RIMS Announces 80th Chapter: RIMS Bluegrass Chapter (Louisville, KY)


 RIMS, the risk management society®, has announced the addition of its 80th chapter in Louisville, Kentucky. RIMS Board of Directors reviewed the formal application, submitted by local risk professionals, and voted unanimously to establish the RIMS Greater Bluegrass Chapter effective immediately.

RIMS Greater Bluegrass Chapter’s inaugural Board of Directors includes: President – Erica Kiefer (YUM!); Vice President of Administration – Dave Orberson (Churchill Downs); Vice President and Treasurer – Cindy Pherigo (Lexmark); Vice President of Communications – Britt Embry (Baptist Health); Vice President of Membership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion –Mark Miller (Kentucky League of Cities); Board Seat – Evan Garmon (Gallagher); and Board Seat – Jeremy Stephens (AEGIS Insurance Services).

“The risk management profession is enjoying a boom, with organizations recognizing its value and dedicating resources to ensure their organizations are prepared for the next big risk,” said RIMS President Patrick Sterling. “RIMS chapters continue to be excellent sources for best, local practices and even better for building networks to help us meet increasing expectations. I am so proud to announce that my hometown now has a RIMS chapter and am confident that this group of legendary risk executives will lead it to great success.”

RIMS Greater Bluegrass will hold a strategic planning meeting on June 9, 2022 to develop goals, programming and a schedule for the remainder of the year and 2023. Risk professionals can visit the local chapter’s website at

With the addition of RIMS Greater Bluegrass Chapter, the Society now has 80 official chapters. Sixty-five of those chapters are located in the United States, 10 in Canada and one each in India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Australasia. In addition to its chapters, RIMS provides support and resources for risk professionals around the world. For a complete listing of RIMS chapters, visit

About RIMS

RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global professional association committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit

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