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Jan 22, 2019

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


Today is a fantastic episode, featuring some great insight from Justin’s guest, Gloria Brosius. Gloria is RIMS 2019 President as well as the Director of Risk Management and Insurance at Pinnacle Agriculture. She’s been very active in the RIMS community and has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain RIMS Chapter and was it’s President in 2016.


Gloria gives her risk management insights in a variety of topics, including her plans as RIMS 2019 President, how risk management has evolved during the duration of her career, the most pressing concerns she has faced (and is facing), the biggest risks she faces at her current job (at Pinnacle Agriculture), how she characterizes her risk outlook, and much, much more.


Key Takeaways:

[:16] About today’s guest, Gloria Brosius.

[:26] About RIMS 2019 Annual Conference.

[:56] More about today’s guest, Gloria Brosius.

[1:28] What Gloria plans on focusing on as RIMS 2019 President.

[2:40] How Gloria originally got acquainted with RIMS.

[4:17] How risk management has evolved over the course of Gloria’s career.

[5:37] How risk professionals can advance their careers.

[6:35] Some of the most pressing concerns Gloria has faced and is currently facing in risk management.

[7:39] What originally drew Gloria to the agricultural industry.

[9:20] Some of the biggest risks Gloria faces in her job at Pinnacle Agriculture.

[10:56] About Pinnacle Agriculture’s safety initiatives.

[11:20] How climate risk weighs into Pinnacle Agriculture’s risk register.

[11:56] Did Gloria help build the risk register at Pinnacle from the ground-up?

[13:22] As Gloria builds her risk management team, what sort of qualities will she be looking for in potential team members?

[14:25] How Gloria feels that the role of the risk management department has changed.

[15:08] How Gloria characterizes her risk outlook.

[15:39] How many trucks and members are a part of Gloria’s fleet?

[16:43] Is arable land a risk that is effecting Gloria’s work?

[17:24] Is Pinnacle engaged in the benefits of biodiversity?

[18:09] Is Pinnacle experimenting with biodiversity? And is water a big concern? And are certain parts of California part of the drought issue?

[19:30] Gloria’s parting thoughts this episode!

[20:11] Where to follow-up and get ahold of Justin of RIMScast.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Annual Conference 2019

Pinnacle Agriculture

Rocky Mountain RIMS Chapter

FCC Services

RIMS CRMP Certification

RIMScast episode with Jeff Nesbit — Risk Knowledge (For Members-Only Episodes)


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