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RIMS honors risk management professionals for career achievements


Several risk management professionals were honored for their career achievements during the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.'s annual meeting in Denver.

Mark DeLillo, director of risk management for homebuilding and land development company Taylor Morrison Inc., received RIMS' highest honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, which honors professionals who have furthered the goals of RIMS and risk management throughout their careers.

During a speech, Mr. DeLillo thanked his family, executives of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Taylor Morrison and his risk management peers for helping him to be successful during his career of more than 30 years — including a mentor who encouraged him to get involved in RIMS.

Mr. DeLillo appealed to young risk management pro-fessionals to also get involved in RIMS and to help guide the next generation of risk managers.

“You have the opportunity to participate in a society that encourages professional development, that instantly creates a support network of fellow practitioners. And if you're lucky like me, you can make some great friends, too,” Mr. DeLillo said.

Hal D. Larson, vice president and risk manager of Muscatine, Iowa-based agriculture company Kent Corp., received the Ron Judd Heart of RIMS Award, which honors risk management excellence among RIMS chapters. Mr. Larson is active in the Greater Quad Cities chapter in Iowa.


Scott B. Clark, risk and benefits officer of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, received the Richard W. Bland Memorial Award, which honors a RIMS member's commitment to legislation or regulation that benefits the risk management arena.

Melissa Swanson, risk management analyst for California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, received the Cristy Award, which recognizes individuals who earned the highest marks on three exams required to earn an associate of risk management designation.

Lucille “Lucky” Gallagher and Charles “Chuck” Magazine also were inducted into the RIMS Risk Management Hall of Fame.

Ms. Gallagher, a retired risk management consultant, spent 35 years in risk manage-ment and served as RIMS president from 1994 to 1995. She was named Business Insurance's Risk Manager of the Year® in 1994.

Mr. Magazine spent more than 40 years in risk management and insurance, working most recently as the risk manager for the city of Boynton Beach, Fla., before his death last year. He was an active member of RIMS and received the RIMS Richard W. Bland Award in 2008.