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Aug 16, 2022

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


Today’s podcast episode is one that will surely go down in RIMScast history! New RIMS CEO, Gary LaBranche, is taking the stage and making his debut.


Succeeding the previous longstanding RIMS CEO, Mary Roth, Gary knows he has big shoes to fill and is up for the challenge! In this conversation, Gary speaks about his experiences attending various RIMS events and getting more well-versed in risk management, the strategic changes that he has in mind for RIMS in the short-term and long-term, and his insights around nonprofits and the challenges they face (in light of National Nonprofit Day soon approaching in the U.S. on August 17th, 2022.)


Be sure to tune in and don’t miss out on catching Gary LaBranche’s RIMScast debut!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RISKWORLD 2023.

[:37] About RIMScast.

[:48] About today’s episode with Gary LaBranche.

[:55] Upcoming RIMS webinars, workshops, events, and more!

[2:40] More about today’s episode.

[3:07] Justin welcomes Gary LaBranche to RIMScast!

[3:23] About the previous podcasts that Gary has hosted.

[5:15] Gary shares his recent experience of attending the 46th annual RIMS Florida Educational Conference as the new RIMS CEO.

[9:43] Why Gary loves in-person meetings and thinks they’re especially valuable.

[11:02] Gary’s advice on how to decline or suggest another activity to a colleague who suggests going golfing.

[12:41] National Nonprofit Day is coming up on August 17th. What is the value of being involved with a nonprofit?

[17:17] RIMS plug time! Everything you need to know about upcoming events, webinars, and more!

[19:54] Is it more difficult to manage and operate a nonprofit in today’s political climate?

[22:19] How Gary has adapted during this remote era of working to introduce himself as the new CEO and get to know the RIMS members and teams.

[25:33] Strategic changes that Gary has in mind for RIMS in the near term and the long term.

[29:12] Get to know Gary! Here are five things to know about Gary.

[35:51] About various upcoming RIMS events and conferences!

[37:52] Justin thanks Gary LaBranche for joining the podcast and shares some of the links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

“RIMS Announces Gary LaBranche as New CEO”

Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS Legislative Summit 2022 — Sept. 20‒20th in Washington, D.C.

RIMS Canada 2022 — Turning Tides — Sept. 11th‒14th in Halifax! Register Today!


RIMS Buyers Guide

RIMS Riskworld 2023 — Session Submission — Deadline Aug 19, 2022

RIMS Advocacy

Contribute to RIMS Risk Management magazine

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

In-Person Events:

Spencer Educational Foundation | Annual Gala Returns Sept. 22, 2022

RIMS Western Regional — Oct. 3‒5, 2022 — Long Beach, CA

RIMS South Asia Risk Forum — Dec. 2‒3, 2022 in Mumbai, India

Virtual Workshops:

ORIMS Presents: Beyond The Spreadsheet: A Virtual Tech Day to Understand RMIS Solutions and Enhance Risk Management | Aug. 24, 2022 — Open Only to Professionals Based in Canada

See the full calendar of RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars:

How To Drive Business Value with GRC | Sponsored by Resolver | Aug. 18, 2022

Breaking the Barrier — Supply Chain Disruption in 2022 & Beyond | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group | Aug 25, 2022

Supply Chain Risk Management for Product Manufacturers: Production Risk Management in the Post-COVID Environment | Presented by the RIMS International Council | Sept. 7, 2022

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“ESG Through the Risk Lens” | Sponsored by Riskonnect (NEW)

“A Look at the Cyber Insurance Market” | Sponsored by AXA LA

“How to Reduce Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Risks” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Managing Global Geopolitical Risk in 2022 and Beyond” | Sponsored by AXA XL

Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

| Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry” | Sponsored by Aon

“Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST

“Aon’s 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“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.

Related RIMScast Episodes:

“Producing a “Western” with LA RIMS Chapter President Scott Ritto”

“RIMS Canada 2022 Keynote & Comedienne Kate Davis”

“2022 Midyear Risk Review with RIMS Publications Director Morgan O’ Rourke”

“RIMS DE&I in June: Pride, Juneteenth, and National Indigenous History Month”

“A Fond Farewell to Mary Roth”

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

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS-CRMP Chairman Ward Ching!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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