CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Chuck Jones, Executive Director of the state Board of Risk Insurance Management (BRIM), was recently elected president of the State Risk and Insurance Management Association (STRIMA). STRIMA is a national organization of insurance professionals who analyze the risks that jeopardize the ability of state government to operate in a fiscally sound manner.
Jones was elected during STRIMA’s annual conference which, was conducted this year in West Virginia at Glade Springs Resort and Conference Center near Beckley with BRIM staff facilitating the conference. There were approximately 170 insurance professional attendees from 35 states and three Canadian Provinces, along with many insurance industry representatives.
“I am truly excited and humbled to be elected to such a prestigious position. I think this honor is a reflection of a very dedicated BRIM staff who has enabled my peers to recognize the great pro-active work we are doing here in West Virginia,” said Jones.
As STRIMA president, Jones’ duties include presiding over the organization whose primary purpose is to bring together risk and insurance managers of state governments to promote the advancement of risk management principles and practices. Additionally, Jones will also be responsible for coordinating the educational and training sessions that form the nucleus of the annual fall national conference. His tenure is for one year.
Jones was appointed BRIM executive director in May, 1994. He oversees the principal activities of the Claim, Loss Control, Underwriting, Finance, and Information Technology Departments. A native of McDowell County, Jones graduated from Bluefield State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Mathematics. He has worked in the insurance industry for 30-plus years and also serves on the Executive Board of the West Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes.