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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 - PREIT                 

Mervat Hamza - Radian Group               

Art Boyle - People 2.0


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Registration is now open to join your peers for our November DEL VAL RIMS meeting entitled, “A Journey to Operate Continuously During COVID”. Our panel of presenters will be Lewis Gantman, Esquire, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Beverage Distribution Center, Inc., Lev Pobirsky, Senior Director of Safety for Pepsi National Brand Beverages and Stephanie Kaplan, Esquire, an attorney specializing in labor and employment litigation at Blank Rome. The panel will address various operational and human resources challenges encountered during the pandemic, potential legal concerns as well as practical solutions.

The meeting date is Tuesday, November 10 and this will be our third virtual RIMS meeting so we will be changing a few of the times around to accommodate the new world. Please begin to log in at 8:15 to the meeting link which will be provided soon after registration and prior to the meeting date. The session will begin at 8:30 am and will conclude before 10:00 am.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you have registered for the meeting.

Please note that we will be waiving the $40 meeting fee for non-members to attend our virtual meetings.

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:

November 10, 2020 – Virtual Meeting: One Essential Employer’s Journey to Operationally COVID

December 8, 2020 – Virtual Meeting: Personal Branding and Development in the age of COVID

January 12, 2021 – Anatomy of a Cyber Claim: a Risk Manager’s view of claims management and resource allocation best practices and lessons learned

February 9, 2021 – TBD

March 9, 2021 – TBD

May 11, 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.

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.