Chicago Chapter


Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Catalyst Ranch

    Choices and Decisions:
    How to Win in a Changing World
    with Martin Vilsoe

    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    This meeting is being managed by RIMS National

    Get your professional photo taken at this meeting at no cost to you! 
    You only pay for the prints when you order them.

    Many have discussed the need for Enterprise Risk Management to inform strategy, but few have done it. At this session, we will discuss the "how" and what challenges this presents for risk managers.

    Martin Vilsøe has more than 13 years’ experience as a management consultant specializing in uncertainty: risk & opportunity management as well as strategy. He was the key note speaker at the RIMS ERM 2016 conference in Atlanta. Martin work with clients to help them navigate in a changing world by building tailored Strategic Risk Management programs and decision support.

    In his work, he also focuses on helping risk managers/CRO’s to develop their personal capabilities and careers to ensure they are well equipped to deliver on future stakeholder expectations. Martin is a Director in Implement Consulting Group. Implement has 600+ consultants and delivers impact for clients around the world. Lived and worked in Asia for 4 years and in America for almost 2 years. He has delivered risk projects on all continents except Antarctica. Previously worked for KPMG and Marsh Risk Consulting and was editor and author for a management book on Crisis and Risk Management.

    We hope you'll join us on June 21st at Catalyst Ranch to meet and hear Martin Vilsoe.


    Martin Vilsoe, Director
    Implement Consulting Group
    To read Martin's LinkedIn page, click here.

    Catalyst Ranch
    656 W Randolph Street, Suite 3W
    Chicago, IL 60661

    This meeting is open to RIMS Members Only.  There is no charge to attend, but if you do not show up there is a No Show Fee of $25.00.

    This meeting is being managed by RIMS National along with registration for the event.  Please be sure to sign up at

    • 09 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • White Eagle Golf Club

    "Funding the Future"
    Chicago RIMS Annual Golf Outing

    Monday, July 9, 2018
    White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville

    The Chicago RIMS Chapter is pleased to invite you to its 2018 Golf Outing, which will be held once again at the beautiful White Eagle Country Club in Naperville on Monday, July 9th.

    All golf outing proceeds go towards the sponsorship of college scholarships and educational grants for students majoring in Insurance and Risk Management programs at Midwestern colleges. Your support to help recruit young leaders into the insurance industry is a win for all!   Sign up today!

    Support of Chicago RIMS may be deductible as a business expense.


    White Eagle Golf Club
    3400 Club Drive
    Naperville, Illinois 60564

    Event Schedule

    8:30 - 10:45 am            Event Registration
    9:00 - 10:45 am            Putting Contest
    10:00 - 10:45 am          Brunch
    10:45 am                      Call To Carts
    11:00 am                      Shot Gun Start
    5:30 pm                        Dinner (approximately)

    If you are playing golf, please register on this website no later than June 29, 2018. Space is limited and registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Sponsorship Opportunities
    We have numerous options available to support this golf outing by sponsorship.  Even if you're not playing golf (and if you are playing golf), you can sign up for an item to sponsor on this website.  And new this year - Sponsor a Risk Manager to play in your foursome!  To sign up for any of our sponsorship opportunities just click on the REGISTER button on this page.

    You may register for any of the following options:

    • Dinner Only @ $50 per person
    • Individual Golfer @ $250 per person (includes Dinner)
    • Foursome @ $850 per foursome (includes Dinner)

    Here's what's included in your golf fee:
    Whether you register as an individual golfer or are part of a foursome, the following amenities are included in your golf package:

    • Brunch
    • Beverage Cart
    • Green Fees and Golf Carts
    • Cocktail Tickets
    • Dinner
    • Practice Range
    • Locker Use
    • Split the Pot Raffle
    • Door Prize - Everyone is a winner if you stay for dinner!

    Preferred form of payment is by credit card on this website.  Payments are due upon registration and are non-refundable

    Whether you pay by credit card or by check, you MUST REGISTER on this website to golf or sponsor an event. You may skip the payment section by leaving the boxes blank.  The registration system will save your form awaiting payment.  You are not confirmed for the outing until we receive your check or other payment.  Do not delay; we will sell out.  Make checks payable to Chicago RIMS Chapter and mail to: Maggie Divarco, Chicago RIMS, 318 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois  60089.

    The following sponsorships include 2 comp dinner tickets and marketing email blasts:

    • Dinner
    • Brunch
    • Cocktails
    • Golf Carts
    • Halfway House

    This event has sold out every year, so please sign up early to confirm your slot.  Due to expected heavy demand, RIMS Members will take priority if space is short.  Sponsors – if you have golfers, you must register them also.


    Golfers, please contact:
    Carlos Sintes

    (847) 484-4459

    Sponsors, please contact:
    Steve Boss
    (312) 961-5045

    Website/registration questions please contact:
    Maggie Divarco
    (847) 543-4842

    Chicago RIMS Golf Outing Committee
    Julie Bean
    Steve Boss
    Chris Dineen
    Amy Hollis
    Charlene Kress
    Katie Parker
    Richard Rosicky
    Carlos Sintes
    Debbie Sommesi
    Jack Stone
    Jennifer Wright




    • 09 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • White Eagle Country Club
    • 134

    Chicago RIMS Annual Golf Outing
    Monday, July 9, 2018
    Sign up here to purchase a golf ball for the Drone Drop

    Sponsored By:

    I'm sure you are asking “What is a drone golf ball drop, and how can I play?”  This is an exciting new game we are adding to this year’s Chicago RIMS Golf Outing, sponsored by ExamWorks. 

    Here’s how it works.  The drone can hold up to 140 numbered golf balls.  To play, all you need to do is buy a golf ball (or as many as you want) for $20.00 each.  Your golf ball(s) will be assigned a number from 1 to 140.  Each golf ball will be printed with that number on it.  At approximately 5:30 p.m. or whenever dinner is about to be served, the drone will fly overhead to the 18th green which is visible directly outside the clubhouse veranda.  This is the cocktail reception area where everyone will be gathered just after the golf outing.  The drone will then fly in and drop all the balls above the 18th green and if any go in the hole (or if one is closest to the hole) the person who purchased that ball will win a fabulous prize!  

    Prizes will include:

    First Place - Trip to Las Vegas (3 days/2 night stay) - hotel only
    Second Place - Range Finder

    The drone is piloted by several police officers who use these types of drones for police search missions.   We will also receive a video that will be filmed by the drone of the actual “drop” of the golf balls.

    To sign up and purchase your golf ball(s) so you can play, register on this site.

    Our thanks go out to ExamWorks for bringing this fun and interactive sponsorship idea to our annual chapter golf outing!


    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

    November 12-13, 2018
    (Monday and Tuesday)

    The Chicago RIMS Chapter and the Mid-Illinois RIMS Chapter are proud to host the 4th Annual Chicagoland Risk Forum!

    The Forum is an outstanding educational and networking experience. Listen to dynamic Risk Professionals and stay on top of today’s hot topics!

    We will be on one floor this year at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile to ensure smooth and easy transitions between all the activities.

    The 2018 theme is Empowering Risk Management, which will be resonated throughout the two-day event. We will continue to align with the mission of the Chicago and Mid-Illlinois’ RIMS Chapters to lead the risk community by providing opportunities for fostering advancement of the profession through networking, education and advocacy. This year’s forum will take our prior conference offerings to a new level.

    Please join us for the annual Chicagoland Risk Forum.

    Visit the CRF website to learn more.

    2018 Registration Fees
    If you register before July 15, 2018 you can take advantage of our Early Bird registration fee of $350.00 per person.  After July 15th, the registration fee is $395.00 per person.   Please note, registration fees are the same as they were the last three years.  

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    Special Offer to all RIMS Professional Corporate Attendees/Risk Managers
    As in the past three, we have a very special offer for multiple attendees from the same company.  If you are a Risk Professional and sign up at least three people (including yourself) from your company for the conference, you can take advantage of $50 per person discount $345 per person) on the registration fee. To register for this special offer, email  Do not register on the site.  Manual registration will be necessary to give you the discount.

    2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum Location
    Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile (5th Floor Ballroom/Meeting Rooms)
    540 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60611
    Group Rate:  $287.00/night plus tax
    Click here to book your room.


    Sunday, November 11, 2018
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Exhibitors Set-Up (Chicago Ballroom on the 5th Floor)

    Monday, November 12, 2018 - Day One
    8:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Exhibitor set up continues (Chicago Ballroom)
    11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  - Exhibit Hall is Open (Chicago Ballroom)
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Chicago Ballroom)
    1:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Conference Break Out Tracks (Meeting Rooms Adjacent to Ballroom)
    5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Exhibitor Reception (Chicago Ballroom)

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Day Two
    8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Breakfast with Keynote Speaker (Chicago Ballroom)
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Exhibit Hall is Open (Chicago Ballroom)
    Note:  Exhibitors may not break down before 1:00 p.m.
    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - Conference Break Out Tracks (Meeting Rooms Adjacent to Ballroom)
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (Chicago Ballroom)
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Closing Keynote Speaker (Chicago Ballroom)
    1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - All Exhibitors must tear down during this time.
    2:30 p.m. - Conclusion of Conference

    We're looking forward to bringing you another incredible program this year!

    The 2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum Committee
    • Ross Amend, State Farm
    • Deborah Babcock, Katie School of Insurance & Financial Services
    • Amy Behm, Origami Risk
    • Robert Benvenuto, JLT Specialty USA
    • Steve Boss, Aon
    • Raymond Hernandez, Crate and Barrel
    • Toni Herwaldt, The Kraft Heinz Company
    • Karen Lemanski, HBSC
    • Mandy Manalli, Belfor Restoration
    • Jaci Mennenga, COUNTRY Financial
    • Ellen Michael, TUV SUV GRC
    • Jason Mezyk, GLP
    • Michael Skweres, Navigant
    • Chris Sullivan, SwissRe
    • Liz Walker, Groupon

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