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May 12, 2020

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


This week on RIMScast, the celebratory mood continues with more 2020 RIMS award winners! Joining Justin Smulison today is Goodell Award winner, Audrey Rampinelli, and Heart of RIMS recipient, Larry Glasser.


First to speak on the podcast is Audrey Rampinelli, the founder and CEO of OnRamp Risk and former RIMS NY Chapter President. She received RIMS’s most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award which was named in honor of RIMS’s first President. It pays tribute to an individual who has furthered the goals of the Society and the risk management discipline through outstanding service and achievement.


Larry Glasser joins the podcast after Audrey. Larry is an active member and leader of the RIMS Broward County Chapter in Florida and the Director, Risk Management at Amerijet Holdings, Inc. As the recipient of the Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award, he is honored for his outstanding performance in furthering risk management at the chapter level.


In this episode, both guests briefly discuss their work and careers and share how they are leading their companies and respective RIMS groups through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:51] About today’s episode and guests.

[1:00] About the RIMS Coronavirus Information Center.

[1:13] About the newest RIMS webinar!

[1:49] More about today’s first guest, Audrey Rampinelli.

[2:12] Justin welcomes Audrey back to RIMScast!

[2:25] Audrey reflects on her 2020 win of the Goodell Award.

[3:13] Audrey speaks about her time as President of the New York RIMS Chapter and how the first Young Risk Practitioners group was born from that.

[5:35] Audrey explains how RIMS globally adopted YRP and it became the Rising Risk Professionals.

[6:08] Audrey shares her perspective on risk and why she tends to look at more of the upside potentials and opportunities of risk.

[7:35] Has Audrey always been this way? Or has being in risk management brought out these traits further?

[9:07] How did Audrey get involved in the risk tech sector?

[10:50] How fast is the technology changing in the risk tech sector? Are innovations from three years ago obsolete now?

[11:51] Back in March, Audrey was involved with InsurTechNY which held a digital conference this year. She speaks about her experience there both attending it and moderating a session.

[15:11] Does Audrey feel like this event sets a precedent going forward (considering COVID-19 may continue to be a risk, years to come)?

[17:04] Justin congratulates Audrey on her award and thanks her for joining RIMScast.

[18:00] Justin introduces RIMcast’s next guest, Larry Glasser, the most recent recipient of the Heart of RIMS Award.

[18:26] Justin welcomes Larry to the podcast!

[18:35] Justin congratulates Larry for his award and Larry reflects on the win and how he became such a prominent member of RIMS.

[20:16] Larry speaks about his career journey.

[20:49] As the Director of Risk Management at Amerijet International, how is COVID-19 impacting Larry’s work?

[22:15] Larry shares how the transition to remote working has been for him and the other members of his team.

[24:07] Is Larry regularly in touch with those who are still on-site at Amerijet International?

[26:10] As a RIMS Broward County Chapter President, how has Larry continued to engage with members amid the pandemic?

[32:54] Has Larry ever been in a situation similar to the current pandemic? How will they take what they’re learning now and implement it in future pandemic/natural disaster plans?

[36:03] Larry leaves listeners with some parting thoughts.

[38:24] Justin thanks Larry for joining the podcast!

[38:25] Justin gives his congratulations and thanks to both guests once again and highlights some of the important links to check out in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Risk Management Magazine: Risk Manager of the Year 2020 Digital Edition

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advocacy: Coronavirus Advocacy Information

RIMS Advocacy

RIMS Webinar — May 13th: “Mitigating the Impact & Disruption to the Global Supply Chain: COVID-19”

RIMS Webinar — May 26th: “RIMS International Council Presents: Risk Management in Response to COVID-19 from Three Institutional Perspectives”

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

New Feature: RIMS-CRMP Stories

RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

Download any episode of RIMScast.

RIMScast Episode: “RIMS 2020 Award Winners: Mark Humphreys and Katherine Dawal”

Young Risk Practitioners (YRP) — RIMS New York Chapter

RIMS Rising Risk Professional (RRP)



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Audrey Rampinelli’s LinkedIn

Larry Glasser’s LinkedIn