RIMS Honors Accordino, Lassaw, Berman, Collins, Chan and Marren

A group of risk management and insurance professionals have been honored with industry awards from the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

RIMS’ most prestigious honor, the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, was presented to Margaret S. Accordino, vice president-director of risk management for National Financial Partners in New York City. Named in honor of RIMS’ first president, the award pays tribute to an individual who has furthered the goals of the Society and the risk management discipline through outstanding service and achievement.

Donald Lassaw, president/CEO at L.T.D. America Total Care, received the Richard W. Bland Memorial Award, which was created by RIMS Kansas City Chapter in 1974 to recognize a member’s dedicated commitment in the area of legislation or regulation.

Cheryl Berman was honored with the Ron Judd “Heart of RIMS” Award. Berman is a regional risk manager for ProBuild Holdings Inc. and member of the Orange County Chapter. The award pays tribute to the legacy of Ron Judd, who served as RIMS executive director for 22 years. Individuals are nominated by chapters for outstanding performance in furthering risk management at the chapter level.

The Arthur Quern Quality Award was presented to Larry Collins, vice president e-solutions for Zurich Services Corp. This honor showcases innovation within the risk management industry that has contributed to increased quality in products, services and enterprise risk management within an organization.

Susanna Chan, risk manager for the Clorox Co., received the Cristy Award, which acknowledges the individual who earned the highest marks on the three exams required to earn the Associate of Risk Management designation.

RIMS and Business Insurance magazine presented the 2012 Risk Manager of the Year Award to John J. Marren, director, global risk and insurance management at CSL Ltd.

The awards were presented during RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia.