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MEMBER DRIVEN EIM’s 2008 RISK MANAGERS INFORMATION MEETING

Tuesday’s Business Session

TUESDAY’S GUEST SPEAKERS

From left, Chris Armstrong, AEGIS, Ginny Penzell, El Paso Corp, and Mark Winkler, Knight.

John Adams

Ross Shafer

The Tuesday morning business session featured two guest speakers—John Adams, “Risk Management: Making God Laugh,” and Ross Shafer, “Nobody Moved Your Cheese.” The morning ended with the Members Only Session.

Early on, John Adams asked, “How do you make God laugh?” He answered, “Tell him your plans.”

John, professor emeritus of geography at the University College London, was a member of the original board of directors of Friends of the Earth in the early 1970s and has been a participant in debates about transport planning and environmental risks ever since.

In 2006, John was elected an honorary member of the Institute of Risk Management, and his essay “Risk Management: It’s Not Rocket Science; It’s More Complicated,” was awarded the inaugural Roger Miller Essay prize by the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers.

Michelle Ashton, Questar.

From left, Mark Fagan, Great River Energy, and David Nalepka, Integrys.

Ross Shafer declared that the “leading expert on you is you!”

A six-time Emmy Award winning comedian and writer, Ross has hosted several network talk and game shows, including “The Late Show” on Fox, “Days End” on ABC, “The Match Game” on ABC, and “Almost Live” for Comedy Central. He has written and produced funny human resource training films on customer service, sales, and motivation. His newest books are “The Customer Shouts Back!” and “Customer Empathy.”

From left, Tom McDonnell, FirstEnergy; Sam Garvin, EIM; and Daniel Lambert, Nicor.

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