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Jun 15, 2021

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


The Spencer Educational Foundation has launched its 2nd annual comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Funding Their Future Campaign.” This campaign, which aims to raise $1 million, is being held in lieu of Spencer’s Annual Gala; one of the industry’s most successful fundraisers. Through September 15th, 2021, Spencer will recognize longtime industry supporters and those who helped pave the way for Spencer’s success, highlight the growth Spencer has achieved since its founding in 1979, and celebrate the diverse and talented students who have benefited from Spencer’s programming and are starting careers in risk management and insurance.


During this year’s campaign, Spencer will be honoring RIMS CEO, Mary Roth, and Peter Garvey of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants. And lucky for RIMScast listeners, Justin Smulison just so happens to have a direct line of communication to Mary Roth!


In today’s episode, Mary shares about all of the wonderful things that Spencer Ed is doing, her 35-year career with RIMS, how she has seen the risk management space evolve over these years, how RIMS has adapted during the pandemic, and how she sees the Spencer Ed Foundation continuing to advance the future of risk management.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’s Global Membership.

[:27] About today’s episode!

[:34] How to access RIMS LIVE 2021 sessions and keynotes online!

[1:12] More about today’s episode with Mary Roth.

[2:08] Justin welcomes Mary Roth back to RIMScast!

[2:20] The past 16th months have been unlike any other. How does Mary feel that the RIMS society prepared and adapted during this time?

[3:13] Having been in the risk management profession for over 35 years, how has Mary seen it evolve for the better?

[4:13] Mary shares her initial reaction from when she first received the news that she was going to be honored during Spencer’s Funding Their Future Campaign.

[5:00] Mary comments on being honored alongside Peter Garvey of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants.

[5:38] How Mary sees Spencer continuing to advance the future of risk management.

[6:40] Why Spencer’s mission and professional education development are important to both RIMS and Mary.

[7:27] Mary shares what she is most proud of in her professional career.

[8:41] About upcoming RIMS webinars, events, and programs.

[10:20] Mary shares words of wisdom and advice for future risk leaders.

[11:50] Justin Mary Roth for joining RIMScast and highlights some of the links to check out in this episode’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Webinars, and Services:

Did you attend RIMS Live 2021? Sessions are accessible through June 30th, 2021. Log in with your badge number: RIMS LIVE 2021

If you did not attend RIMS Live 2021 but want to access on-demand content, purchase the “Post Event Virtual Pass” for $499 to access the sessions, keynotes, and marketplace until June 30th. Visit:

Registration for the VIRTUAL Spencer & Gallagher Golf Tournament is now open! Visit for more information and to register through August 15th, 2021 (You choose the golf course and team all while continuing to support the Spencer Educational Foundation!)

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

Upcoming Webinars:

June 16, 2021 | NARIMS Presents “State of the Market” | Free For All RIMS Members

June 17, 2021 | “How Ransomware Trends Impact Your Bottom Line” | Sponsored by Beazley

June 23, 2021 | Bermuda and the Changing Landscape of Climate Risk” | Sponsored by BDA

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Path To The Boardroom

RIMS Professional Growth Model

Related RIMScast Episodes:

All About the Spencer Educational Foundation with Marya Propis and Jeanna Madlener

Your LinkedIn Profile and the Path to the Boardroom

The Future of ERM with Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Monica Merrifield on Innovation and Strategic Risk Management

Women’s Advancement in the Risk Profession

The Intersection of ERM and Corporate Culture with Gretchen Anderson

Download any episode of RIMScast.

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series — New episode with Cheryl Lloyd now available!

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New Interviews featuring former RIMS Vice President Steve Pottle and 2021 Rising Star Elliot Long

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

Spencer Educational Foundation


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“I am honored and proud that our staff was able to shift and pivot as seamlessly as they did [through the pandemic]. … I believe that we fared quite well.” — Mary Roth


“Risk management has really broadened its scope. It’s gotten the recognition that it needs to get within the business community and it’s become an integral business discipline within any organization.” — Mary Roth


“To be honored by Spencer and to be able to give back to Spencer alongside Peter [Garvey] is a pleasure.” — Mary Roth


“Spencer is an important component to the advancement of the discipline of risk management. The foundation is part of the infrastructure of educating future professionals.” — Mary Roth


“Join RIMS and be an active participant in the [risk] discipline. Create a future [and] contribute to that future. … And continue to learn. This journey is a lifelong learning experience.” — Mary Roth


“Make … connections. Find individuals to challenge you, to assist you, [and] to make sure that [you’re on the right] track.” — Mary Roth