Honoring the Insurance and Risk Management Professional of the Year
The Atlanta RIMS Chapter encourages you to take a few minutes to complete the form below, nominating a deserving candidate. The Board of Directors will evaluate the candidates and select the winner from the submitted nominations.
Please forward your completed nomination forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by Friday, December 8, 2023.
Each year, the Atlanta Chapter of RIMS presents the Walter H. Buce, Jr. Memorial Award to honor an outstanding risk management and insurance professional. The first award was presented posthumously to Walter H. Buce, Jr. to recognize his contribution to the Atlanta RIMS insurance community.
Eligible candidates must be a risk management or insurance professional or an educator and serve in the property and casualty segment of the industry or university. Examples of eligible segments include:
Written nominations must be submitted by the deadline date on the nomination form and are judged and rated separately by a panel of directors and officers of Atlanta RIMS. The candidate with the highest aggregate rank as determined by the panel will be selected to receive the honor.
The recipient will be the guest of the Atlanta RIMS Chapter during the annual Atlanta RIMS Educational Conference. The award will be presented and the recipient honored during the lunch on the first day of the conference.
The chapter will announce the name of the winner of the award to the public through the chapter website and press releases.
PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
2023 Gregg Woodman, Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc.
2022 Jane Sandler, McKesson
2020 Cecil Cooke, University of Georgia
2019 Cathy Maher, Rollins, Inc.
2018 Brett Hellenga, Turner Broadcasting System
2017 Deborah Gaffney, Southern Company
2016 Harold Weston, Georgia State University
2015 Phil Box, Cunningham Lindsey
2014 Bob Bridges, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
2013 Dennis Baltz, Willis
2012 Charles Austin, Aon Corporation
2011 John Greaber, Exide Technologies
2010 Dan Houston, The McCart Group
2009 Dr. Rob E. Hoyt, University of Georgia
2008 Susan Shemanski, Spherion Corporation
2007 Mike Fenlon, UPS
2006 Mary Bruce Edmonds, Acuity Brands, Inc.
2005 Dr. E.J. Leverett, University of Georgia
2004 Pat Hopkins, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
2003 Scott Rich, Flowers Foods, Inc.
2002 Michael Eremchuk, First Data Corporation
2001 Paul Pressley, GoldKist, Inc.
2000 Evelyn Brown, Health Prime
1999 G. David Reid, Palmer & Cay of Georgia, Inc.
1998 J. Gary Meggs, Southern Company
1997 Dr. Sandra Gustavson, University of Georgia
1996 Walter H. Buce, Jr. (awarded posthumously), National Services Industries, Inc.