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RIMS announces 2012 inductees to Risk Management Hall of Fame

Posted On: Apr. 16, 2012 12:00 AM CST

RIMS announces 2012 inductees to Risk Management Hall of Fame

The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc., in partnership with Chartis Inc., on Monday announced the 2012 inductees to the Risk Management Hall of Fame.

The RMHF, which was created last year, aims to recognize 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 Monday at the awards luncheon. 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 has 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 the New York State Insurance Department 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 and 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 of service, 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.