February 2017 - President's Message

        Upcoming Events






​         Monthly Luncheons


                February 2017 Luncheon

         Wednesday, February 22, 2017

            The Clubs at Prestonwood
                 15909 Preston Road
                    Dallas, TX 75248​​



TxCIA Announces 4th Annual Conference

The Texas Captive Insurance Association (TxCIA) has announced the dates for its 4th Annual Conference. The meeting will be held February 15-16, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Watch texascapitve.org for further news and registration information.

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Advance the Risk Management profession among its members, students and business community through educational programs, professional development resources and networking opportunities. Management Society RIMS

Your DFW RIMS Board of Directors is dedicated to the following goals for 2017, and beyond:

Provide a membership Experience that encourages participation in local Chapter service and events, as well as regional and global RM&I events

Strengthen Relationshipswith Associate Members and their organizations, as well as among our University Partners and their leadership, for the betterment of industries served

Develop a mutually beneficial strategic alliance among Texas RIMS Chapters

Initiate and sustain communication with the Texas Department of Insurance, elected officials (state and federal), as well as other agencies that regulate, tax and affect the Risk Management & Insurance industry

Develop additional gifting opportunities for the “sole purpose” of funding education efforts.

Committees do the hard work of engaging in activities that support the aforementioned goals.  Your DFW RIMS Committees and Chairpersons are as follows:


Some of the Committees require a monthly commitment of time, while others, come together on an as needed basis.  If you desire to serve on a Chapter Committee, then, reach out to me via email at cgillenw@cityofmesquite.com, and I will forward your email to a Chairperson.

The DFW RIMS Chapter is among the largest chapters of the Risk and Insurance Management Society.  However, your Board of Directors want to be known as providing the best membership value worthy of your time, talent, and financial support.   Every DFW RIMS Director is committed to making your DFW RIMS membership a good investment for all stakeholders. 

In Service,

Buddy Gillenwater

2017 DFW RIMS President