Student Shadow Day - March 18, 2016

The Carolinas RIMS Chapter is pleased to once again host Shadow Day on March 18, 2016 for rising Risk Management professionals from our partner universities (Appalachian University and UNC Charlotte). This is an opportunity for the Carolinas RIMS Deputy and Associate members to spend time mentoring students who have expressed an interest in the Risk Management arena including Broker, Claims, Risk Manager and Underwriting roles.  

The students will designate their first and second choice fields and the goal will be to match up the student with a Deputy or Associate member whose company can showcase “a day in the life of” their selected profession. The day will end with a dinner for all participants where the students will give a brief overview of their experience.  

Please complete the sign up form where you can designate your selection of one or two students along with the option of selecting a  preferred university. We will do our best to match up all requests. Please submit this form by February 24.

On behalf of the Carolinas RIMS Board, we thank you for your consideration of this educational event which the students rely on for practical experience as they evaluate their future career choices.

March 18 Shadow Day Agenda:
8:00am – 9:00am: Meet/Depart with your student

Compass Group Offices, 2300 Yorkmont Road, Building 1, Charlotte, NC 28217

4:00pm – 6:30pm: Dinner/Student presentations
Byron’s at South End, 101 West Worthington Avenue, Suite 180, Charlotte, NC 28202

RIMS Vendor Appreciation Luncheon - Wednesday, February 17

For those who have received an invitation, please joins us on Wednesday, February 17 at Byron’s South End, 101 West Worthington Avenue, #180, Charlotte, NC28202, for our RIMS Vendor Appreciation Lunch. Registration begins at 11:30am and lunch is served at 12:00pm. 

Reginald Butler is the founder and CEO of Performance Paradigm, an executive education, human capital consultancy. He is a highly recognized motivational speaker and corporate consultant/educator with over 28 years’ experience in delivering transformative learning solutions within the private and corporate sectors. He serves a wide portfolio of diverse clients and industries both domestically and abroad. He is recognized and sought after for his unique delivery of high-energy motivational messages for personal, professional, team and organizational improvement. His work has been called inspiring and life changing, as he leverages his unique experience in cultural dexterity, team dynamics, leadership development and curriculum design to improve human capital performance. He is well versed in experiential learning methodology and leverages behavioral modification techniques to deliver his unique and transformative sessions. He is inspirational, motivational and consistently leaves his audiences with incredible insights for personal growth and enhanced organizational effectiveness.

Reginald works in collaboration with executive leadership teams to develop and execute strategies to change organizational culture, build leadership bench strength and increase human capital effectivenessHe helps individuals and organizations develop leadership competencies that focus on improving performance, managing change and enhancing workforce engagement. His areas of expertise include high performing team development, organizational change management, diversity and inclusion, executive leadership development, conflict resolution, trainer development, workforce retention strategies, and executive coaching.

January Luncheon - Rick Roberts, President of RIMS

Please join us for lunch on Thursday, January 21 as we kick off 2016! We will be joined by Rick Roberts, the 61st President of RIMS. Rick will be leaving his post later this month.

Rick has been in risk management since 1993. He is currently Director of Risk Management and Employee Benefits for Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) in Simsbury, Connecticut.  EBI is a diversified manufacturer of aerospace & defense (space) products, specialty chemicals, pet food taste additives and also has real estate holdings throughout the country.

Rick has been a RIMS Board member for the past six years.  He just completed a two-year term as president of the Aircraft Builders Council in London, England and remains a member of that Board. 


Location: Compass Group, USA - 2400 Yorkmont Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
Time: 11:30am Registration / 12:00pm Lunch
Cost: $30 Members / $35 Non-Members

November Luncheon - Obesity and Diabetes: Two Co-morbidities in Rising Orthopedic Costs

Join us on Tuesday, November 17 at Piedmont Natural Gas (4720 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina) at 11:30am as we discuss Obesity and Diabetes: Two co-morbidities in Rising Orthopedic Costs. This topic will showcase the basics of obesity and diabetes and how they separately and cohesively increase the costs of orthopedic diagnoses. Risk factors, medications, therapies will be discussed in order to understand all the costs associated with the rehabilitation plan. Two case scenarios will be presented on a surgical patient. One will focus on a 'normal' rehab scenario and one will focus on a rehab plan that includes diabetes and obesity conditions.

Presenting this topic will be Janet Gordon, Case Management Supervisor at Corvel. Janet has 28 years of nursing experience including 8 years of telephonic case management in the Manged Care coordinating care for catastrophic, transplant, maternity, and rehab patients. She has spent 11 years in workers compensation. Janet was responsible for coordinating care for patients in NC, SC, GA, and Florida. She has 6 years' experience in the home healthcare industry as an IV infusion nurse. She has extensive knowledge in medical cost containment and negotiation. She has been with Corvel for over 10 years and a Case Management Supervisor since 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1981. She became a Certified Case Manager in 2001.

October Luncheon - North Carolina Captives

Please join us for lunch at 11:30am on Friday, October 16 at Bryon's South End as we welcome Debbie Walker and Martin Eveleigh in a discussion about North Carolina Captives. 

Our two speakers will be discussing:

  • The current state of the captive market, including emerging growth areas, types of risks covered, opportunities, and recent court decisions.
  • Current state of the NC captive program
  • Advantages of NC with specific reference to the legislation and how it is applied by NCDOI.

Martin Eveleigh is the Chairman of Atlas Insurance Management, which he formed in 2002. He has an M.A. from Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence and is a Barrister-At-Law. He is also a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Mr. Eveleigh began his career as a broker in the Lloyd’s of London market in 1983. As Executive Director of the International Reinsurance Division of Willis, he negotiated and placed the largest marine excess of loss programs in the world. While with KPMG in the British Virgin Islands, he became a founding member of the British Virgin Islands Insurance Association. Mr. Eveleigh specializes in designing alternative risk transfer programs – particularly risk pools – and captive structures. He has chaired the legislative committee of the Bahamas International Insurance Association and has drafted legislation and regulatory guidance for Anguilla and Nevis. He currently serves as the Chairman of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association and sits on the Alternative Risk Transfer committee of the Self-Insurance Institute of America. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Debbie Walker is the Director of Captive Insurance at the NC Department of Insurance. She is a certified public accountant, has worked in financial regulation in North Carolina’s insurance department for more than 20 years and was named chief financial analyst in 2006. Before joining the Department of Insurance she held various accounting positions in the insurance industry. As head of North Carolina’s Captive Insurance Section, Ms. Walker will be responsible for analyzing captive license applications and overseeing the ongoing regulation of captives licensed in North Carolina.