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A review of RIMS new international strategies course.

THE INAUGURAL course, "International Risk and Insurance Strategies," which took place this past October in New York City, opened up to positive reviews. To reemphasize the main purpose for attending this course, one of the first questions posed to participants was, "Why international risk management?" The answer is that expanding operations overseas is a major trend in the strategies of today's organizations, while the surge in communication technology has made the implementation and administration of global risk management programs more attainable. What the risk managers hoped to achieve within their own programs was uniformity of coverage, more comprehensive asset protection, coverage of gaps and overall cost effectiveness.

What became apparent is that the risk managers are the ones driving innovation in the international market. This is partly a result of risk managers' attempts to transfer domestic risk management practices overseas where they are new to international careers; risk managers are increasingly demanding that their international programs react like their domestic ones. The consensus was that if risk managers don't ask for the service, the carrier just won't provide it.

The overriding objective for the course is "to provide the risk management employee with a working knowledge of risk management and insurance issues and techniques within the international area." The integration of the international with the domestic program is another key objective, as is training risk managers to implement and effectively communicate an international program.

Some of the topics covered were: presenting the international risk management program to senior management and operations personnel (both at home and abroad), policy clauses specific to international programs, and selection criteria for international service providers and insurers. Finally, the course instructors took time out to address certain special topics such as the environment, joint ventures, captives, products liability and employee benefits.

The course instructors, Teresa Pahl, currently senior vice president of business development for Rollins Burdick Hunter International, Inc. in Chicago, and John Richardson, senior vice president for Willis Corroon in Nashville, Tennessee were charged with the herculean task of presenting the comprehensive overview in such a limited time span. They proved quite adept at tailoring the information to the strengths and weaknesses of the group participants. They also did an admirable job of explaining the weighty subject of the various types of program structures a risk manager could implement, delineating both the pros and cons of utilizing a locally admitted program, non-admitted program, controlled master program or global program.

Two guest speakers, Roland Graham-Helwig, senior vice president for Willis Corroon in San Francisco, and Rick Eldridge, a global business manager, commercial lines department, for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies in Chicago, helped lend their expertise to supplement the material presented by Ms. Pahl and Mr. Richardson.

According to Fran Jordan, RIMS liaison to the Education Committee, the idea for having such a course was originally proposed by the International Committee in 1990. When the Education Committee agreed to look into it, a survey was developed and sent to RIMS members with international operations; the surveys revealed there was a substantial level of interest in such a course. Willis Corroon then climbed on board to develop this intermediate-level course, with input from the two RIMS committees. Ms. Jordan says that the course had a trial run in front of the committees in May 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Prior to the course, students received a packet of reading material, including a case study, several background chapters on globalization and a list of essential international insurance terms. An aggressive case study was chosen where, by day two, class groups had to provide reports identifying potential exposures as a prelude to choosing a program and devising a means of implementation.

Joan Dyer, a risk analyst for BellSouth Corp. in Atlanta, was looking to get an overview of the other companies' programs and the options available. Her company has a sophisticated domestic program but a fairly new international program with growing responsibilities. She found that "it was a great course that provided good information and excellent course materials." Michael Newman, a manager of property and loss prevention for Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey, found the regional update information "very valuable and helpful. It was an excellent intermediate course." Another participant expected to use the course packet, with its detailed outline and wealth of supplementary articles as a reference tool.

The next courses will be offered in San Francisco on Feb. 17-19 and in Chicago on Sept. 22-24, 1993. Classes are limited to 25 participants.

SOCIETY OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Suzanne H. Crager Assistant Vice President PNC Financial Corp. Pittsburgh National Building 5th Avenue and Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15265 (412) 762-6713

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

J.A. Tony Bridger Risk Manager Corporate Risk & insurance Department Bank of Montreal First Bank Tower First Canadian Place Toronto, ONT M5X 1A1 (416) 867-5358

VICE PRESIDENT-BUSINESS & INDUSTRY LIAISON

Louis J. Drapeau Insurance & Risk Management Manager The Budd Company 3155 West Big Beaver Road Box 2601 Troy, MI 48084 (313) 643-3579

VICE PRESIDENT-INTERNATIONAL

J.A. Yvon Menard Risk & Insurance Manager Marathon Realty Company Ltd. 200 Wellington Street West Suite 400 Toronto, ONT M5V 3C7 (416) 348-1810

VICE PRESIDENT-CONFERENCE

Lucille A. Gallagher Vice President of Risk Management Monfort, Inc. P.O. Box G Greeley, CO 80632 (303) 353-8177

VICE PRESIDENT-EDUCATION

Freida L. Jackson President, Risk Manager Park South Associates, Inc. 5821 Fairview Road Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 553-0504

VICE PRESIDENT-FINANCE & TREASURER

Gerald J. Ciardelli Corporate Risk Manager Jostens, Inc. 5501 Norman Center Dnve Minneapolis, MN 55437 (612) 830-3287

VICE PRESIDENT-GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Gerald L. Belfiglio Director, Risk Management Continental Medicel Systems, Inc. 600 Wilson Lane P.O. Box 715 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 790-8448

VICE PRESIDENT-MEMBERSHIP & CHAPTER SERVICES & SECRETARY

Marge P. Layne Corporate Risk Manager Core-Mark International 395 Oyster Point Boulevard Suite 415 South San Francisco, CA 94080 (415) 589-9445

VICE PRESIDENT-RESEARCH

David R. Haight Director of Risk Management CF Industries, Inc. One Salem Lake Drive Long Grove, IL 60047 (708) 438-9500

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS AND SOCIETY DIRECTORS

CANADA

Alberta

NORTHERN ALBERTA (Edmonton)

Pres.: Mark Day, Alberta Liquor Control Board S.D.: Ladis Vegh, Canadian Utilities Ltd.

SOUTHERN ALBERTA (Calgary)

Pres.: Caveli Graham, Alberta Wheat Pool S.D.: Harry Hogg, The City of Calgary

British Columbia

BRITISH COLUMBIA (Vancouver)

Pres.: David Barker, B.C. Central Credit Union S.D.: William J. Holmes, Westar Group Ltd.

Manitoba

MANITOBA (Winnipeg)

Pres.: Jim Swanson, Manitoba Finance S.D.: Kelth Thomas, Manitoba Association of School Trustees

New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK/PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Pres./S.D.: Robert Hirsch, Department of Supply & Svcs.

Newfoundland

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Pres.: Eric May, Canadian Helicopter Ltd. S.D.: Don Barrett, Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro.

Nova Scotia

NOVA SCOTIA

Pres.: Robert Patzelt, Scotia Investments Ltd. S.D.: Glen George, Dalhouse University

Ontario

CANADIAN CAPITAL REGION (Ottawa)

Pres.: Wayne Mielke, Telesat Canada S.D.: Mildred Hamilton, Bank of Canada

ONTARIO (Toronto)

Pres.: Weldon Wheeler, Royal Trust Co. Ltd. S.D.: Joe Hardy, The Oshawa Group Ltd.

Quebec

QUEBEC (Montreal)

Pres.: Diane Wolfson, Domtar, Inc. S.D.: John Pearson, HCCI Management Service, Inc.

Saskatchewan

SASKATCHEWAN (Saskatoon/Regina)

Pres.: Ron Williams, C.S.P. Foods Ltd. S.D.: D. Binns, Saskatchewan Power Corp.

UNITED STATES

Alabama

ALABAMA (Birmingham)

Pres./S.D.: Bonnie Bumpers, Vulcan Materials Co.

Alaska

ALASKA (Anchorage)

Pres.: Gail Jones, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. S.D.: Victoria Ratchye, Enstar Natural Gas Co.

Arizona

ARIZONA CENTRAL (Phoenix)

Pres.: Richard Klauer, Gosnell Builders/Pointe Resorts S.D.: Mary Matz, Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.

ARIZONA SOUTHERN (Tucson)

Pres.: Thomas S. Monier, TMCARE Tucson Medical Center S.D.: Terry Anderson, City of Tucson

Arkansas

ARKANSAS (Little Rock)

Pres.: Michael Wilson, Arkansas Power& Light 00. S.D.: Lynda Lawson, Acxiom Corp.

California

GOLDEN GATE (San Francisco)

Pres.: William Sullivan, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. S.D.: Judith Tomese, Transamenca Corp.

INLAND EMPIRE

Pres.: Victor Lorch, City of San Bernardino S.D.: Carol Foster, California Steel Industries

LOS ANGELES

Pres.: Stephen Wilder, The Walt Disney Co. S.D.: John Pinnor, Mattel, Inc.

ORANGE EMPIRE (Anaheim)

Pres.: Thomas Vance, City of Anaheim S.D.: Mike Kelly, Secomerica. Inc.

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

Pres.: Michael Barrett, Raley's S.D.: Alice Bryan, California Hospitals

SAN DIEGO

Pres.: Louisa Floyd, Rusty Perican Restaurants, Inc. S.D.: Marcia Caffuthers, Rohr Industries, inc.

SANTA CLARA VALLEY

Pres.: Karen Miller, LSI Logic Corp. S.D.: Lenore Batiste, Applied Materials, Inc.

Colorado

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (Denver)

Pres.: Linda Huennekens, Vicorp Restaurants, Inc S.D.: Phillip Kersey, Cherry Creek Public Schools

Connecticut

CONNECTICUT VALLEY (Hartford)

Pres.: William Dearosiers, Madin Firearms Co. S.D.: Dana Cirish. Heublein, Inc.

FAIRFIELD/WESTCHESTER (GreenwIch)

Pres.: Daniel Savitsky, U.S.T., Inc. S.D.: Billie Bruggeman, The Perkin-Elmer Corp.

District of Columbia

POTOMAC (Washington, DC)

Pres.: Karen Reming, Bail Atlantic Corp. S.D.: Leonard Williams, Howard University

Florida

FLORIDA CENTRAL (Tampe)

Pres.: Grant Booth, Publix Supermarkets, Inc. S.D.: Joe Budges, City of Largo

FLORIDA NORTH CENTRAL (Orlando)

Pres./S.D.: Pat Sikes, Sea World of Florida, Inc.

NORTH FLORIDA (Jacksonvllle)

Pres.: Anton Kronenburg, City of Jacksonville S.D.: Joan McCarthy, Winn Dixie Store, Inc.

PALM BEACH

Pres./S.D.: Howard Taylor, South Rorida Water Management District

SOUTH FLORIDA (Miami)

Pres.: Ronald Torre, City of Ft. Lauderdale S.D.: Dotty Peck, Personnel Pool of America

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (Naples)

Pres.: Dennis Slabsugh, Community Health Care Inc. S.D.: Hank Novins, Harper Bros., Inc.

Georgia

ATLANTA

Pres.: T. Cesey Schmidt, Trammell Crow Co.. S.D.: Theodore Young, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Hawaii

HAWAII (Honolulu)

Pres.: Bruce McEwan, Hawelian Tug & Barge Corp. S.D.: Beverly Braun, City and County of Honolulu

Idaho

IDAHO (Boise)

Pres.: Leland Van Slyke, Crookham Co. S.D.: Albert Fridenstine, State of Idaho

Illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (Springfield)

Pres.: Fred Clark, A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. S.D.: Thomas Duffield, Archer Danials Midland Co.

CHICAGO

Pres.: Doug Nyhus, Navistar International. S.D.: Janice Ochenkowski, LaSalle Partners Ltd.

MID-ILLINOIS

Pres.: Jeff Myers, Central Illinois Light Co. S.D.: Sikha Bhatacharya, County of Peoria

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS

Pres.: William Montanez, Rand McNally & Co. S.D.: Bruce Wilson, Bell & Howell Co.

Indiana

INDIANA (Indianapolis)

Pres.: Robert Pugh, Lilly Industries, Inc. S.D.: Edward Moran, Ball Corp.

Iowa

GREATER QUAD CITIES

Pres.: Stanley Johnson, HON Industries S.D.: Cindy Slubowski, Alter Co.

IOWA (Des Moinee)

Pres.: Ed Weddall, Insurance Management Program for Area Community Colleges S.D.: Eric Larson, City of Des Moines

Kansas

KANSAS (Wlchlta) Pres.IS.D.: Dale Sobba, Koch Industries, Inc.

Kentucky

EASTERN KENTUCKY

Pres.: Brian Dickey, Kentucky Utilities Co. S.D.: Gregory Wilcox, Island Creek Corp.

KENTUCKIANA (Louisville)

Pres.:Katherine Sperko-Vargo, Prasbyterian Church (USA) S.D.: Hughie Sparks, American Synthetic Rubber Corp.

Louisiana

SOUTH LOUISIANA (New Orleans)

Pres.: Karin Hegedus, Loyola University S.D.: Henry Guidry, Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

Maryland

CHESAPEAKE (Baltimore)

Pres.: Kenneth Gernty, Genstar Stone Products Co. S.D.: Alfred Johnson, The Scotsman Group, Inc.

Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS (Boston)

Pres.: Maria Medeiros, EC&G, Inc. S.D.: Judy Lindenmayer, Fidelity Investments.

Michigan

DETROIT

Pres.: Fradenck Dnscoll, Michigan National Corp. S.D.: A. Herbert Johnson, Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.

WESTERN MICHIGAN (Grand Rapids)

Pres.: Sue Horsfall, First Michigan Bank Corp. S.D.: Paul Rutowski, Amway Corp.

Minnesota

MINNESOTA

Pres.: Jill Wagner, Norwest Corp.. S.D.: Virginia Kolstad, First Bank Systems, Inc.

Missouri

GREATER KANSAS CITY

Pres.: Darlene Amett, Total Risk Management, Inc. S.D.: Thomas S. Burchett, The Marley Co.

OZARKS AREA (Springfield)

Pres.: Thomas Hanson, Hudson Foods, Inc. S.D.: Raylene Caywood, Central Bacompany

ST. LOUIS

Pres.: Emmett Senn, Peabody Holding Co., Inc. S.D.: Julie Long, Southwestern Bell Corp.

Nebraska

GREAT PLAINS (Omaha)

Pres.: Gerald Tritz, First National Bank of Omaha S.D.: Yvonne Leung, State of Nebraska

Nevada

NEVADA

Pres.: Larry Long, Nevada Power Co. S.D.: Thomas Zumtobel, FHP, Inc.

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY (Edison)

Pres.: Timothy Heim, Jersey Central Power & Light S.D.: Thomas Lewison, The Hartz Group, Inc.

New York

NEW YORK

Pres.: Thomas Hatt, North American Philips Corp. S.D.: Margaret Accordino, American Express Bank

UPSTATE NEW YORK

Pres.: Alien Born, Cornell University S.D.: Arlene Rydzynski, Tops Markets, Inc.

North Carolina

CAROLINAS (Cherlotte)

Pres.: Donna Spurlock, National Welders Supply Co. S.D.: John Hughes, National Welder Supply Co.

PIEDMONT (Greensboro/Durham)

Pres.: George Teer, Liggett Group, Inc. S.D.: Kathy Van Nest, Duke University

Ohio

CENTRAL 0810 (Columbus)

Pres.: John Meder, The Galbreath Co. S.D.: Walter Denz, National City Bank

CINCINNATI

Pres.: R. Bruce Brumbaugh, The Penn Central Corp. S.D.: Renee Arken, Cincinnati Bell, Inc.

CLEVELAND-AKRON

Pres.: Judy Streifender, M.A. Hanna Co. S.D.: Raymond LeBlanc, BP America, Inc.

DAYTON-MIAMI VALLEY

Pres.: Anthony Redden, Dayton Power & Light Co. S.D.: Jay Mensching, NCR Corp.

TOLEDO

Pres./S.D.: Larry Karnes, Pilkington Holdings, Inc.

Oklahoma

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (Oklahoma City)

Pres.: Richard Canterberry, Homeland S.D.: Gene Lidyard, Fleming Companies, Inc.

EASTERN OKLAHOMA (Tulsa)

Pras.: Steve Johnson, T.D. Williamson, Inc. S.D.: Jim Milburn, Thrifty Car Rental

Oregon

OREGON (Portland)

Pres.: R. Scott Moss, Metro S.D.: John Sweitzer, Red Lion Hotels & Inns

Pennsylvania

CENTRAL PENN (Harrisburg)

Pres.: Charles Ord, Knouse Foods S..D.: Stephen Baney, Harsco Corp.

DELAWARE VALLEY (Philadelphia)

Pres.: Terri Wilfong, Richard I. Rubin & Co., Inc. S.D.: Anne M. Zug, Main Line Health

PITTSBURGH

Pres.: Pamela Dahlberg, Westinghouse S.D.: Michael Aldrich, Joseph Home Co.

Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO (San Juan)

Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND/CENTRAL MASS (Providence)

Pres.: Michael Mendes, Nortek, Inc. S.D.: Mark Altien, Providence Journal Co.

South Carolina

PALMETTO (Columbia)

Pres.: Shealy McCoy, University of South Carolina S.D.: Estes Howell, L.S.B. Bancshares,Inc.

WESTERN CAROLINA

Pres.: James Culberson, City of Graenville S.D.: Gail Corbin, The Liberty Corp.

Tennessee

CUMBERLAND

Pres.: Grog Benefield, Shoney's, Inc. S.D.: Douglas Kasten, Northern Telecom, Inc.

MEMPHIS

Pres.: Keith Hefley, MS. Carriers, Inc. S.D.: Millie Workman, Belz Enterprises

Texas

CENTRAL TEXAS (Austin)

Pres./S.D.: Dennis Doherty, Travis County

DALLAS-FORT WORTH

Pres.: Steve Catdido, Trammell Crow Co. S.D.: Michael Whelan, Enserch Corp.

HOUSTON

Pres.: Pat Doerfler, The Dow Chemical Co. S.D.: Marcia Alexander, Sisters of Chanty

SOUTH TEXAS (San Antonio)

Pres.: Linda Wishard, H.E. Butt Grocery Co. S.D.: Gerald Mourn, U.S.A.A.

Utah

UTAH (Salt Lake City)

Pres.: Lowell Curtis, Intermountain Power Service Corp. S.D.: Haflan Hammond, Intermountain Health Care

Virginia

SHENANDOAH VALLEY

Pres.: James Durchak, Dominion Bankshares S.D.: Fred Weaver, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

VIRGINIA (Williamsburg)

Pres.: Wingate Lucas, Central Fidelity Bank S.D.: William Murphy, Reynolds Metals Co.

Washington

WASHINGTON (Seattle)

Pres.: Mark Taylor, Weyerhaeuser Co. S.D.: Janice Chamberlain, Weyerhae user Co.

Wisconsin

ROCK RIVER VALLEY (Madison/Rockford, IL)

Pres./S.D.: John Vick, Nelson Industries, Inc.

WISCONSIN (Milwaukee)

Pres.: John Rath, Milwaukee County S.D.: Norm Wein, Consolidated Papers, Inc.
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