Terry Fleming took over as president of the New York-based Risk and Insurance Management Society for the 2010 term on New Year’s Day.

Mr. Fleming is director of the division of risk management for Montgomery County, Md. Before taking on the Society’s presidency, he served as vice president and has been on the RIMS board of directors since 2004.

Mr. Fleming was also the board liaison to the Finance Committee, and has served on RIMS Conference Programming and Audit Committees in the past. He was a former president of RIMS Potomac Chapter and a former president of the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Maryland Chapter.

Joining Mr. Fleming as officers on RIMS 2010 board of directors:

o Deborah M. Luthi, director, Enterprise Risk Management Services, Matheson Inc. in Sacramento, Calif., who will serve as vice president.

o John R. Phelps, director of business risk solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., in Jacksonville, who will serve as treasurer.

o Scott B. Clark, risk and benefits officer for the school board of Miami-Dade County, Fla., in Miami., who will serve as secretary.

Caption with shot of Terry Fleming (pickup):

Terry Fleming is a public risk manager who once led his local PRIMA chapter in Maryland.