Join us to talk about cybersecurity and your third-party vendor relationships!

The second session of our 2017-2018 speaker series continues on Tuesday, November 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, at Bucca di Beppo in the South Lake Union area of Seattle.

We've brought in a pair of highly skilled subject matter experts to delve into current risks and trends in this arena. They'll discuss challenges in acquiring and applying insurance coverage to these risks, how to select an appropriate policy, and how to build vendor contracts to align with your coverages. We'll also bring in valuable perspectives and recommendations directly from insurance companies familiar with these exposures.

Our panel for this session includes:

  • Susan Young, Senior VP Cyber Practice – Marsh USA, Inc.
  • Randal Grainer – Partner – BakerHostetler

Doors at 11:30, food served and discussion at noon. Registration ($40) includes lunch (served family style) with your choice of mixed green or apple gorgonzola salad, spaghetti with meat sauce or cheese manicotti, chicken parmigiana, and cannoli.

Click here to RSVP. We hope you can join us!


Thank you to all who joined us at the Swing for Kids golf tournament! 

RIMS Washington sponsored the first tee of the Swing for Kids golf tournament in August! The event benefited The First Tee of Greater Seattle and brought together professionals from around the insurance and risk management industry to relax and socialize for a great cause. 


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Welcome our new and refreshed chapter officers!

The Washington State Chapter of RIMS is about to begin 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 28th. 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 2017-2018 year: 

President:                            Anthony Spacciante, Starbucks
Vice President 1:                 Sean Catanese, King County
Vice President 2:                 Vianney Muse, Starbucks
Treasurer:                            Sara Kern, Port of Seattle
Secretary:                            Tracy Elliott, Outerwall

Director, Communications:  Sean Catanese, King County
Director, Membership:         Allison Frey, King County
Director, Sponsorship:         Vianney Muse, Starbucks
Director, Nominations:         Sheila Barker, City of Seattle
Director, Rising Risk Professionals:         Laricel Cambronero, Sound Transit
Director, Strategy:                Keith Mitchell, Snohomish County
Director, Programs:             Open
Director, Education:             Open
Director, Special Events:     Open

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.

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

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