New York City-based RIMSannounced the appointment of Nowell R. Seaman as president of therisk management professional association for 2017.

He is the director of global risk management for Saskatchewan-basedPotash Corporation. He has been a member of RIMS for 21 years andon its Board of Directors for nine years. Previously, heserved as the Society's vice president. He also served as the Chairof the RIMS Canada Council from 2003-2005, a director of RIMSSaskatchewan Chapter from 1997-2007 and chaired the secretariatresponsible for the creation of the McGannon Foundation.

“The narrative is changing,” said Seaman, atright. “More organizations are recognizing the positive side ofrisk. They are witnessing the power of risk management and itsability to identify new resources, new processes and new strategiesthat can take the organization to new heights. RIMS has positioneditself as a leader in the industry. For years, it has providedpractitioners with the tools and resources to advanceprofessionally. As president, it is my goal to ensure that theSociety's momentum continues forward and that, together, our globalnetwork is prepared for whatever may come next.”

RIMS also named the other officers of its board for 2017:

  • Vice President: Robert Cartwright, Jr., CRM, safety and healthmanager, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC.
  • Treasurer: Steve Pottle, CIP, CRM, director risk managementservices, York University.
  • Secretary: Gloria Brosius, corporate risk manager, PinnacleAgriculture Holdings.

Joining the RIMS board are:

  • Ellen R. Dunkin, Esq., senior vice president, general counsel& chief risk officer, Amalgamated Life Insurance Company.
  • Soubhagya Parija, senior vice president and chief risk officer,New York Power Authority.

RIMS's other board members are:

  • Gordon L. Adams, risk management, SERVCO Pacific.
  • Emily Cummins, CPA, CPCU, CISSP, ARM, ARE, managing director oftax and risk management, National Rifle Association.
  • Barry Dillard, director, claims management, Walt Disney Parksand Resorts U.S.
  • Laura Langone, JD, MBA, senior director, global risk managementand insurance, PayPal, Inc. Holdings.
  • Julie C. Pemberton, RIMS-CRMP, ARM, vice president, riskmanagement, Diatom Ventures LLC.
  • Janet Stein, director, risk management & insurance,University of Calgary.
  • Robert Zhang, China risk and compliance manager, IKEA (China)Investment Co., Ltd.

Related: RIMS donates $50,000 for master's degreescholarships

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