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RIMS grants charters to two Florida chapters.

by Tom Johnson

The Palm Beach and the Southwest Florida chapters have been granted charters by the Executive Council of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc., bringing the total number of chapters to 88.

"We started with 12 member companies transferring from other chapters," said Palm Beach Chapter President/Society Director Howard Taylor of South Florida Water Management District. "Our goal this year is to double that with new members that aren't currently RIMS chapter members."

Other Palm Beach Chapter officers are Ellen Marshall, Cross Country Healthcare Personnel, vice president; John Beyer, Florida Power and Light Group, treasurer; and Marty Strumer, Florida Power and Light Group, secretary.

Effective Networking

"A primary objective this year is to help our members network effectively with each other," said Dennis Slabaugh, risk manager of Community Health Care Inc. and president of the Southwest Florida Chapter. "One of the biggest challenges inherent in that objective is to accommodate the broad range of companies that make up our membership. We have one member company with less than 10 people, and the risk manager performs other duties as well."

Other Southwest Florida Chapter officers are Hank Nevins, Harper Bros. Inc., vice president/society director; Shirley Westerman, Basic American Medical Inc., treasurer; and Leslie Price, Health Management Association Inc., secretary.

Founding companies of the Palm Beach Chapter, which transferred from the South Florida Chapter, include City of Boynton Beach, Cross Country Healthcare Personnel Inc., FLO-Sun Inc., FPL Group, Holy Cross Hospital Inc., Levitz Furniture Corp., Professional Golfers' Association of America, Rinker Materials Corp., School Board of Palm Beach County, South Florida Water Management District, Town of Palm Beach and United States Sugar Corp. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach transferred from non-chapter affiliated status.

Founding companies of the Southwest Florida Chapter, which are also new to the society, are Basic American Medical Inc., Collier County Government, Collier Enterprises, Health Management Association Inc., Lee County Electric Cooperative Inc., Lee Memorial Hospital, NTG Argiulo Inc., R&R Robinson Inc., Royal Poinciana Golf Club Inc. and Yoder. Harper Bros. Inc. transferred from the Florida Central Chapter, and Community Health Care Inc. and The Mariner Group transferred from the South Florida Chapter.
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Title Annotation:Risk and Insurance Management Society
Author:Johnson, Tom
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Date:Apr 1, 1991
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