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Massachusetts RIMS Tries to Keep Up with Pollution Issues

Magazine article Risk Management

Massachusetts RIMS Tries to Keep Up with Pollution Issues

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Massachusetts RIMS Tries to Keep Up with Pollution Issues

"Environmental issues are almost impossible for a risk manager to keep up with on an infrequent basis," says Lynne Miller, president of Environmental Strategies Corporation. "So much is happening that attending seminars like this is the only way a risk manager can effectively deal with environmental issues." It was this attitude which set the tone for the seminar "Pollution Liability Update," one of six sessions featured at the Twentieth Annual MassRIMS "Continuing Education" Spring Conference held March 16th at Bentley College in Waltham, MA.

"Pollution Liability Update" featured presentations from Miller as well as from C. Dickey Dyer, senior vice president of Rollins Burdick Hunter of Massachusetts, Inc. Miller's presentation, which was perhaps the highlight of the conference, stressed her belief that, "risk managers must always be aware of the constant changes in environmental regulations and how they impact directly and indirectly on their organization." The success of Miller's address can best be explained by conference attendee Mary Botkin, vice president of Jardine Emett & Chandler New England, Inc. who has sat in on a number of Miller's seminars around the country. According to Ms. botkin, "Lynne consistently has the most comprehensive and up-to-date global perspective on pollution liability. She is in constant contact with underwriters and legislators and it shows in her presentations. …

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