Former United States Senator John E. Sununu to Deliver Keynote Address at RIMS Legislative Summit

RIMS Legislative Summit 2023 – October 25-26 – Washington, DC

September 20, 2023

NEW YORK (September 20, 2023) RIMS, the risk management society®, will welcome former United States Senator John E. Sununu as the keynote speaker at RIMS Legislative Summit scheduled for October 25 and 26 in Washington, DC.  The two-day event – held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Building – will explore legislative issues that impact the practice of risk management, while providing a platform for attendees to engage with elected officials and their offices.

RIMS legislative priorities and the focus of the Summit include: the National Flood Insurance Program’s reauthorization, data privacy, and a federal insurance backstop for catastrophic events. To learn more about RIMS Legislative Summit sessions, speakers, and to register, visit To learn more about RIMS Advocacy efforts, visit

John E. Sununu served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003 and the U.S. Senate representing New Hampshire from 2003 to 2009. He was a member of the Committees on Banking, Commerce, Finance and Foreign Relations, and he was appointed the Congressional Representative to the United Nations General Assembly. He formerly served on the Council of Lloyd’s, the organization’s governing body responsible for the management and supervision of the market.

“The RIMS community has a responsibility to keep a watchful eye on legislative issues that impact organizations’ ability to keep people safe, protect assets, and efficiently obtain insurance coverage,” said RIMS CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “John E. Sununu’s remarkable career experiences as a public servant and an industry visionary add tremendous value to the Legislative Summit program. RIMS is thrilled to welcome him and deliver this powerful and necessary event for the risk community.”

RIMS Legislative Summit 2023 is scheduled for October 24 to 25, 2023 in Washington, DC at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  On October 24th, the event will feature an educational program delivered by risk professionals, elected officials and government representatives including keynote speaker U.S. Senator John E. Sununu. The sessions will cover the top legislative issues impacting risk management and insurance, as well as strategies for effective lobbying. On October 25th, attendees will meet with elected officials and their legislative staff to share RIMS position on current and future legislation. To learn more and to register, visit

The RIMS Public Policy Committee promotes and supports risk management by analyzing legislative, regulatory, and legal issues; recommending policy and viewpoints for RIMS; providing sound risk management responses to these issues and educating members on how these issues will affect their industry and/or profession. To view the members of RIMS Public Policy Committee, visit the RIMS Public Policy Committee page.

RIMS political action committee – RISK PAC – was formed to allow RIMS members to provide financial support to U.S. elected officials who value legislation that aligns with RIMS priorities.  All U.S. RIMS members are permitted to contribute to RISK PAC and donations of any amount are accepted. To contribute, visit the RIMS RISK PAC page.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®️, empowers risk professionals to make the world safer, more secure, and more sustainable. Through networking, professional development, certification, advocacy, and research, RIMS and its 80 chapters serves more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society publishes the award-winning Risk Management Magazine and produces RISKWORLD®️, the largest annual gathering of global risk professionals. RIMS embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes all risk professionals to connect and learn, explore the online Risk Knowledge library, tune into the RIMScast podcast series, and engage via LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. To learn more, visit

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit

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