Amalgamated Family of Companies SVP and General Counsel Ellen R. Dunkin, Esq. Named to the Board of Directors of RIMS
January 11, 2017
The Amalgamated Family of Companies (White Plains, NY), announced today that Ellen R. Dunkin, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, has been named to the Board of Directors of RIMS (www.rims.org). Dunkin, who has been an active member of the international organization, is the outgoing President and Director of RIMS New York Chapter, having served in various capacities since 2009.
RIMS is a not-for-profit organization representing over 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. The organization is dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries.
At Amalgamated, Dunkin is responsible for legal counsel, regulatory compliance and interactions with New York State and various insurance departments, and oversight of all contracts. She also heads the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program and committee, and works with the Company’s brokers on its insurance program and claims administration. Ms. Dunkin brings a proven track record in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), enterprise risk management, company financings, human resources (HR) and executive compensation.
In addition to her active involvement in RIMS, Dunkin is the 2016–2017 Secretary of the Employment & Labor Law Committee (ELLC) of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), 2012–2014 Chair of the Programming Subcommittee of the ELLC, and an active participant in ACC’s Compliance Committee, among other professional affiliations. She has addressed ACC’s Annual Meeting on multiple occasions covering such topics as: “Putting Your Insurance Program Out to Bid,” “Insurance, Risk Management and Captive Insurance Companies,” “No One Thought This Could Happen: Crisis Management in Non-Profits,” and “The General Counsel as Risk Manager.” She also serves as a mentor through the Young Risk Professionals Committee of the New York Chapter of RIMS.
Dunkin earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany (Albany, NY), where she graduated cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law (Jamaica, NY), where she served as Associate Editor of the Law Review and earned Dean’s List honors. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
She resides in Larchmont, NY.
About The Amalgamated Family of Companies
The Amalgamated Family of Companies, based in White Plains, NY, has its roots dating back to 1943 when the Amalgamated Life Insurance Company was founded to provide for the financial well-being of working men and women. Today, Amalgamated Life offers a broad range of insurance solutions including group life, disability coverage, accidental death and dismemberment, medical stop-loss insurance and voluntary benefits. Through its affiliates, including the Amalgamated Agency, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm; AliCare, a third-party administrator; AliCare Medical Management, a care management solution provider; and AliGraphics, a printing and graphics firm, the organization is a multi-faceted resource for many critical products and services.