November Speaker Series: Blockchain and Digital Currencies

Join your fellow RIMS Members on Novmeber 13th for a delicious lunch at Anthony's on Pier 66, listen to a great presentation by Irv Latta on “Blockchain and digital currency – a primer on the concepts and the impacts to the financial system of today”

Irv Latta has more than 20 years of experience in IT and management consulting, mostly in the financial services industry. Mr. Latta combines his technical, managerial, and entrepreneurial backgrounds to run Symetra’s corporate innovation program, working directly the c-suite to help drive a digital transformation agenda. As part of this, Mr. Latta is responsible engaging with the ecosystem of startup companies and introducing emerging technologies to Symetra.

Blockchain has become Mr. Latta’s foremost area of expertise and he is deeply engaged with the industry and a frequent speaker on the topic. Irv is a member of the LIMRA blockchain advisory council and holds a Bachelor of Science in business finance from Bradley University, where he was also the president of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs.

You don't want to miss this meeting!

Location: Anthony's Pier 66, 2201 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Time: 11:30 - 1:00
Registration is $40, which includes lunch (menu at registration page)
Register here.

“E” (for Enterprise) RIMS Washington Risk Manager Roundtable - November 7!

Join us for the inaugural Enterprise Risk Manager Roundtable by Washington RIMS! These discussions are intended as a forum for management and risk management professionals to gain knowledge and exchange best practices with a mix of industry peers from both private and public sectors. This will be moderated by Ruston Bown, Insurance Manager of Costco. This is an interactive – participant driven on timely industry-related “E” for enterprise risk management issues.

The event a great opportunity for risk managers to explore common problems among peers. Our brokers and other vendors are crucial partners for us, but attendance at the RIMS Risk Manager Roundtable is limited to risk managers. There is no fee to attend, and the event includes light snacks.

Join us at the Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum - November 8! 
The Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum (ERF) is a one-day summit tailored to the needs of audit, finance, and risk professionals. This year’s event will have a strong focus on governance, risk, compliance and ethics with the overall goal of elevating the conversation and practice of GRCE principles within our organizations and communities.
Organizations understand that risk is not just managed through a single function, but is managed through a combination of ideas and resources, by sharing information, and by taking a global view of issues. The forum is positioned to create a collaborative approach and is uniquely designed to provide thought provoking learning sessions, networking opportunities, and roundtable discussions. Attendees will gain insights and perspectives on how collaboration and information play in the organization, as well as practical recommendations for improving their organization’s governance, risk and compliance processes. Presenters will discuss leading edge techniques to identify risks and approaches used to successfully manage risk in today’s corporate environment. The goal is to ensure everyone leaves the Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum better prepared to address risk in their organization and everyday life.
You can learn more at www.enterpriseriskforum.org

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Welcome our new and refreshed chapter officers!

The Washington State Chapter of RIMS Chapter is on a fiscal year starting July 1st through June 30th

Our officers for the Washington Chapter of RIMS for the 2018-2019 year: 

2018-2019 OFFICERS

Vianney Muse

Sara Kern

Sean Catanese
Vice President & Director of Communications

Tracy Elliott

Allison Frey

Julie A. Yount
Director of Programs

Megan Henshaw 
Director of Membership

Elizabeth Moorhouse
Director of Sponsorship

Anthony Spacciante
Past President & Director of Strategy

Mary Michalak

Co-Director of Rising Risk Professionals

Laricel Cambronero
Co-Director of Rising Risk Professionals

Peter Marchel
Education Chair

Rebecca Wallinder
Education Chair

Van Vong
Sponsorship Chair

Tori Ainsworth
Programs Chair 

Jocelyn Whitely
Programs Chair

Sharon Clark
Programs Chair


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

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