

Brooke Pita
Programs Chair
Aon

Sara Kern
WRC Liaison
Past President
City of Seattle

Tracy Elliott
Delegate
Past President
Coinstar

Jennifer Saliba
Chapter Administrator
Rhino Consulting

Chapter Committees

Education Forum Committee

Committee members would assist the Education Director/Chair with programming for our annual Education Forum conference. The committee is responsible for brainstorming topic ideas, recruiting speakers and coordinating/assisting with session content for the event. Committee members typically meet six months from conference event date on a bi-weekly basis. Have great contacts in the industry or good ideas? Join us to make this annual event great!

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Programs Committee

Committee members would assist the Programs Director/Chair with planning programming for our monthly educational and networking events. The committee is responsible for brainstorming topic ideas, recruiting speakers and coordinating/assisting with session content for the monthly events.

Committee members generally meet once a month. Help us deliver exceptional content and networking opportunities to our members!

Contact Programs Director
Rising Risk Professional Committee

Interested in helping with events for members who are new to the industry and looking to connect with peers? Members and staff of members that are age 35 & younger and/or have less than 7 years Risk & Insurance experience are welcome to participate in “RIMS WA Rising Risk Professionals” educational and networking events throughout the year.

Contact RRP Director

Past Presidents

We appreciate the time and commitment of all our past presidents!

Year President Organization at time of Presidency
2021 Tracy Elliott Coinstar, LLC
2020 Tracy Elliott Coinstar, LLC
2019 Vianney Muse
Sara Kern
Starbucks
Port of Seattle
2018 Vianney Muse
Sara Kern
Starbucks
Port of Seattle
2017 Anthony Spacciante Starbucks
2016 Shari Spung University of Washington
2015 Sheila Barker City of Seattle
2014 Sheila Barker City of Seattle
2013 Vickie Leighton Avanade, Inc.
2012 Vickie Leighton Avanade, Inc.
2011 Lesli Holcomb Supervalu
2010 Lesli Holcomb Supervalu
2009 Michael Mooney Expeditors International of WA
2008 Sharon Clark Expeditors International of WA
2007 Cathy Gulezian Starbucks Coffee Company
2006 Molly Johnson
2005 Steve Legg Starbucks Coffee Company
2004 Zois Johnston Costco Inc.
2003 Mark DeRitis
2002 Bill Moore
2001 Steve Price
2000 Leslie Seabrook
1999 John Lambdin Weyerhaeuser Co.
1998 Thomas Lowe, ARM PACCAR Leasing
1997 Susan Strong, ARM YMCA of Greater Seattle
1996 Dean Hunter Saltchuk Resources Inc.
1995 Donna Gisle, ARM PACCAR Inc.
1994 Rich Sadler Microsoft Corp.
1993 Janet Barnes, ARM Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1
1992 Mark Taylor Weyerhaeuser Co.
1991 Timothy Carter Cordant Technologies Inc
1990 K.G. Atkinson Puget Sound Energy
1989 Janice Chamberlain, CPCU, ARM Costco Inc.
1988 John Williams
1987 N.H. Main, ARM Puget Sound Energy
1986 Tom Scherting, ARM, CPCU Stevedoring Services of America Inc.
1985 Scott Lange
1984 W. Drew Murphy Nordstrom Inc.
1983 Barbara McDaniel
1982 Joseph Downs
1981 Gary Baxter Weyerhaeuser Co.
1980 Bernie Gayle Risk Management
1978 Cheri Hawkins
1977 Cheri Hawkins
1976 Lee Elwell
1973-1974 Mabel Weiss
1973 Dick Obritz
1972 Bob Hoff
1970 Ken Rosenberg
1967 R. Arvid Hoel
1966 Dexter Pinkman
1965 Walt Woodard
1964 Jack Christenson

Become a RIMS Washington Volunteer!

Do you want to engage with your peers and make a difference in our local RIMS community? Are you passionate about the risk management profession and want to make an impact? We would love for you to join the WA RIMS Board!
Volunteering is a great way to get involved and gain leadership experience. If you are interested in learning more about the various positions or committees available, please contact us!

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RIMS, the Risk Management Society

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, The Risk Management SocietyTM, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world.

Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. Its mission is to educate, engage and advocate for the global risk community.

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