2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum


January 20, 2021








Raising the bar for The New Generation of Risk to launch risk and insurance connections for the new decade


January 20, 2021

8:00 am – 7:30 pm

The Old Post Office

433 W Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Greetings from the 2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum Co-Chairs

Gail Bartholomew and Robert Benvenuto

The Chicagoland Risk Forum (CRF) Committees and Chicago RIMS Chapter leadership have agreed it is in the best interest of the risk management and insurance community to postpone our annual event until January 20, 2021.   

The CRF Committees are dedicated to delivering the Midwest’s premier risk event safely and conscientiously.  Our focus for 2020, The New Generation of Risk, is certainly apropos for the challenges we’re now facing, and we look forward to seeing you there. 

 While the date of CRF has changed, the venue has not.  Plan to join us at The Old Post Office (across from Union Station) for a full day of panel discussions, industry speakers, networking opportunities, and educational breakout sessions, followed by a fun and lively cocktail reception.

The Old Post Office has recently transformed from an old, neglected, vacant structure on the edge of Chicago’s loop, to a truly unique, modern, and inviting space overlooking the Chicago river.  Elements of the building’s history have been retained and offer a glimpse into a pre-e-mail era.  We’re delighted to host CRF in this world-class setting.

The CRF Committees, in partnership with the greater Midwest risk management and insurance community, are already hard at work to deliver a premier risk event providing leading education, professional development, and relationship building opportunities to help our constituents achieve success in The New Generation of Risk.  To keep our event focused on education and growth, we have eliminated the exhibit hall.  Attendees and sponsors can connect in an open and casual environment.

In addition to our full-day event on January 20, CRF will offer a Risk Manager only Round Table event on the afternoon of January 19, at a Loop location to be announced.  This event will be hosted by CRF sponsors and will have limited seating (first-come, first-serve availability), followed by a private dinner. More information will follow as details are confirmed.

We will share updates and details as they are refined over the coming months.  In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

Gail Bartholomew and Robert Benvenuto
Conference Co-Chairs
2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum

Continuing Education Credits for the State of Illinois will be offered once again at the 2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum.


The Old Post Office

The transformation of Chicago’s long-neglected Old Post Office building reached a crucial milestone in late Fall 2019 as it officially took the wraps off its $800 million makeover. The three-year effort to revive the vacant 1921 Art Deco structure designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White represents the single largest adaptive reuse project in the nation.

2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum Committee

Andy Adams, Kraft Heinz

Debbie Babcock, Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management

Gail Bartholomew – Co Chair, Nouryon

Robert Benvenuto – Co Chair, USI Insurance Services

Kelly Croll, Allstate

Grace Galletta, Chicago Water and Fire Restoration

Sara Govero, Cosmich Simmons & Brown PLLC

Mandy Manalli, CELTIC Companies

Jason Mezyk, Revantage Corporate Services

Michael Skweres, Ankura

Pantea Vaziri, Allianz

Liz Walker, Groupon

Seung Yoo, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA

Our 2021 Chicagoland Risk Forum Sponsors

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