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May 31, 2022

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


Today, Justin is joined by 2022 Heart of RIMS Award Winner and New York RIMS Chapter President, Lori Seidenberg!


The 2021 Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award pays tribute to the legacy of Ron Judd who served as the RIMS Executive Director for 22 years. The award recognizes the volunteerism contributions of a RIMS member who serves as a role model while keeping the chapter – hence the society – vibrate and resilient, thereby truly exemplifying the heart of RIMS.


In this episode, Lori shares what she has been up to since the last time she was on the podcast, how she’s been keeping the New York RIMS Chapter active as the New York RIMS Chapter 2022/23 President, and risk management philosophies and outlooks.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:14] About RIMScast.

[:27] About today’s episode with Lori Seidenberg

[:36] Upcoming RIMS webinars and workshops, RIMS membership, and RIMS Buyers Guide.

[1:33] About the Heart of RIMS award.

[1:50] About this year’s Heart of RIMS award winner, and today’s guest, Lori Seidenberg.

[2:22] Justin welcomes Lori back to RIMScast!

[2:53] Lori shares her experience receiving the Heart of RIMS award in person.

[4:00] Lori shares her passion for volunteering and staying involved.

[5:29] Lori’s title at the New York RIMS Chapter, current updates, and what it was like hosting their first in-person event in over 2 years.

[12:12] What’s coming up next for the New York RIMS Chapter!

[17:17] RIMS plug time! What to look forward to with all things RIMS.

[19:40] How to become a member of the New York RIMS Chapter.

[21:15] How long has Lori been a risk professional?

[21:25] Lori’s hopes for the greater risk management community and the future of the industry.

[27:00] Lori shares her thoughts on her Risk Management Magazine cover.

[29:08] Where to get in touch with Lori or the New York RIMS Chapter online.

[29:49] Justin thanks Lori 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 Advocacy — Legislative Summit Returns on September 20th!

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

Risk Management Magazine: Awards Edition 2022

RIMS Buyers Guide

NY RIMS Chapter: Check out the upcoming events mentioned in this episode!

RISKWORLD registrants can still access educational sessions on-demand through the RISKWORLD app and through desktop here.

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

Responsible Raw Materials — Resources, Conference Videos and Toolkits

Virtual Workshops:

June 9, 2022 | “Earn the RIMS Fundamentals of Risk Data, Analytics and AI Certificate” | Attend our new three-part, virtual workshop series to improve your knowledge and enrich your risk management program with the best practices in data management, analytics, and artificial intelligence. 

Part I: Leveraging Data and Analytics for Continuous Risk Management”: 10 am EST — 2 pm EST

“Fundamentals of Risk Management” — Aug 10‒11th


June 2, 2022 | “Cyber, and Data, and Regulatory Risks (to Avoid)—Oh My!” | Sponsored by Beazley

June 28, 2022 | “Your Greatest Asset: Smart Risk Management in the Age of Workforce Transformation” | Sponsored by Travelers

June 30, 2022 | “What Really Happens When You Negotiate with a Hacker?” | Sponsored by Gallagher Core Insights 360

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“Managing Global Geopolitical Risk in 2022 and Beyond” | Sponsored by AXA XL (NEW)

Keeping Subcontractors Safe Through Partner Elevation” | Sponsored by Highwire

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

| Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

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

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“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

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

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

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

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

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Related RIMScast Episodes: 

“RIMS 2022 Goodell Award Winner Lance Ewing”

“From the Office of ‘KNOW’: 2022 Risk Manager of the Year Courtney Davis Curtis”

“Live from RISKWORLD 2022”

“Betting It All On Risk: Mark Habersack, Heart of RIMS Award Recipient 2021”

“RIMS 2021 Risk Manager of the Year: Michael Harrington”

“RIMS 2021 Award Winners: Elliott Long and Sue Mepham”

RIMS 2021 Goodell Award Winner Pamela L. Popp

“Making the Grade: Cheryl Lloyd, 2021 Risk Manager of the Year Honor Roll Inductee”

“Risk Management in Higher Education with RIMS 2019 Risk Manager of the Year, Luke Figora”

“Transformative ERM Programs with 2018 Risk Manager of the Year, Rebecca Cady”

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

“RIMS 2020 Award Winners: Audrey Rampinelli and Larry Glasser”

RIMS Coverage of Raw Materials and Mining:

Risk Management Magazine: “The Volatility of Raw Materials Markets

Insurance Coverage for Supply Chain Interruptions

Managing Supply Chain Disruption

Contractual Ways to Deal with the Rising Costs of Lumber

The Political Risks of Mining

Mining for Disaster

Insurers Divest from Coal Over Climate Risks

Cryptojacking: How Hackers Steal Resources to Mine Digital Gold

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 Treasurer Jennifer Santiago!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“I started out volunteering because I wanted to be connected to other people and meet people and network. And it kind of blossomed into this whole thing. It’s really exciting.” — Lori Seidenberg


“You just don’t know the impact you have on people and what it means to them to see what you’re doing. … It’s very heartwarming [when] people come up to me and tell me that they’ve been following my career or I’ve inspired them to do certain things.” — Lori Seidenberg


“Networking is exhausting, don’t get me wrong. But you never know when you’re going to meet your next employer; you never know when you going to meet your next resource. … Relationships really matter. New York City is a lot smaller than people think.” — Lori Seidenberg