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Nov 9, 2021

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


This week on RIMScast, Justin is joined by guest Jana Utter to talk all things ERM!


Jana Utter is the Chair of the RIMS Strategic Enterprise Risk Management Council (SERMC) and the Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management at Centene Corporation; a diversified, multinational healthcare enterprise.


In anticipation of Jana’s session at the upcoming RIMS ERM Conference 2021 (on November 11th and 12th in New York City), she is sharing about her career in risk management, why this year’s theme (“ERM in an ESG World”) resonates with her, what she is excited about for this year’s conference, what she is going to be speaking about her session, and why she is so enthusiastic about risk management.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’ Global Membership.

[:26] About today’s episode with Jana Utter!

[:35] Upcoming RIMS current virtual offerings.

[:56] All about the upcoming RIMS ERM Conference.

[1:27] About the upcoming 2021 RIMS India Forum.

[1:44] Justin is first joined by Morgan O’Rourke to discuss the new RIMS Mobile App.

[2:20] Who can download the RIMS app? Where can you download it?

[2:40] What RIMS members will find on the RIMS app.

[3:16] Is the RIMS app constantly evolving? Will there be updates down the line?

[3:31] How to provide feedback on your RIMS app experience.

[3:55] All about today’s episode with Jana Utter!

[4:18] Justin welcomes Jana Utter to the podcast.

[4:34] Jana shares what she is excited about for the upcoming 2021 RIMS ERM Conference.

[4:58] How many ERM Conferences has Jana been to?

[5:35] How the theme of this year’s conference (“ERM in an ESG World”) resonates with Jana.

[6:16] Jana shares where her enthusiasm for risk management originated.

[8:13] How Jana’s career in risk began.

[8:47] Jana shares about her upcoming session at the 2021 RIMS ERM Conference.

[9:55] What Jana hopes attendees will take away from this year’s conference.

[10:42] Justin thanks Jana Utter for joining RIMScast and shares some of the links to look out for in this episode’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS ERM Conference 2021 will be held Nov. 11th & 12th in NYC — Last call to register! (Use the code RIMScast2021 for a 10% discount)

RIMS India 2021 — Virtual Two-Day Event! December 3rd & 4th — Register Today!


RIMS Buyers Guide

RIMS Advocacy

RIMS ERM Q&A Interview Series — Featuring SERMC Chair Jana Utter!

RIMS Strategic & Enterprise Risk Center

Upcoming Webinars:

November 18, 2021 | “Bermuda Captives — Turning Ideas into Reality” | Presented by the Bermuda Business Development Agency

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Virtual Workshops:

RIMS-CRMP Exam Prep Virtual Workshops (October 2021) — Gain an edge with the RIMS-CRMP; the only internationally accredited risk management certification!

RIMS Virtual Workshops: Claims Management — Register now for Nov. 8‒9th

Spencer’s Risk Manager on Campus Program — Volunteer Today!

Previous & Related RIMScast Episodes:

“A Glimpse of the ‘The Reputation Premium’ with Nir Kossovsky”

“ORSA Reporting: It Seems to Be a Hot Topic with Lorie Graham”

“Autumn Advocacy Update from The Hill with Lynn Haley Pilarski” (2021)

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series — New interview with RIMS 2021 Risk Manager of the Year, Michael Harrington!

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring recent guests, Charles Vu and Steve Pottle!

Spencer Educational Foundation


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“I’ve been seeing the rise of ESG for the past several years and I’m also fortunate to be directly involved in ESG strategy, reporting, and linking ESG topics with enterprise risk.” — Jana Utter


“[The 2021 RIMS ERM] Conference is perfect for me [in] marrying up ERM and ESG.” — Jana Utter


“I really believe ESG is a gamechanger for ERM. And I’m very glad to see that RIMS is devoting this year’s conference to this important and evolving topic.” — Jana Utter