Q&A: Meet the President
Coffin, Bill, Risk Management
This month, Janice Ochenkowski will become the 54th President of RIMS. A long-time member and devoted volunteer to RIMS, she has held numerous positions on the RIMS Board over the last few years, most recently as its Vice President. She has also participated in many committees and task forces at the Society and Chapter level.
Ochenkowski is a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, an industry-leading real estate and financial services firm of over 20,000 employees, headquartered in Chicago. She is responsible for global risk management, heading a l O-person risk management department. Ochenkowski has been responsible for risk management at Jones Lang LaSalle and its predecessors since 1980.
Ochenkowski participates in the Illinois State University's Katie Insurance School Risk Manager's Panel and Lloyd's Market Program; and is a member of the Lexington Insurance Company's Real Estate Advisory Panel. She has spoken at Economist Conferences in New York and Bermuda and at real estate industry association meetings on the subject of risk management. She was also profiled in the 2006 edition of Business Insurance's "Women to Watch."
RM caught up with Ochenkowski this summer as she was traveling to speak with a group of students from the Lloyd's Market Program about the realities and opportunities of the U.S. marketplace and she spared a few moments to answer some questions.
RM: It is a unique time to be a risk manager, with natural disasters, terrorism, corporate governance, insurance industry upheaval and other factors all in recent memory. What does it mean to head the leading risk management trade association at this particular time?
Ochenkowski: Recounting all of those events that are going on reminds me of that old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." These times are certainly very interesting, very challenging and it makes it a very exciting time to be a risk manager and certainly a dynamic time to …
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Publication information: Article title: Q&A: Meet the President. Contributors: Coffin, Bill - Author. Magazine title: Risk Management. Volume: 54. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 54+. © 1999 Risk Management Society Publishing, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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