Robert Cartwright Jr. is the division manager of environmental, health, safety and sustainability for Bridgestone Retail Operations-Northeast Division. He oversees over 470 locations in 16 states, directing all safety and compliance programs. In addition to his work career, Mr. Cartwright has been actively involved with RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) at both Society and Chapter levels for 20 years, serving in various roles as director and officer for Delaware Valley RIMS Chapter, then moving onto the global board of directors for RIMS in 2008. He subsequently served on several committees overseeing conference planning, RIMS operations in Canada, membership/chapter services and governmental/external affairs. Mr. Cartwright advanced thru multiple board officer positions, and in 2018, was elected to lead the global board of directors as president/chairman of the board. He also was chair of the RIMS Political Action Committee for 3 years and led them to their largest number of contributors in their 8 year history. After serving as president, as ex-officio in 2019, he was asked to lead a newly appointed council for RIMS that focused on diversity, inclusion and equity. He led that group for 2 years to complete his term and continues to support RIMS in other efforts related to that cause. Mr. Cartwright has served on 3 other Boards to further expand his experience with organizing and creating structure within their processes. With over 50 presentations, articles and media contributions to his credit on topics such as workplace violence, return to work programs, ERM (enterprise risk management), safety programs and DE&I, Robert has also spoken on risk management practices at numerous Universities, the National WC Seminar in Chicago, the CWC & Risk Conference in California and other various conferences within the United States. Mr. Cartwright is also an established international speaker on topics related to DE&I, mentorship and risk management practices, sharing his knowledge in Japan, Mexico, China, India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He continues to be interviewed and quoted in local/national and international publications.