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2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

Rick Graham - SEPTA           

Vice President
Steve Kuemmerle - UGI     

Vice President/Programming
Jennifer Reno - QVC     

Tom Armstrong - Comcast                

Richard Pcihoda - Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Mervat Hamza - Radian Group               

Art Boyle - People 2.0


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We appreciate your attendance of all at our virtual meetings so far in 2020 and 2021; unbelievably, we are at our final meeting of the year.

Registration is now open to join your peers for our annual DEL VAL RIMS business meeting and election of the Board of Directors. We would like to also say thank you to our members for their support during this most interesting past year.

We will have a special event immediately following the conclusion of the Business Meeting. Beginning at 4:00 pm we will be joined by Chef Nok for a Thai cooking lesson. Chef Nok Suntaranon, owner of Philadelphia’s acclaimed  Kalaya Thai Kitchen is set on staying true to the integrity of authentic Thai cuisine. Growing up in Trang, she would help her mother blend the curry and shrimp paste that she would sell in the village market. After moving to the States, she attended the French Culinary Institute in NYC. She interned at Jean-Georges’ Nougatine also in NYC and worked at Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia before opening Kalaya in 2019. Craig LaBan from The Inquirer rated the restaurant 3 Bells. Philadelphia Magazine awarded Chef Nok “Best of Philly- Best Chef 2020”.  James Beard named Kalaya a finalist for their “Best New Restaurant 2020” award. Most recently, Esquire named Kalya #1 on the list of the “23 Best New Restaurants in America”.

We will be providing an ingredient box delivered to you prior to the event so that you can prepare the meal alongside Chef Nok. The kit will contain everything you will need except protein which you may add at your choice.

The meeting date is Thursday, May 13, and we will begin with the business meeting including the election of the Board of Directors at 3:00 pm, followed by the special event at 4:00. We expect to conclude shortly after 5:00 pm. The meeting link will be provided to you prior to the meeting.

Please register for the meeting by visiting the following link. You must also reply to tom_armstrong@comcast.com with your shipping address where you can receive perishable food items, so that the ingredient box can be sent for the event.

Please note that registration for this meeting will close on April 27, 2021 to allow for mailing time and prompt receipt of the kit.

Please note that this meeting and event are open to current members of the Society only.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your continued support of the Chapter.


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Program Calendar


Mark the following dates on your calendar for our upcoming meetings:

May 13, 2021 – Chapter Annual Business Meeting

Information will be forthcoming on topics, and locations in the near future. Dates may be subject to change. Please always refer to www.rims.org and the Events Calendar for the latest information, and registration links.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support of the Chapter.

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Delaware Valley RIMS Chapter

Founded in 1951, the Delaware Valley Chapter of RIMS was the second chapter. We serve the Risk Management community in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. RIMS, founded in 1950 serves over 4,800 businesses and organizations represented by over 10,000 individuals with risk management responsibilities throughout the world. By belonging to RIMS, you will receive a wealth of benefits designed to provide you with the most comprehensive information on risk management.