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Virginia RIMS Educational Conference 2023 in Virginia Beach

October 4, 2023

Laurence Jones of RiskVersity will deliver the opening keynote at the 2023 Virginia RIMS Educational Conference. Find out more here.  

2023 We Mean Business - Cincinnati Conference'

June 8, 2023

Laurence Jones of RiskVersity is speaking at the 2023 We Mean Business Conference on Procurement, Bonding, and Business Risks. Find out more here.

UC Alumni Celebration 2023 Honoree: Laurence F. Jones III, Bus ’00

Compass' Fall 2022 DEI Cohort: Applications Due July 15

Compass can help nonprofit leaders be more intentional about DEI for themselves and their organizations. Any nonprofit leaders who need help developing custom DEI goals or an actionable DEI plan for their organization should apply to our DEI Cohort program. 

This fall, we are offering two DEI cohorts for nonprofit CEOs/Executive Directors, facilitated by Dr. Jeanne Holmes of RiskVersity, with individual topics led by DEI professionals from across the country. Cohort participants will walk away with a full DEI assessment of their organization, prioritized DEI goals, and an implementable DEI plan. 

Additional benefits include:

·     5 hours of one-on-one guidance/mentoring from a DEI expert

·     A supportive peer group of fellow nonprofit CEOs/Executive Directors

·     Access to other Compass resources, including our annual Sorkin Summit

Each cohort will meet for ten 90-minute Zoom sessions between August 31, 2022 and January 18, 2023. The $2,500 program fee includes all cohort sessions, one-on-one mentoring, assessment tools, and materials.

Learn more about the program and application process HERE. Applications are due on July 15.

CIB and CPCU Cyber Event CE Classes

April 21st, 2022

These courses are designed to cover the history of cyber exposure, types of exposures, first party exposures, coverage and claims examples, first party coverage, agent due diligence and 2020 trends. Laurence Jones will be the guest speaker to talk about the work of RiskVersity and CyberSure LLC.

Cincinnati Insurance Board

Trident Releases Inaugural “Doing Well While Doing Good” 2021 Report

March 29, 2022

RiskVersity is mentioned in the 2021 "Doing Well While Doing Good" report: This annual report highlights the methodology and results of investing commercially while dually seeking to maximize profit and purpose, and in particular, elements of social return in the Black American community With the implementation of Trident’s proprietary technology and strategies, its effects on small businesses, local economies, and minority communities across America can be observed.

Doing Well While Doing Good

Trailblazing the New Sales Frontier 

Goering Center Breakfast, March 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Midtown 

Profitable growth is critical for every business and technology is enabling us to expand our opportunities. With those opportunities comes heightened risk and urgency for owners and their sales, finance and IT leaders. More so now than ever, we must understand the impact that data security and privacy have on our ability to engage new customers, price appropriately, and close deals without assuming more than our share of risk. Our panel will feature experts in risk management, law and the ROI of cybersecurity so you and your team can blaze a path forward on the new sales frontier.   
Trailblazing the New Sales Frontier

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education: Where We're At, Where We're Heading, and how We can Get There...

March 17-18, Crowne Plaza Lansing West, Lansing, Michigan

A panel discussion with: Benjamin McCall, RiskVersity

Benjamin McCall is a Consultant, Speaker and practitioner in HR, DEI & Leadership Performance serving organizations across the U.S. In his work, Benjamin leverages experiences in Organizational Strategy and Talent Management to affect business and people initiatives in varying environments and industries.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education

Cyber Risk Continuum: Evaluating Going Bare to Fully Insured

University Risk Management & Insurance Association Central Regional Conference, Chicago, March 16

In this session, we’ll evaluate where an institution falls on the cyber risk continuum and what that means. For institutions that are questioning whether to buy coverage, we’ll discuss how to evaluate the limit-to-premium ratio, what it means to “go bare,” how to prepare for a cyber breach without coverage, and carrier-provided services versus university-contracted services.

University Risk Management & Insurance Association Central Regional Conference

Does Cyber Coverage Still Make Sense?

Virtual Event, Thursday, March 10, 2022, 2:00-3:00pm EST

Join Higher Education and Cyber experts from Gallagher and RiskVersity for an in-depth discussion of cyber insurance trends, and gain the knowledge you need to tailor more successful risk management strategies. 

Key reasons to attend this webinar:

  • Discover why institutions are reconsidering cyber coverage.
  • Learn how to evaluate the efficacy of cyber coverage limits and terms.
  • Find out which risk mitigation strategies to enact if your institution goes coverage bare.

Does cyber coverage still make sense for higher education institutions?

Lowe’s Home Improvement Women in Leadership Conference (Region 2)

March 2-3, 2022

Our own Jeanne Jones, Ph.D spoke at the Lowes Home Improvement Women in Leadership Conference (Region 2).

Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference

February 9, 2022, Duke University Fuqua's School of Business

Jeanne Jones, Ph.D selected as a moderator for “The future of work” panel during the SBSI 2022 Conference: RACING TO 2030, THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN MEETING THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS GOALS

SBSI Conference

Why Companies Should Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

This upcoming event, hosted by Nevada & San Diego Chapters of RIMS is on December 8, 2020. Join Dr. Jeanne Holmes and the other panel of experts to discuss the increased buying power of people of color in the marketplace, the importance of having an inclusive culture to win the war for talent, how diverse companies make better decisions, and how all these aspects together drive organizational value. Why Companies Should Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? – San Diego RIMS

Dr. Jeanne Holmes' active mentorship in the PhD Project is making a meaningful impact. 

The PhD Project is a non-profit organization.  It is a catalyst for African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans to return to academia to earn doctorates and become business professors.

Empower Hour - a GBQ Podcast

November 22, 2021

A mentor once encouraged Laurence Jones to be a professional problem solver. Challenge accepted.
Coupled with knowing the right questions and networking to understand resources and skillsets, it didn’t take Laurence too long to figure out that solving problems for others is the secret sauce to success in both business and in life.

As President & Co-founder of RiskVersity, Laurence helps organizations solve problems (before they even occur!) by providing risk management services to promote long-term stability. And that’s only the beginning. A proud University of Cincinnati alumnus, his contributions to both his alma mater and the community earned him the Distinguished Service Award at a University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business signature event recognizing business achievement and service.

Where a problem needs to be solved, there is Laurence, crediting his grandmother along the way for instilling in him the value of giving back.

Empower Hour Podcast - Episode 5 - Laurence Jones

Press Release - May 28, 2020

RiskVersity Adds Cyber Risk Management Services to Portfolio

Mitch Harris, cybersecurity expert, will lead new business vertical

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Cincinnati, OH) RiskVersity has launched its Cyber Risk Practice led by cybersecurity expert Mitch Harris. RiskVersity specializes in helping organizations proactively manage exposure to risk and promote long-term stability through effective risk management practices.

“The RiskVersity team is thrilled to have Mitch Harris join us,” said Laurence Jones III, President and Co-Founder of RiskVersity. “His expertise is unmatched in the area of Cyber Security Risk Management, and his decades of experience will help our clients reach even higher levels of preparedness when it comes to risk management.”

The addition of the Cyber Risk Practice services comes at a time when companies across the world are rethinking what it means to run a virtual business. With employees working from home and accessing critical company data from external locations, the risk for security breaches and phishing attempts increases dramatically.

“Thousands of businesses are asking their employees to work from home,” said Mitch Harris, Senior Cyber Security Consultant at RiskVersity. “And with the sudden influx of hundreds of thousands of remote workers, the attack surface for hackers has just increased exponentially. Given the suddenness of it all, many businesses didn’t have the infrastructure in place to accommodate this change in their business culture. Add to that the lack of policies, procedures and controls that relate to working remotely, and they have unintentionally created a petri dish for attackers’ malware, viruses, trojans, worms, RATs etc.”

Harris warns that attackers tend to strike when businesses are uncertain or have the potential for weaknesses, and that now is precisely when hackers would be seeking ways to break into unsecure businesses. Lack of face-to-face interaction for authentication, less secure internet connections at employees’ homes, and outdated security features on personal computers and laptops are all factors that increase a businesses’ risk factor for cybersecurity attacks.

“The biggest problem is waiting to care about cybersecurity until you’ve already been breached,” noted Harris. “If you have customer data, employee information, payment records, or sensitive financial data that needs to be protected, now is the right time to examine how you can reinforce your business to be a virtual fortress when it comes to cybersecurity and at-risk information.”

RiskVersity provides risk management services to companies across the United States and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and has an operating office in Greensboro, NC.

About RiskVersity

At RiskVersity, we are able to provide services that identifies, manages and prepares our clients for their risks. We mitigate risks through our Fractional Chief Risk Officer, Employment Practices, Fractional Chief Learning Architect and Fractional CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) offerings. We enable organizations to leverage our expertise on a monthly retainer basis or hourly to ensure the protection of their assets and security of their data with a team of experts at a fraction of what it would cost to staff one of those areas of expertise.

RIMS OHIO RIVER VALLEY CHAPTER Open Meeting - March 20, 2020

Guest Speaker: Jeanne Holmes, PhD, PHR

Topic "Beyond the Numbers: Making Diversity & Inclusion a Reality

When: 8:30 am - 10:10 am (breakfast Buffet)

Where: Queen City Club 331 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH 45203

Fee: Chapter Members $25 Non-Members $35

Dr. Jeanne Holmes is an experienced human resource management professional and university professor with more than 20 years of experience in industries ranging from banking and insurance to technology and manufacturing. Jeanne specializes in helping organizations predict and prepare for risk involving their employees and organizational strategies. Using her expertise in People Analytics, Employee Relations issues, and Diversity & Inclusion, she advises with the goal of helping clients strategically manage their talent pool in ways that maximize organizational effectiveness.

How to Register and Pay Via Credit Card: Please register on the Chapter Website by March 18, 2020 with the number of reservations you need.

UC Blue Ash College presents PATH, Speakers Series Networking or Not Working....You Choose

Laurence Jones, President of RiskVersity, will speak of the importance of networking for success in your personal, academic and professional lives. Mr. Jones will share his path and offer tips for student success.

Tuesday, November 26, 12:20pm - 1:30pm in Muntz 170

To RSVP, click HERE!

Cincinnati: class: Capital for Construction: Insurance Requirements & Bonding

Thursday, Sep 19 11:00 AM to 1:30 AM

ECDI has partnered with Laurence Jones of Riskversity to present Insurance Requirements and Risk Management for subcontractors. Insurance & Bonding is necessary to cover any claims or losses for which the contractor or vendor may be responsible. All subcontractors must procure, pay for, and maintain the required insurance coverage for the entire term of the purchase agreement or contract. All insurance policies are subject to the approval, so it is essential to understand what is needed before bid opportunities. The size and scope of the contract and the potential risk exposures involved will dictate the minimum limits of coverage required.

To attend or for more information, click here!

GUEST SPEAKER - Christopher Holmes

TOPIC - Supportive Housing - Sponsored IREM NC Piedmont Chapter

September 18th, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Christopher Holmes is a native of Charleston, SC. After changing majors from Computer Engineering to Actuarial Mathematics, he graduated from the University of SC.  While in Columbia he met his wife of 12 years, Jeanne. He and their son, Christopher II, have been NC residents for nearly 5 years. In addition to his public service he manages two small businesses.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Dr. Jeanne Holmes will be attending the annual conference for the Management Doctoral Student Association (MDSA: an affiliate of KPMG's PhD Project) in Boston, Massachusetts on August 8th.  Dr. Holmes will be presented with the SPIRIT CIRCLE AWARD for her mentoring of students and service to the organization. Dr. Jeanne Holmes will be a guest speaker at the Triangle Industry Liaison Group ( on September 6th in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Her topic will be "Measuring what Matters: Increase the Impact of your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts."RISKVERSITY WINS AWARDS

Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards honors Lindner's legacy
Lindner toasts graduating Business Fellows

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