About The Chapter

The Chicago Chapter, like all RMA chapters, is organized and run by volunteer members. We strongly encourage current or prospective members to become involved in shaping the future direction of the chapter by contacting any of the current officers or committee chairs. We would also be happy to discuss the many benefits that can be derived from membership in RMA.

Join RMA and the Chicago Chapter

Join us in celebrating 100 Years!

Over the past century, RMA has adapted to and with the industry we serve. However, our core ideals and our commitment to members, customers, and vendors has remained steadfast.Your partnership has allowed us to thrive for 100 years—a noteworthy milestone to be sure.

We thank you for the role you have played and invite you to take part in the Centennial
through this site.

Explore the interactive timeline; reveal RMA’s archives in the one-of-a-kind art piece; immerse yourself in the RMA story; eavesdrop on what people are saying about us; meet our Centennial ambassador, Flat Robby, and follow his adventure; and celebrate with us through photos, contests, and fun facts.



Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association, whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has approximately 2,500 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the association by 16,000 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

2014-2015 Annual Statement Studies Submissions
Deadline:  Friday, July 11, 2014
Send submissions to studies@rmahq.org
Click here for more information.

Chapter Events

The RMA Chicago Chapter invites you to...
Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
Food - Fun - Networking
 All in one great event!
Plan now to attend a full night of networking and fun at Wrigley Field:

 Located at 1060 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL

 Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Reception at O'Malley's Liquor Kitchen 
     located at 3551 N. Sheffield Ave*
7:05 PM - Game Time! Chicago Cubs vs.San Diego Padres

 *Tickets and Cubs Cash will be provided at the O'Malley's reception. 
Cubs cash can be redeemed for food and refreshments at the game.


Registration deadline is July 11, 2014


The Chicago Chapter of the 
Risk Management Association
invites you to...
White Collar Crimes
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time: 7:45 - 8:30 am - Continental Breakfast
  8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentations from Speakers
9:45 - 10:00 am - Brief Q&A with presenters
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
"Illinois Room"
   230 S. LaSalle, Chicago
(secure check-in required)
Featured Speakers:
Scott Mendeloff, Esq.
- Greenberg Traurig
Deanna Wilner, MS, CFE
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Amy Engelston, CPA, CFE, RPLU
- Plante Moran, PLLC

Non-Member $45
Member $35


Registration Deadline is August 6, 2014


Additional Education Opportunities
in Chicago:

(click on link for full information)

Commercial Real Estate Lending Forum

June 24, 2014 - June 25, 2014
Chicago, IL                       Event#: 303602-14


A timely discussion of current issues in commercial real estate lending including trends in new loan production loan workouts and restructures, appraisal issues, the permanent finance market, and a round table discussion with a senior representative from the regulatory agencies.



Health Care Lending Forum

June 26, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Chicago, IL

Event#: 308902-14


Forum Overview: Stay up to date through the ongoing health care reform debate by attending RMA’s annual Health Care Lending Forum. This timely forum provides lenders and other credit professionals with the latest on government health care reform initiatives and the potential impact on the health care provider community.



If you are not a RMA Member and would like to take advantage of the lower rates, please send us an email at RMAChicagoMembership@gmail.com

Feel free to contact Michael for additional information:

Chicago Chapter Education Chair:
Michael Shelley

Downers Grove, IL

Cosponsored Training

What's New

The Risk Management Association:
Credit Risk Certification

Validate your skills with the only recognized professional designation for credit and lending professionals

Why Should I Become a CRC?

In today's rapidly changing financial services industry, credit and lending professionals will continue to play a critical role in shaping the risk profile of their respective institutions. The CRC is the only recognized professional designation for credit and lending professionals, and earning it gives you added credibility among colleagues and clients alike. As a credentialed risk professional through RMA, you demonstrate a commitment to the credit risk industry and a level of industry knowledge that has been recognized by an objective, outside organization. 

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