Actor Michael J. Fox, best known for his roles as Alex P.Keaton on the popular television series, “FamilyTies,” and as Marty McFly in the movie series, “Back to theFuture,” shared his personal story of risk and resilience asthe RIMS 2017 closing keynote on April 26, wrapping up three daysof education sessions, exhibits on risk management, and severalnetworking events.

Canadian-born Fox grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, as did RIMS 2017president Nowell Seaman. Fox was always interested in a performingcareer, with small roles starting at age 15. When Fox reached 18,he convinced his parents to let him drop out of high school andtake the risk of moving to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.His risk eventually paid off, leading to his successful actingcareer and marriage in 1988 to Tracy Pollan, the actress cast ashis character’s girlfriend in “Family Ties.”

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