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**NEW** Chapter Meetings 2020

March 10, 2020

May 12, 2020

September 22, 2020

November 10, 2020

Chapter Golf Event

June 16, 2020


RIMS 2019 Conference

May 3 - May 6, 2020
Denver, Colorado

Welcome to the RIMS Upstate New York Chapter!
The RIMS Upstate New York Chapter strives to provide value for our members through local educational presentations and face-to-face networking opportunities. Please continue to check our website for upcoming meeting and event information! 

memberspotlight.jpg rodney_pic.jpg Name: Rodney Schunk, CPCU

Title, Company: Vice President of Risk Management, Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Years of Experience: 26

How did you get into Risk Management?  Undergraduate degree is Occupational Health and Safety Management, then internship in Industrial Hygiene and Safety Department at West Valley Nuclear Services – after that,  1995 started at Delaware North in Risk Control and expanded over the years into claim management and insurance administration. This led to Risk Manager, Director and then current position of Vice President.

What is the most important skill for a Risk Professional?  Communication!  Communication is the key to building relationships.  You cannot be successful without solid relationships within your own organization as well with your insurance program trading partners.

What’s the biggest risk you have taken?  Changing employers after 24 years….. but I’m a risk manager, so I think I got this. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?  Don’t put anything in an email that you would not want on a highway bulletin board. 

Click here to see the rest of Rodney's interview! 

Know a Risk Manager? Or a Risking Risk Professional? We would love to feature them on our Member Spotlight! Reach out to the Chapter Secretary for more information. 


With the help of these respectable companies, we are able to reduce chapter meeting costs and increase the benefits we provide to our members. 
Thank you for supporting our local chapter! 


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  • Director of Engagement

    Please help me welcome our newest Board Member, Tiffany Passmore! 

    Tiffany will be joining the Upstate New York Chapter as the Director of Engagement! :) She will be helping us get better connected to all of our members and friends while ensuring that we receive the latest and greatest Risk Management news! Feel free to reach out to her with any ideas!

    Welcome to the team, Tiffany!


RIMS membership connects you with our global community of more than 10,000 risk professionals. Members receive complete access to all of our valuable content and unlimited networking opportunities. Membership is open to all professionals with risk responsibilities. Joining your local chapter will also provide you with on-site educational sessions as well as face-to-face networking with local Risk Professionals. 

To learn more about membership in RIMS, please visit our Membership Page. 

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Make an impact in our chapter by volunteering to serve as an officer/board member or as a volunteer on one of our committees. By volunteering you will be supporting 100+ active members in our chapter. You can make an difference by reaching out to new members, organizing fundraising events, writing newsletter articles and offering your knowledge in ways to strengthen our chapter.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please visit our Chapter Volunteer Page.

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