Educational sessions

Some of our top thought leaders and clients will facilitate RIMS educational sessions throughout the week. Mark your calendar to experience the energy and join the conversation.

Monday, April 24

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. | “In the Crosshairs: Preventing and Mitigating Workplace Violence”


  • Jill Brooks, Director, Risk and Claims, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
  • Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Medical Quality, Sedgwick

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | “2020 Vision: What Can We See?”


  • David North, President & CEO, Sedgwick, Inc.
  • Michael Fenlon, Sr.Director, Corporate Risk Management, United Parcel Service
  • David Stills, VP, Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Tuesday, April 25

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | “Building Advanced Risk Strategies for Complex Organizations, Achieving Results Through Strategic ERM Maturity”


  • Chris Mandel, SVP, Strategic Solutions, Sedgwick
  • Chris Burgee, Vice President Risk Management, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

1:30pm to 2:30pm |  “Achieving Balance: Mental Well-being and the Workplace”


  • Kimberly George, SVP, Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare, Sedgwick
  • Scott Daniels, Director of Disability, Comcast

12:00 to 12:45 | RIMS Business Interruption and Time Element Coverage Study Results: Time for Change? 

Speaker: Robert Fox, Vericlaim

2:30pm to 3:00pm | 2017 Professional Development Course: “Why Risk Management and Insurance? Attracting and Retaining Talent”


Terri Browne, Chief People Officer, Sedgwick

Wednesday, April 26

2017 RIMS Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark
8:30 to 10:30 | “Managing WC Risks in the Health Care Sector”

· Kimberly George
· Mark Walls, Safety National
· Rich Reynolds, Providence
· Paul Posey, Ascension
· Martin King, KP

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. “Where Is the Upside of Risk? The Potential for Risk and Opportunity Management”


  • Gert Cruywagen, Director of Risk, Tsogo Sun Group
  • Chris Mandel, SVP, Strategic Solutions, Sedgwick

1:45pm to 2:45pm | “Pearls of Wisdom and Other Priceless Gem”


  • Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
  • Dawn Watkins, Director, Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles Unified School District