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Jan 19, 2021

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


Joining Justin today is RIMScast’s favorite recurring guest, RIMS Director of Government Relations, Whitney Craig!


Events in Washington D.C. at the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have had a major impact on the world and RIMS Advocacy efforts in the United States. In this episode, Whitney updates RIMS members and the greater risk management community on RIMS Advocacy, what RIMS has in store for 2021, and her thoughts on various post-election events. She also discusses the RIMS Board Governance Task Force webinar series that is launching in  February 2021!


Tune in and don’t miss out on Whitney’s important advocacy update to kick off 2021!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’s Global Membership.

[:27] About today’s episode.

[:35] Current RIMS features, offerings, news, and events.

[1:39] More about today’s episode with Whitney Craig.

[2:02] Justin welcomes Whitney back to RIMScast!

[2:10] Picking up from their last discussion on RIMScast, Whitney shares an update on the run-offs in Georgia (that would dictate whether or not there would be a majority in the Senate), and why it is important news for RIMS.

[4:37] Whitney elaborates on what a 50/50 Senate means.

[6:08] As the face and the voice of RIMS Advocacy, Whitney shares what RIMS has in store for 2021.

[6:48] Is the Pandemic Insurance Initiative the same thing as PRIA?

[8:06] Whitney gives an update on the NFIP initiative and her hopes for it.

[9:49] What RIMS members should know when it comes to cyber.

[11:42] Why the PAID Act (Provide Accurate Information Directly Act) was a significant victory for RIMS.

[13:30] Whitney shares about the upcoming webinar series she is working on in collaboration with RIMS Board Governance Task Force.

[14:58] Whitney speaks about the riots at the Capitol last week and what was going through her mind as she watched the events unfold.

[18:11] Justin thanks Whitney Craig for joining RIMScast once again and shares some of the links to check out in this episode’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Risk Forum 2020 India — Register for On-Demand Content!

Risk Management Monitor: “Paid Act Becomes Law” from Dec. 17th, 2020

RIMS Webinars and Services:

Webinar: Jan. 28th, 2021 “Strengthening Risk Management Capabilities to Navigate Social & Economic Concerns in Nigeria” — Register Today!

On-Demand Webinars

Virtual Workshop — Feb. 5th, 2021: “Leveraging Data and Analytics for Continuous Risk Management” — Register Here!

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)


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

Download any episode of RIMScast.

Previous Episodes with Whitney Craig:

“Post-Election Update with Whitney Craig” — Nov. 17th, 2020

“Legislative Summit 2019 Roundup with Whitney Craig, RIMS Government Relations Director” — Oct. 29th, 2019

“Advocacy Update with Whitney Craig, RIMS Government Relations Director” — Jun 11th, 2019


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