NEW YORK (May 1, 2023) —RIMS, the risk management society®, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG) today announced Roger L. Andrews, James (Jim) Green and Daniel J. Kugler as the 2023 inductees into the Risk Management Hall of Fame (RMHF). The RMHF maintains the history of the field of risk management and recognizes risk practitioners who have made significant contributions to advancing the discipline. The honors were presented at RISKWORLD® in Atlanta.
The RMHF Selection Committee considers the following criteria for induction into the RMHF: considerable contributions to the field; significant achievements, innovation and trend setting; demonstrated leadership, character and service; and the highest caliber of ethical and professional conduct.
“Risk management’s development is a direct result of risk pioneers, like our 2023 Risk Management Hall of Fame inductees, who dedicated their careers to advancing the profession,” said RIMS CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “As thought-leaders, educators and mentors, Roger, Jim and Dan have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to empowering the next generation of risk leaders. RIMS is proud to welcome this year’s inductees and their families to celebrate at RISKWORLD.”
The 2023 inductees to the RMHF are:
ROGER L. ANDREWS
For more than 40 years, Roger L. Andrews’ steadfast commitment to the advancement of risk management has kept communities safe, company assets protected while creating countless opportunities for others to enjoy rewarding careers in the field.
Most recently, Roger served for twenty-five years as the Director of Risk Management for E.D. Bullard Company, a fifth-generation company founded in 1898 which invented the hard hat and continues to be a leading global manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment. He also served as General Counsel there from 1993 to 1997. At Bullard, he was responsible for designing the organization’s insurance program where he worked with brokers and carriers on all property and casualty insurance. He managed product liability cases involving more than 34,000 silicosis plaintiffs and more than 2,200 asbestos plaintiffs – both with exceptionally high dismissal success. He is also credited with reducing the organization’s total cost of risk from more than 7 percent to 0.4 percent of sales. He retired from Bullard in 2016. His career included positions with Travelers Insurance Company, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State of Maine, Hannaford Bros. Co. and Bath Iron Works Corporation.
However, Roger’s altruism and mentorship define his risk management legacy. Roger joined RIMS in Maine in 1982 and, years later helped revive the dormant Bluegrass Chapter of RIMS in Lexington, Kentucky in 1992. In 1996, Roger was asked to update the RIMS constitution and bylaws. In 1998, he was awarded the Society’s Richard W. Bland Award for outstanding achievements in the areas of government affairs and advocacy. He began service on the RIMS global board of directors (then called the Executive Council) in 1998 and immediately proposed a significant organizational change--the reduction of the size of the RIMS board of directors from 82 members, where each chapter was represented, to 15 members, and the creation of the RIMS House of Delegates where each chapter participated. Roger was selected as the Society’s president from 2000 to 2001.
Roger continues to demonstrate his commitment to the future of risk management through his volunteerism with the Spencer Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for risk management and insurance students. He was a member of the Spencer Board of Directors from 2002 to 2017 including terms as President and Chair. He continues to serve on the Spencer Audit Committee. He was also very involved in Spencer’s Risk Manager in Residence program, a program which afforded him the opportunity to travel to universities across the country to lecture and engage with risk management and insurance students.
To this day, Roger continues to have a significant impact on risk management with his role in the development of a risk management and insurance program at Utah Valley University. For more than 20 years, he has been a leader with the RIMS Utah Chapter where he arranges programming and helps organize the RIMS Western Regional Conferences. Roger was awarded the Harry & Dorothy Goodell Award in 2006, RIMS highest honor presented for lifetime achievement in risk management.
JIM GREEN, CRM, ARM
With a background in law enforcement service with the Fort Worth Police Department, Jim Green changed careers to lead security at Justin Industries. However, his role quickly evolved, and he would eventually transform the organization’s risk management program to reflect his personal commitment to safety, health and productivity.
A diversified manufacturer, during Jim’s tenure, the Texas-based company operated 37 manufacturing plants in 11 states with approximately 4,300 employees. Known for its famous Western footwear, Justin’s operating companies also produced building materials, evaporative coolers, bricks and books. There, Jim’s work included managing all forms of risk exposures for its wide-ranging portfolio of products, as well as compliance and regulatory requirements, litigation control, contract administration and government relations.
Most notably, Jim was credited with successfully embedding a risk-aware culture at Justin. Additionally, his accomplishments included installing a comprehensive, multi-state claims control system that reduced workers’ compensation losses from $7.2 Million (1990) to less than $1 Million (1996).
However, his commitment to employee safety didn’t stop with his contributions to building a more dynamic workers’ compensation program. Jim Green was an ergonomics pioneer, not only recognizing the importance it would have on the organization’s financials but also the resounding impact it would have on employee morale. He implemented an innovative ergonomics baseline testing program to identify cumulative trauma symptoms before they required medical intervention. The program further demonstrated the organization’s commitment to keeping employees safe while reducing claims costs by over 83 percent per year at the same time.
An expert in insurance and, more specifically, his thought-leadership in the workers’ compensation space, Jim served on the Texas Association of Business and Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee responsible for development of the State’s new workers’ compensation statute in 1989. In 1999, he was appointed by Texas Governor George W. Bush to the Board of Directors of the State Office of Risk Management. He also served as the Employee Representative on the State of Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission Medical Advisory Board.
Jim was active in the risk management profession and was dedicated to risk management education. He served on the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research’s Certified Risk Management program where he conducted risk management courses in 44 states and Puerto Rico. He was named to the Risk Management Honor Roll in 1998. Jim also served as the chair of RIMS External Affairs Committee which led to his RIMS Richard W. Bland Award recognition in 1998 for exceptional contributions to the Society’s government advocacy initiatives.
DANIEL J. KUGLER, RIMS-CRMP, ACI, CPCU, ARM, AIC, INS, CEBS
Dan Kugler was an incredible leader, educator, mentor and promoter for all aspects of risk management. His energy was unmatched, sense of humor unrivaled and desire to teach everyone the importance of risk management during every step of his 35+ years in risk management was unparalleled.
Dan joined Snap-On Incorporated as a risk analyst in 1979. He held positions with increasing responsibility until he eventually led the risk management function for more than 20 years. During his tenure, he developed multi-dimensional programs across the enterprise including the development of a specialty captive that provided specialized insurance coverage at a reduced cost for Snap-On’s distributors, a business continuity program, claims processes, physical security programs and an award-winning workers’ compensation program. He retired as assistant treasurer of Snap-on in 2014.
Dan went on to become vice president-enterprise risk management at the REV Group. There, Dan leveraged his years of experience to help build the organization’s strategic risk financing, employee benefits, security, business continuity, workers’ compensation and enterprise risk management programs.
In between Snap-On and REV Group, Dan spent two years as an educator at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he taught multiple risk management courses, created the Gamma Iota Sigma chapter and led a team of students through the university’s first Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge.
Dan worked tirelessly for decades to give back to the profession that he loved. Often described as “larger than life,” he captivated classrooms across the country, helping educate students and professionals alike about the world of risk management and insurance. Dan served on Spencer Foundation Board and participated in Spencer’s Risk Manager on Campus (RMOC) program – visiting hundreds of universities, engaging with risk management and insurance students, sharing insight and advocating for the profession.
Dan was an integral member of RIMS Board of Directors as well. During this leadership role, he was instrumental in guiding RIMS first Enterprise Risk Management endeavors enabling the Society to become one the first risk management associations to embrace and support programming related to the emerging strategy. His efforts resulted in RIMS creating a full-time staff position dedicated to ERM and other strategic risk management practices.
Throughout his career, he received numerous industry awards including Risk Manager of the Year by Business Insurance (2002), National Underwriter’s Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Award (2009), Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award (2010), Innovation and Leadership Award at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services of Illinois State University's Midwestern Insurance Innovation and Leadership Awards & Hall of Fame (2012), and the Captive Insurance Company of the Year Award (2014).
Dan was a lifelong learner himself. He was part of the inaugural class to earn the RIMS-CRMP certification in 2016. He also held the ACI, CPCU, ARM, AIC, INS and CEBS professional designations.
Dan is survived by his wife, Margie, four children and three grandchildren.
About the Risk Management Hall of Fame
The Risk Management Hall of Fame (RMHF) is home to those risk professionals who have made exceptional contributions to advancing the risk management discipline. Sponsored by AIG, the Risk Management Hall of Fame was created to preserve the history and tradition of the profession. Founded in 2011, nominees are considered from around the globe and inductees are selected by the RMHF Selection Committee. New members to the Risk Management Hall of Fame are announced yearly at RISKWORLD.
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 LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. To learn more, visit www.RIMS.org.
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