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DRI International's Participation in the RIMS-PERK

Written by  AL BERMAN, CBCP December 29, 2009

The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. Founded in 1950, RIMS represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, non-profit, charitable and governmental entities. The society serves more than 10,000 risk management professionals around the world. The membership of RIMS is made up of corporate members who are affiliated with local chapters and divided into regions. The chapters meet on a regular basis and the regions usually hold annual conferences. Douglas Barlow, a pioneer in the risk management profession, who actually coined the term “risk management” in the 1950’s famously once said, “All management is risk management.” Barlow was obviously ahead of his time and his perceptive view of the management of risk has now evolved into today’s “enterprise risk management” model of the management of risk. It is this concept of enterprise risk management that brings us to the point

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