= Threat & Insurance coverage Administration Society 2022 Threat Supervisor of the 12 months Award Goes to College of Chicago’s Courtney Davis Curtis

NEW YORK, April 12 (TNSAwa) — The Threat and Insurance coverage Administration Society issued the next information launch:

RIMS, the danger administration society(R), has introduced Courtney Davis Curtis, Assistant Vice President, Threat Administration and Resilience Planning for College of Chicago, because the 2022 Threat Supervisor of the 12 months. The 2022 Threat Administration Honor Roll inducted Jana Utter, Vice President Enterprise Threat Administration for Centene Company.

Each Courtney and Jana have been formally introduced their honors at RIMS RISKWOLD 2022 Awards Luncheon & Management Keynote: https://www.rims.org/annual-conferences/rims-2022/home

Courtney Davis Curtis’ danger administration philosophy is spot on,” stated RIMS President Patrick Sterling. “Threat professionals should make it their precedence to ship options and create pathways for strategic initiatives to maneuver ahead. Not solely is Courtney’s large success on the College of Chicago inspiring however her dedication to giving again to the worldwide danger administration neighborhood and sharing her experiences to advance this career is past admirable. It’s RIMS honor to current Courtney with the 2022 Threat Supervisor of the 12 months Award.”

“Collaboration is important to danger administration success and it’s obvious that Jana Utter’s capability to bridge gaps throughout her firm has created alternatives to construct a powerful, cross-functional program that accentuates danger administration’s worth at Centene,” Sterling continued. “By her volunteer work serving on RIMS’ committees, this Society has benefited straight from her experience and we couldn’t be extra proud than to induct Janna into RIMS Threat Administration Honor Roll.”

= Threat & Insurance coverage Administration Society 2022 Threat Supervisor of the 12 months Award Goes to College of Chicago’s Courtney Davis Curtis

The Threat Supervisor of the 12 months program goals to lift the profile of the danger administration career and the excellent packages the honorees have carried out inside their organizations. This system was initiated in 1977 and the Threat Administration Honor Roll was added in 1981.

Any full-time skilled who administers danger administration packages for a company, nonprofit establishment or authorities entity is eligible for submission within the Threat Supervisor of the 12 months program. The nominations are judged by an unbiased panel comprising prior honorees and different danger administration and insurance coverage business leaders.


RISK MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Courtney Davis Curtis

Courtney is a distinguished chief within the danger and insurance coverage neighborhood and has gone to nice lengths to function a cautious steward of sources inside her care, and a fiduciary of the College of Chicago. Because the Assistant Vice President, Threat Administration and Resilience Planning for the College, she brings a singular deliberate strategy to her function, in addition to an unbelievable track-record of success that has positioned her as a campus companion, advocate and professional who’s dedicated to discovering options.

Her danger administration philosophy focuses on two key beliefs. The primary, everyone seems to be a danger supervisor, and the second, the Workplace of Threat Administration is the workplace of KNOW and never NO. Collectively, this permits Courtney and her crew to successfully assist the enterprise’s educational, analysis and well being mission.

Courtney manages over 100 particular person coverage placements and continues to satisfy annual projected targets regardless of the present insurance coverage market. The portfolio of insurance coverage that she maintains features a complicated community of hospital skilled legal responsibility and doctor medical malpractice coverages insured by means of a mixture of self-insurance, belief, business/reinsurance markets, and a captive that she helped transition in 2020.

Moreover, her crew lately took over duty for the College’s staff’ compensation claims. Since that transition, the crew has decreased lag time of declare reporting with an enchancment of 16% extra claims reported to the TPA inside three days of the accident; decreased the variety of open claims from a TPA transition by 59% with aggressive claims methods; and carried out a light-weight obligation program for the police division, amenities companies, and the press warehouse.

Courtney collaborated with the interior audit/danger perform to supervise the completion of the preliminary three-year ERM cycle utilizing a danger stock that was knowledgeable by the interior audit danger evaluation course of and coated 10 ERM danger matters areas. The ERM framework was important in describing and analyzing high-level dangers and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. ERM allows the College to reinforce its capability to establish and handle enterprise dangers and report on such impacts whereas utilizing a constant strategy by all the danger assessors.

Believing within the significance of giving again and making ready future professionals, Courtney speaks yearly to interns or newly employed insurance coverage professionals on the insurance coverage brokerage the place she interned and commenced her profession. She delivered the keynote handle on the 2018 RIMS NextGen Discussion board, has spoken on the Gamma Iota Sigma Worldwide Convention and served as a choose for a number of pupil danger administration competitions all over the world.

She additionally holds a management function with the College Threat Administration and Insurance coverage Affiliation (URMIA) and has spoken at a number of RIMS Chapter occasions about DE&I matters equivalent to provider range and danger administration.


Jana Utter is a danger administration chief who has demonstrated an unequalled dedication to growing consciousness concerning the career whereas generously sharing her experiences to assist others extra successfully handle danger for his or her organizations.

As Centene’s Vice President, Enterprise Threat Administration (ERM), Jana has direct duty for ERM Technique and Program Implementation. She oversees day-to-day actions for the ERM framework that features: partaking company and enterprise unit government leaders; leveraging material consultants for danger evaluation and quantification; the alignment of ERM with different danger and compliance areas; partnering with company technique; and supporting company insurance coverage in danger evaluation and annual coverage renewal actions.

Jana additionally coordinated Centene’s Personal Threat and Solvency Evaluation, implements an annual Threat & Technique Survey to tell management’s strategic decision-making on ‘high of thoughts’ and rising dangers, and has built-in ERM into underwriter displays to information the group’s danger financing technique.

Most notably, Jana has remodeled the group’s ERM program in order that it additionally addresses Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) dangers, permitting Centene to higher handle its current and future wants. Underneath her management, the ERM program not is proscribed to managing dangers to guard worth, however, as an alternative, it’s now leveraged to hyperlink ESG with technique to create and maintain long-term worth. Throughout this transition, Centene jumped from a Fortune 186 rating to its present place as Fortune’s Twenty fourth-ranked enterprise with 2021 income of $126 billion (USD).

All through her profession and persevering with at Centene, Jana has demonstrated an innate capability to advertise and combine collaboration throughout the enterprise. This dynamic high quality has allowed her to construct cross-functional groups and cause them to efficiently navigate new and unfamiliar alternatives. She continues to leverage these abilities to lift consciousness of potential ESG governance and reporting dangers, reputational influence, and impediments to attaining the corporate’s efficiency goals.

Jana selflessly offers again to the danger administration neighborhood. She is the instant previous Chair of RIMS Strategic and Enterprise Threat Administration Council, a frequent speaker at universities, RIMS and different conferences, and an completed writer who has printed quite a few danger administration and insurance coverage stories, articles and contributions to books.