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Dec 13, 2018

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Writer at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Today, Justin is joined by recurring guest, Whitney Craig (RIMS Government Relations Director), for a follow-up on the RIMS Legislative Summit.


In this episode, Whitney and Justin pick up where they left off in September of their last podcast that was recorded live at the RIMS 2018 Legislative Summit. They had discussed the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) — so today, they will be revisiting these topics, plus a whole lot more!


Key Takeaways:

[:14] About today’s show with recurring guest, Whitney Craig.

[1:02] Justin welcomes Whitney to the show.

[1:11] Whitney gives an update on the status of the NFIP.

[3:54] With midterms concluding, what are the impacts to RIMS members?

[4:52] Whitney’s outlook for the 116th Congress.

[9:05] Whitney gives a status update on TRIA.

[10:02] Whitney speaks about changes of strategy that RIMS members should know about when it comes to working with lawmakers.

[11:14] Does Whitney see the Congress freshmen as an opportunity or a hindrance?

[13:34] Does Whitney believe that it is important to align with Congressmen similar to Dennis Ross?

[15:46] Whitney’s thoughts on cyber reporting.

[17:43] Justin thanks Whitney for being a part of this week’s RIMScast.

[18:55] You can email Justin at for any suggestions, comments, or feedback.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Risk Management Monitor Coverage of the RIMS 2018 Legislative Summit

“RIMScast: Florida Congressman Dennis Ross at the RIMS Legislative Summit Sept 13th, 2018”

“RIMScast: RIMScast Live at RIMS Legislative Summit (2018) with Whitney Craig and Barry Dillard”

RISKPAC (the RIMS Political Action Committee)

Marsha Blackburn


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Follow up with Our Guest:

Whitney Craig’s LinkedIn

Whitney Craig’s RIMS Community Profile