Kevin Bates is named RIMS secretary and David Arick and Kristen Peed become vice president and treasurer respectively

RIMS has announced that Jennifer Santiago will lead the society as president for the 2023 term, effective 1 January. Santiago is the director, Risk Management & Safety at Wakefern Food Corp. 

Previously, Santiago was the assistant vice president and chief risk officer (CRO) at The Pennsylvania State University. Her experience includes leading enterprise risk management, operational risk, ethics & compliance risk and insurance initiatives at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Arthur J Gallagher Risk Management Services and NYU Medical Center.

“The road to organisational resilience starts with leadership of the risk management professional,” said Santiago. “Around the world, risk professionals have taken the initiative, stepping up to lead strategies that empower smart decision-making and innovation.

“However, current risks show no sign of stabilising and this highly uncertain environment will require risk leaders to lean on each other, to share experiences and embrace diverse thoughts and perspectives to successfully address them.

”RIMS is an invaluable platform for risk management collaboration, and I am honored to help ensure that it continues to deliver opportunities that unite, inspire and build a safer, more resilient world.”

Other officers on the RIMS 2023 Board of Directors include:

Vice President: David Arick, ARM; assistant treasurer, Global Risk Management, International Paper Company.

Treasurer: Kristen Peed, RIMS-CRMP, AIC, ARM-E, CPCU, CRM, RPLU; director of Corporate Risk Management, CBIZ, Inc.

Secretary: Kevin Bates; group head of Risk & Insurance, Lendlease.