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RIMS names John Phelps as 2013 president

RIMS names John Phelps as 2013 president

The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. has named John Phelps, director of business risk solutions for Jacksonville, Fla.-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., as the society's 2013 president.

Mr. Phelps' term took effect Tuesday.

Mr. Phelps has been a RIMS member for nearly 33 years and has served on the board of the New York-based society for nine years. He previously served as vice president and board liaison to the society's external affairs committee and the RIMS Canada Council.

The new RIMS president is a member of the Northeast Florida Chapter of RIMS and was chapter president in 1997.

Other RIMS officers for 2013 include Daniel H. Kugler, assistant treasurer, risk management at Snap-on Inc., vice president; Nowell R. Seaman, manager, risk management and insurance services at the University of Saskatchewan, treasurer; and Carolyn M. Snow, director, risk management at Humana Inc., corporate secretary.

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