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Risk Management Society names Rebecca Cady as Risk Manager of the Year


RIMS, the risk management society™, has announced Rebecca F. Cady, vice president and chief risk officer of Children’s National Health System in Washington D.C., as the 2018 RIMS Risk Manager of the Year. The award will be presented to Ms. Cady at a ceremonial breakfast at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition on April 17 in San Antonio.

The Risk Manager of the Year program aims to raise the profile of the risk management profession and the outstanding programs the honorees have implemented within their organizations. The program was initiated in 1977 and the Risk Management Honor Roll was added in 1981.

“Expectations of risk professionals vary from organization to organization,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “Our Risk Manager of the Year and Risk Management Honor Roll winners have demonstrated their ability to identify organizational needs and capitalize on new opportunities.

“Whether it is enhancing processes, reducing costs or strengthening communications, this year’s class has shown extraordinary skill, knowledge and ingenuity. They are a testament to the significance of this profession and RIMS congratulates them for their achievements.”

Rebecca F. Cady, Esq., BSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM, FACHE

Rebecca Cady is the vice president and chief risk officer at Children’s National Health System, a freestanding pediatric academic medical center and health system based in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Cady is responsible for Children’s National enterprise risk management department, management of their litigation program including serving as counsel to the compliance officer and Human Resources. Additionally, she oversees the operationalization of the organization’s clinical risk management program; insurance program including managing the organization’s captive insurance company; its ombudsman program, as well as the workers’ compensation program.

Ms. Cady creatively and effectively uses and improves risk financing/insurance to structure a risk financing and risk transfer program that serves the needs of the organization and supports its ERM initiative. Over the past nine years, she has established and implemented innovative programs and approaches to risk management and risk financing for Children’s National that have been used as templates for the organization’s compliance program model.

At Children’s National, Ms. Cady previously served as interim executive director of a subsidiary patient safety organization and as interim vice president, chief compliance and privacy officer. Prior to joining Children’s National, she was a partner at Grace Hollis Lowe Hanson & Schaeffer, LLP.

About RIMS Risk Manager of the Year Program
Any full-time professional who administers risk management programs for a corporation, nonprofit institution or government entity is eligible for submission in the Risk Manager of the Year program. The nominations are judged by an independent panel comprising prior honorees and other risk management and insurance industry leaders.  

The organization also named several additional risk managers to its 2018 RIMS Risk Management Honor Roll. 

About RIMS 
As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit

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