Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

September 23-24, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday)
Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile
540 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


Chicagoland Risk Forum Sponsors

Letter from the 2018 CRF Conference Co-Chairs:
Raymond Hernandez (Crate & Barrel) & Toni Herwaldt (Navistar, Inc.)

Labor Day is over and Fall is just around the corner! The planning committee for the Chicagoland Risk Forum is putting together an awesome conference which will be held at the Marriott Mag Mile on Michigan Avenue in Chicago November 12th and 13th, 2018.

The Speaker Committee has again arranged for free Ethics Training presented by Cal McCarty to kick off Monday morning. We are also adding something new this year.  We will be hosting a round table session from 9:30 - 11:30 on Monday morning. Make time to join Risk Management Professionals to brainstorm common problems and learn how they are being addressed by those that share your challenges. Please respond to the email you received this week as an opportunity to “weigh in” on proposed round table topics and sign-up today!

We invite you to browse the website and see everything we have to offer. Make sure you click on the Program, Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors to get the full flavor of the offerings. We will have sessions covering:

  • Emerging Risks
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Risk Control
  • Claims Management
  • Risk Financing

This year we welcome our special Keynote Speaker, Greg Schwem. Greg is a husband, father and twenty-year stand-up comedy veteran. He has appeared with the likes of Jay Leno and Celine Dion and performed his show, "Comedy With a Byte" for corporations including Microsoft, Cisco Systems, IBM, McDonald's and United Airlines. We're delighted he will be joining us for the 2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum.

Lastly, don’t forget to click on the “REGISTER NOW” button to save your spot!  See you in November!

- Raymond and Toni


2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum Co-Chairs

  • Toni Herwaldt, Navistar, Inc.
  • Raymond Hernandez, Crate & Barrel

2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum Committee

  • Ross Amend, State Farm
  • Debbie Babcock, Katie School of Insurance
  • Amy Behm, Origami Risk
  • Robert Benvenuto, Marsh
  • Steve Boss, Aon
  • Karen Lemanski, HSBC North America
  • Mandy Manalli, Belfor USA
  • Jaci Mennenga, COUNTRY Financial
  • Jason Mezyk, GLP
  • Ellen Michael, TUV SUD GRC
  • Mike Skweres, Ankura
  • Chris Sullivan, SwissRE
  • Liz Walker, Groupon