Risk Management, Inc. welcomes new Customer Service Representative!
Dennis Joiner will join our staff as the newest member of the RMI team of Customer Service Representatives. Dennis will be covering the southeast portion of the state, effective this month, and he will be calling on current LMA Fund members to express our appreciation for their support, while visiting prospective Fund members to discuss the advantages of joining the LMA workers’ compensation and liability programs. In addition to his duties as CSR for RMI, Dennis also currently serves as Logistic Management Consultant for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and he holds a BS Degree in Business Management from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette.
Carroll Breaux (former Springhill Mayor, past LMA District Vice President and LMA President) covers the northwest part of the state, Lawrence Henagan (former DeQuincy Mayor, past LMA District Vice President and LMA President) covers the southwest part of the state and Kathy Richard (former Arnaudville Mayor and LMA District Vice President) covers the northeast part of the state.
Our team of CSRs look forward to visiting with you soon! If you’re interested in a quote from RMI, please contact Patrick Cronin, General Manager at 1-800-843-0931.
Risk Management, Inc. Celebrates its 35th Anniversary of Serving Louisiana Municipalities!
In 1987, RMI officially opened its doors to provide claims, coverage and risk related solutions exclusively to Louisiana municipalities and 2022 will be our year to mark and celebrate this 35-year milestone. During the transition to new leadership, which took place in early 2021, we have instituted multiple changes to improve and build upon the solid corporate foundation that was forged by Jerry Cronin, founding General Manager, over the past 34 years. To prepare RMI for the next evolution in its success, we have streamlined internal processes, expanded marketing strategies, and modernized IT protocols to better serve the members of the LMA Interlocal Self-Insured Funds.
While we have made great strides in growing the footprint of RMI and the LMA Funds, we’re just getting started and our best days are ahead. We’ve been successful in adding new coverage lines to 19 municipalities, and we have many more in our production pipeline. To those municipalities that we have already visited during the past 14 months, we sincerely appreciate your hospitality. To those we have yet to visit, we’ll be calling on you during 2022 and beyond to re-establish our relationship as we introduce you to the new RMI.
We hope you will join the staff of RMI and the Louisiana Municipal Association in our celebration!
Santa Claus Visit
Santa Claus visited the LMA/RMI offices on Friday to extend best wishes for a Safe and Blessed Christmas to all!
On Wednesday, December 1, LMA, RMI, and LaMATS staff joined together in service to the community by volunteering at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. They collected non-perishable goods, and also dedicated a few hours to sort donated items, stock shelves, and prepare food boxes for those in need.
RMI Welcomes a New General Manager
Jerry Cronin served as the longstanding General Manager of Risk Management, Inc. and entered semi-retirement in July 2021. A hiring committee of the RMI Board of Directors conducted in depth interviews with several qualified candidates. Patrick Cronin was selected to succeed Jerry and his transition into the role of General Manager began on January 4, 2021. Patrick has enjoyed over 35 years in the insurance, TPA, cost containment, loss prevention, underwriting and risk management industry, starting out in the position of Claims Representative at RMI in 1987. Since that time, he has served in various insurance and claims operations management roles dating back 27 years. He is a 1987 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He has also earned the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, in addition to numerous other insurance related designations. Patrick holds adjuster licenses in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as a Property/Casualty Consultant license in Louisiana. We appreciate Jerry’s many years of service to our members and are excited to welcome Patrick to the helm of RMI. We look forward to many years of continued success.
Sharron Kennedy, RMI Casualty Claims Representative achieves Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation
We are excited to recognize Sharron Kennedy, RMI Casualty Claims Representative, for achieving her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation. The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation is a rigorous insurance and risk-related curriculum of a minimum of eight detailed exams. Only 4% of insurance professionals achieve this designation. Congratulations Sharron!
Sharron Kennedy, RMI Casualty Claims Representative, achieves AIC-M designation
We are excited to recognize Sharron Kennedy, RMI Casualty Claims Representative, for achieving her Associate in Claims – Management designation. The AIC-M designation is a rigorous insurance and risk-related curriculum of a minimum of four detailed exams and speaks to her professionalism of her work in the RMI claims department. Congratulations Sharron!
The staff of RMI and the LMA mourns the loss of founding RMI General Manager, Jerry Cronin
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our cherished friend and Risk Management, Inc. (RMI) General Manager of 34 years, Mr. Jerry Cronin. Jerry entered into eternal rest on Friday from cardiac complications.RMI is LMA’s oldest subsidiary and since its founding in 1987, Jerry had served as GM. The organization stands on a solid foundation today because of his wisdom and leadership for over three decades. Jerry was a gentleman, a mentor, and a man of profound faith, and we will miss him dearly. Please lift up his wife, Rose Marie, his son and new RMI General Manager, Patrick, and the entire Cronin family in your prayers, as our LMA family continues to support one another in the wake of this tremendous loss.
Opioid Press Conference
LMA Executive Director John Gallagher and RMI General Manager Patrick Cronin (see left side of photo) attended the press conference of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s announcement of the multi-billion-dollar settlement with the nation’s three largest opioid distributors and Johnson and Johnson, which was secured on behalf of the State of Louisiana and numerous other participating states and Attorneys General. The state of Louisiana is slated to receive $325M of the overall settlement, or $18M per year for the next 18 years, which is earmarked for opioid addiction treatment and prevention throughout the state. There are numerous other pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors named in the litigation, which may settle in the months/years ahead.