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2019 Chicagoland
Risk Forum

Raising the bar to enhance the connection between our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees.

September 23-24
Monday and Tuesday

Marriott Magnificent Mile, Downtown Chicago

2019 Sponsors

Greeting from the Co-Chairs: Gail Bartholomew and Toni Herwaldt

“To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.” – George W. Bush

We know summer can be a busy, enjoyable and relaxing time of year!  We want to remind you not to forget about the 2019 Chicagoland Risk Forum in September. We look forward to seeing you on September 23rd and 24th at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile for what promises to be our best CRF ever with incredible resources and education tracks designed with valuable take-home information for all that attend.   Risk professionals, brokers, insurers, vendors and everyone in between will be glad they took the time to attend this educational conference presented by the Chicago and Mid-Illinois Chapters of RIMS. Recognized speakers on hot risk management topics will share their knowledge and expertise throughout two full days of learning tracks. You don’t want to miss it.  Sign up today!


Gail Bartholomew and Toni Herwaldt
Conference Co-Chairs
2019 Chicagoland Risk Forum


Theresa Severson, Vice President Insurance & Risk –Retail Properties of America, Inc.

In her role, Ms. Severson oversees the insurance risk management for both the operations and corporate exposures, claims management and Business Continuity Plan.  In addition, she has led the formation of and management of several captive insurance companies.

2019 Chicagoland Risk Forum Committee

Andy Adams, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Debbie Babcock, Katie School of Insurance
Gail Bartholomew, Nouryon
Robert Benvenuto, Marsh
Steve Boss, Aon
Toni Herwaldt, Navistar
Karen Lemanski
Mandy ManalliBELFOR Property Restoration
Jaci Mennenga, COUNTRY Financial
Jason Mezyk, GLP
Ellen Michael, TUV SUD GRC
Mike Skweres, Ankura
Chris Sullivan, SwissRE
Lisa Ulrich, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Liz Walker, Groupon

Latest News

We are excited to announce another perk to CRF 2019!

This enhancement to CRF will allow attendees to easily navigate and view the program, speaker profiles, as well as join voting sessions & arrange meetings with prospects, sponsors & exhibitors. The official event app provides convenient tools and answers to all your event queries. You can also stay up to date with speaker, sponsor, exhibitor and feature announcements pre-event.