During the RIMS LIVE 2021 Virtual Conference finale, RIMS CEO Mary Roth and RIMS President Ellen Dunkin announced the University of Hartford student team as the winner of the 2021 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge.
Competing against 18 other universities from around the world, the students from the University of Hartford successfully delivered their risk management strategies to leaders in the profession during the virtual event.
The competing teams were challenged to develop solutions to address a civic risk management case-study developed by RIMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
“Social issues continue to climb organizations’ and municipalities’ list of top strategic risks,” Roth said in a RIMS press release. “With professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm, this year’s university teams shared a range of unique perspectives and solutions that addressed these real-world, socio-economic challenges.”
Members of the University of Hartford team included:
- Aliyah Abdullah
- Semra Boluk
- Nicholas Bosio
- Yoanny Brito
- Academic Advisor: Ken Goldstein
Second-place in this year’s challenge was The University of Wisconsin, and the third-place team was Appalachian State University. The first-place university received $4,000. The second received $3,000 and the third received $2,000.
RIMS, the risk management society, is a global not-for-profit committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. It brings networking, professional development, certification and education opportunities to its membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in more than 60 countries.
The Spencer Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funding the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance leaders through scholarships, grants, internship opportunities, on and off campus experiential learning and support of risk management and insurance curricula.
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