Chapter Meeting - August 19, 2021

The Grand Lady

359 Ganson Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 873-4630

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10:30am – 11:00am                Boarding and Registration – DO NOT BE LATE!  Boat will depart without you!

11:00am – 12:00pm                Chapter Meeting Updates, Presentation – “Understanding Supply Chain Risk”

12:00pm – 2:00pm                  Cruise and Lunch                    

2:00pm – 3:00pm                    Networking at RiverWorks


“Understanding Supply Chain Risk”

The supply chain industry is crazier than we’ve even seen.  Early on in the pandemic people realized they needed items to enhance the work from home experience and they started ordering.  Many of these orders come from overseas and we have seen an influx of containers on larger vessels than ever in the past.  Ships started stacking up at the ports and many companies have a “just-in-time” model which in normal times works well but has been tested in this current environment.  During the past year we have seen numerous vessels with shipments overboard, fires, and general average.  Please join us as we take a look at the risks surrounding supply chains. 


Kerri Kwolek, ARM, Regional Risk & Insurance Manager, Expeditors

Kerri has been in the logistics industry for thirty-seven years and has worked as an Operations Agent, Customer Service Representative, Department Manager, District Sales and is currently a Regional Risk Manager.  She has her license in Property and Casualty in the state of Michigan and has her Associates in Risk Management from The Institutes. She belongs to Risk and Insurance Management Society and she frequently gives seminars on all things related to Supply Chain Risk. 



  • Active Chapter Members: Covered by the Chapter
  • Non-Members: $85


  • Cash
  • Credit via PayPal
  • Check payable to “RIMS Upstate NY Chapter”

– Bring on date of event

– Mail to:         First American Equipment Finance

                        ATTN: Anna Ziegler

                        255 Woodcliff Drive

                        Fairport, NY 14450


If you need to cancel your registration, please email the Chapter Secretary by 5:00pm on the Friday preceding the meeting. Late cancellations will be charged the non-member fee for lunch.

Please note: Your registration usually will include lunch or dinner. If you do not plan on staying for the meal, please contact the Chapter Secretary. Help save your chapter money!

If you have any further questions, please contact the Chapter Secretary, Vicki Froman at (716) 878-8894 or