RIMS Launches Online Networking Community

NEW YORK (April 9, 2009) – The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has launched a new online networking platform for RIMS members. RIMS Community, which includes an enhanced member directory, allows members to blog, create peer networks and interest groups, share white papers and other documents and much more.

“We are excited to add this networking feature to RIMS online tools. This risk management-focused social networking capability connects RIMS members on a broader scale,” says Mary Roth, ARM, RIMS executive director. “Members will find that RIMS Community provides an effective way to access information, solicit feedback and keep on top of the ever evolving world of risk.”

Highlights of new offerings from RIMS Community include:

  • Member Directory for professional networking, finding peers and blogging on industry topics;
  • eGroups for connecting and exchanging knowledge in 40+ topical discussion groups;
  • Resource Library for sharing, viewing, rating, and commenting on files such as white papers, industry reports, risk management document templates, articles, videos and podcasts; and,
  • Glossary, a wiki for searching and updating risk management terms.

Risk practitioners interested in accessing the online RIMS Community can join RIMS at www.RIMS.org/JoinToday. Membership is available to business executives with risk management responsibilities as well as industry service providers.

For more information about RIMS Community, visit www.RIMS.org/Community.

About the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, a professional discipline that protects physical, financial and human resources. Founded in 1950, RIMS represents more than 4,000 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and governmental entities. The Society serves more than 10,000 risk management professionals around the world. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org.