Check out the 2016-2017 chapter event schedule!

We've got a great schedule developing with engaging speakers, exciting partnerships, informative content, and fun networking opportunities for leading risk professionals!

Our event schedule is downloadable here and on the main RIMS calendar as well. This schedule will be updated regularly as details are announced. The version linked above was last updated on November 14, 2016.

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Welcome our new and refreshed chapter officers!

The Washington State Chapter of RIMS has entered a new year! Our RIMS Chapter is on a fiscal year starting July 1st through June 30th. At this time of year, we begin a new budget cycle, set forth strategic and operational plans for the upcoming year and beyond, and announce our new officers. This year our Board’s planning retreat is an all-day meeting on Friday, July 22nd. Minutes of that meeting will be available to any members who are interested. 

We are excited to announce the results of the election of officers for the Washington State Chapter of RIMS for the 2016-2017 year: 

President:                            Shari Spung, University of Washington
Vice President 1:                 Anthony Spacciante, Starbucks
Vice President 2:                 Open
Treasurer:                            Sara Kern, Port of Seattle
Secretary:                            Tracy Elliott, Outerwall
Director, Programs:             Open
Director, Education:             Curtis Crosbie, Avanade
Director, Special Events:     Sezen Filiz, Avanade
Director, Communications:  Sean Catanese, King County
Director, Membership:         Vianney Muse, Port of Seattle
Director, Sponsorship:         Open
Director, Nominations:         Sheila Barker, City of Seattle
Director, Strategy:                Keith Mitchell, Snohomish County
RIMS Delegate:                   Keith Mitchell, Snohomish County

The Chapter also has a number of talented leaders who have stepped forward to be Chairs of committees working closely with the Directors. All of these leaders dedicate and donate their time and talents to the Chapter and represent you as members to the highest standards of our profession. As the Chapter’s President, I am proud to be associated with all of these leaders. 

We still have open leadership positions and always need volunteers! Please contact me or any of the officers if you are interested in learning more. 

Shari Spung

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