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Chicago's Risk Management Community

Advancing our industry through education, community and strategic partnership.

We are the Chicago Chapter of RIMS and your resource for risk and insurance thought leadership.

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world.

Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who operate in more than 120 countries.

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Upcoming Events Outside the Chapter

Atlanta 2023 RiskWorld
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April 30 - May 3, 2023

A World of Resilience

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Event Highlights

Environmental, Social, Governance Virtual Discussion
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 

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Vanquishing ESG Bewilderment with Practical Solutions
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Katie Rabs
Vice President

2023 Chicago RIMS

Katie is a Risk Manager at LaSalle Investment Management. An independent subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, one of the world’s largest real estate companies, LaSalle has a presence in every region of the world in which they invest. Gathering and maintaining global renewal data to facilitate insurance program renewals is the key function that Katie provides, while also assisting the US Asset Management group in contract reviews and other matters related to asset acquisitions and disposals.  Katie also spear heads the organization and management of LaSalle's ERM efforts and has undertaken RMIS implementation.  

Prior to working at LaSalle Investment Management, Katie was the Risk Management Analyst at Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unit and take action to create lasting change. She worked with Rotarians, who are insured members, on coverages and policy placement for their captive and day to day operations. Additionally, she worked on the placement of a variety of additional insurance policies for the Secretariat and managed some of those claims. Katie has also served as a Claims Representative for Sedgwick CMS handling liability claims for 2 national accounts. 

Theresa Severson was already a 30-year veteran of the risk profession when her prior company was acquired by Kite Realty Group (KRG), one of the largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers and mixed-use properties. Much depended on her leadership to ensure a smooth transition. Undaunted, she rose to the challenge and her deep risk management expertise led to personal and enterprise-wide success, earning her the title of 2023 Risk Manager of the Year.

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