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Aug 30, 2022

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


Here to discuss the high-profile legislative issues that the RISKPAC is examining in 2022 is Trustee Greg McKenna!


As a Trustee of the only national political action committee representing risk managers nationwide before Congress, Greg takes listeners through what the RIMS Political Action Committee (RISKPAC) is all about, the big issues that RISKPAC is looking at (ahead of the RIMS Legislative Summit on Sept. 20th, 2022), and how RISKPAC is separate from — but works in conjunction with — the RIMS External Affairs Committee.


If you plan on attending the RIMS Legislative Summit in 2022 or want to learn more about what the RISKPAC Committee is all about, be sure to tune in!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RIMScast.

[:27] About today’s episode.

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

[1:51] More about today’s episode.

[2:35] Justin welcomes Greg McKenna to RIMScast!

[3:00] Greg shares about his role at Gallagher Bassett.

[4:00] Greg’s involvement with RISKPAC and what RISKPAC is all about.

[6:00] The common thread of the RISKPAC Committee’s passion and dedication.

[8:03] High-profile issues and legislative priorities for RISKPAC in 2022 and how they align with the RIMS External Affairs Committee.

[12:00] RIMS plug time! Everything you need to know about upcoming events, webinars, and more!

[14:13] Greg explains the Three Corners federal privacy bill and why it is of particular interest to the risk management community.

[20:30] Greg highlights other initiatives that are coming up for the Legislative Summit that RIMScast listeners should know about and his general advice to listeners who plan on attending!

[24:30] Greg shares one of his favorite experiences that he has had on the Hill with RIMS.

[26:18] Justin thanks Greg McKenna for joining the podcast and shares some of the links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

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



RIMS Buyers Guide

Contribute to RIMS Risk Management magazine

Dan Kugler Risk Manager on Campus Grant

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

RIMS Advocacy

In-Person Events:

RIMS Events App Apple | Google Play

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

RIMS ERM Conference 2022 — November 10‒11, 2022 | Indianapolis, IN — Agenda Now Live!

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

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

Virtual Workshops:

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

See the full calendar of RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars:

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

Coverage Conversation: Economic Outlook and the P/C Marketplace | Sponsored by Gallagher CORE 360 Insights | Sept. 8, 2022

Reduce Your Risk of Electrical Fires | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants | Sept. 15, 2022

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“Aon’s 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Overview” (NEW)

“ESG Through the Risk Lens” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

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

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

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“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

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

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

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

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Related RIMScast Episodes:

“RIMS General Counsel Mark Prysock on the RIMS Legislative Summit 2022”

“Risk and Compliance Tips for Importers and Exporters in 2022”

“RIMS Advocacy Update 2022 with Lynn Haley Pilarski”

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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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“You’ve got a broad spectrum of people across the entire value chain of risk and insurance [in RISKPAC] and there is a place for everybody. These committees are a great way to involve yourself with people like [yourself].” — Greg McKenna


“This Three Corners bill is of interest … to the risk management community [because] it falls to a family of bills that would be about setting a national standard that would help to alleviate individual state action on an important topic, … data privacy.” — Greg McKenna


“[The RIMS Legislative Summit is] an absolutely fantastic way to interact with your colleagues [and] network among folks who are taking interest in these federal issues.” — Greg McKenna


“[The Risk Legislative Summit is] a good way to show your commitment [and] to crystalize the RIMS position on these issues. … People come from all over the industry … but when you get there, you’re representing the interests of risk management … with one voice.” — Greg McKenna