Chapter Officers

Mary Kossel Ben Reiter Patricia Poidomani Julie Swicegood
President Treasurer Education Secretary
Compass Group HSM Solutions Retail Business Services Hendrick Automotive
704-328-7296 828-328-2213 x2151 704-310-4617 704-566-3248

Melinda Daniel

Christi Busch

Martha Basco

Marie Baird
Membership Programs RIMS Delegate Director
Carolinas HealthCare System Hearst Trinet Snyder’s-Lance
704-631-0145 704-328-7296 980-223-5096 704-556-5605

About Us

The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a proactive voice on behalf of risk managers, dedicated to supporting their function and enhancing their profile as vital elements in organizational success. The Carolinas Chapter of RIMS is based in Charlotte, NC and serves the risk management community in the greater Charlotte metro area. Currently, the Carolinas Chapter has around 140 deputy members and 10 associate members.

What We Do

The Carolinas Chapter endeavors to meet needs of its members by hosting seven monthly meetings each year, sponsoring a Shadow Day for risk & insurance students at Appalachian State University and UNC-Charlotte, hosting and participating in the RIMS Southeastern Regional Educational Conference each fall, co-hosting special events with other professional organizations and sponsoring an annual fundraising event for the Spencer Educational Foundation.


Join Us

If you are interested in finding out more about our chapter, please join us for one of our monthly luncheon meetings that are held the third Thursday of the month from September through May. This will give you the opportunity to meet our members and find out more about the companies they represent. To attend a meeting or to find out about membership opportunities, please contact us.


Risk and Insurance Management Society Carolinas Chapter (Form W-9)
PO Box 33715, Charlotte, NC 28233