Cindy M. Wilkerson, ARM, CRM, CIC Assistant Vice President, School Services Keenan & Associates Past President, RIMS Sacramento Valley Chapter Cindy Wilkerson's insurance and risk management career has spanned over 25 years. She has worked in various capacities at leading brokerages in the Sacramento area, with the past 12 years devoted to public school districts and charter schools. She has worked with many Joint Powers Authorities, individual school districts, and charter schools throughout California, implementing risk management programs to help schools minimize their claims and control costs. She is currently Assistant Vice President, School Services, at Keenan & Associates, the largest privately held brokerage in California. Cindy's work with joint powers authorities and individual schools includes educating leaders how to provide a safer environment not only for students, but also for teachers, administrators, and parents. While working with the California Charter Schools Association JPA program Cindy spearheaded the effort to embed the mantra, "Safe Schools = Quality Schools", embracing the diversity of charter schools across the State. She will continue her work with school districts, managing joint powers authorities to help them navigate the challenging times ahead to stay successful risk pools. Cindy works on the Education Committee for Sacramento Valley RIMS, working with local colleges and universities to assist Insurance and Risk Management Program students and graduates in finding internships and establishing their careers within the local community. Cindy was President of the Sacramento Valley RIMS Chapter Board of Directors for three terms, leading her changer toward achieving the Student Involvement Chapter Recognition Award for 2009 and a Student Membership Award for 2011.. Cindy is committed to education, and is a lifelong learner working to continuously broaden her knowledge. She is a graduate of California State University in Sacramento with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Marketing. She has achieved the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, as well as the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. She is undertaking studies toward the RIMS Fellow designation, Associate in Risk Pool Management (ARPM), and the Associate in Risk Management, Public Entity (ARM-P) as well as the Associate in Enterprise Risk Management (ARM-E). Personal & Background Information: Cindy resides in Roseville, California, with her two daughters who are both very active in competitive softball and soccer. She strives to make a difference in her community, volunteering not only with RIMS, but also serving as chair of various Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (WSCA) committees, and the Roseville Girls Softball Board of Directors as the Uniform Coordinator for 750 softball players. Cindy also manages to stay active, playing indoor and outdoor softball and running.