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RIMS Risk Management Hall of Fame inductees honored

RIMS Risk Management Hall of Fame inductees honored

PHILADELPHIA—The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc., in partnership with Chartis Inc., last week announced the 2012 induc-tees to the Risk Management Hall of Fame.

The RMHF, which was created last year, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the history and tradition of risk management. Criteria for the award include significant contributions and achievements in the field, innovation and trend-setting, demonstrated leadership, character and service, and the highest caliber of ethical and professional conduct.

This year's inductees were announced last week at the RIMS conference. They are:

Mr. Darby worked for nearly 30 years at Bombardier Inc., retiring in 1998 as director of risk management and insurance. He served as president of RIMS and the Quebec Risk & Insurance Management Assn., was named to the Business Insurance Risk Management Honor Roll® in 1992 and won the RIMS Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award in 1997.


During a career in risk management spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Haight held several positions, including director of risk management for CF Industries Inc., from which he retired in 1998. In addition, he held various chapter officer positions in the Minnesota and Northeastern Illinois chapters of RIMS.

Ms. Lichota had a long career in risk management, including working as assistant treasurer of Carborundum Corp. in the 1970s and fighting against New York regulations that would have limited risk financing options. She later became vp-government affairs with INA, during which time she supported development of the captive law in Vermont. She was the first woman to be named Risk Manager of the Year® by Business Insurance, received the RIMS Richard W. Bland Memorial Award and the RIMS Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award. She died in 1994.

Mr. Strine retired from Aetna Life & Casualty Co. in 1992 after 26 years, including 12 as the director of corporate risk management. He also served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council and contributed to industry education efforts, including working with the Insurance Institute of America—now The Institutes—teaching at the University of Connecticut, and developing the University of Hartford Graduate School curriculum for their risk management course. He retired in 2005.