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Oct 29, 2019

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


Today on the podcast, Justin is joined by Whitney Craig, RIMS Government Relations Director, to discuss government affairs and review the recent Legislative Summit that RIMs held October 16th–17th, 2019, in Washington, DC.


At the conference, they had a lot to discuss with several members of Congress, and in this episode, Whitney will be telling you all about it! She speaks about some of the key takeaways from this year’s summit, some of the changes and new events that were added in this year, and what to expect going forward! She also shares information and progress regarding the Access Act bill, the NFIP, and TRIA. Stay tuned to get the full scoop!


Key Takeaways:

[:15] About today’s episode!

[:30] About upcoming RIMS events.

[1:18] More about today’s topic.

[1:37] Justin welcomes Whitney to RIMScast.

[1:48] Whitney gives a recap of this year’s Legislative Summit!

[2:20] What was on the agenda for this year’s Legislative Summit?

[3:02] When will it be known if RIMS is successful with the Access Act bill?

[3:29] How did RIMS do with NFIP and TRIA?

[3:50] Whitney speaks about Dr. Daniel Kaniewski’s fantastic keynote.

[4:21] How was this year’s Day on the Hill event?

[4:47] Whitney speaks about the collateral that RIMS leaves behind with the representatives and their staff and where to find these documents online.

[5:17] What can risk managers and RIMS members do to further the cause of the risk management profession?

[6:07] Whitney gives some details on the ‘exclusive tour’ that was available at the summit this year.

[7:08] What does Whitney have on the horizon for RIMS?

[8:00] Whitney shares how she is available and visible within RIMS membership and the greater risk management community!

[8:30] Justin gives his special thanks to Whitney Craig for joining RIMScast this week!

[8:34] Justin highlights some links to check out in this episode’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Register here for the RIMS ERM Conference 2019 and enter code ANDERSON2019 to receive 10% off! (Nov. 4th–5th in New Orleans, LA)

RIMS Risk Forum India 2019 (Nov. 22nd in Mumbai, India)
RIMS RiskTech Forum 2019 (Dec. 9th in New York City)

RIMS 2020 (May 2nd–6th in Denver, CO) — Booth space is now available!

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

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

RIMScast Ep: “Mark Humphreys on How the ACCESS Act, H.R. 4099 Legislation Helps Businesses Comply with the ADA”

RIMScast Ep: “Dr. Daniel Kaniewski on FEMA Resilience”

RIMScast Ep: “Advocacy Update with Whitney Craig, RIMS Government Relations Director”

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

RIMS Advocacy

Whitney Craig’s Email: 


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