About RMA

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 1,900 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the association by 18,500 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Interested in getting involved with RMA and this Chapter? Go to www.rmahq.org/membership to find out how.

RMA Board Members

President                              Aadila Dell'Oro

Vice President                      Nathalie Davy

Treasurer                              Colleen Woods

Secretary                              Renée Baudry

Membership Chair                Devon Kirkwood

Programs Chair                    Colin Zhong

Young Professional Chair    Charles Gonzales

Women in Finance Char      Allison Pell

Communication Chair          Michelle Lepp

Education Chair                   vacant

Past President                     Rob Fleischaker

General Board Members

Joe Healey
Anthony Costanzo
Julie Ediger
Walter Ajogbor

Chapter Events

YP Young Professionals - Meet & Connect Virtually/ Drinks After Work
This event caters to professionals with ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE (bankers, accountants, lawyers, appraisers, and those dealing directly with commercial business clients).

 Topics include but are not limited :

  • How have you been thriving through this pandemic?
  • What are you looking forward to most once this pandemic is over?
  • How effective have the government programs been and how can we further help our clients during this pandemic?
  • RMA misses seeing each of one you in person. What has your experience been like attending our events over the past few years and is there anything new you like to see going forward?
Please RSVP at our EventBrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rma-young-professionals-meet-connect-webex-event-tickets-149213584849 on or before Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.  Space is limited to 100, so register today!

Past Events

Real Estate Market Update
RMA Women in Finance presents: Virtual Coffee Chat 2.0
  • Date: Wednesday, February 24th
  • Time: 10am
  • Event included breakout discussions on two main topics:
    • Diversity and Inclusion - What is an ally and what steps can I take to become one?
    • Covid Silver Linings - What positive changes have I implemented that I plan to continue post-pandemic?
  • Location: Hosted online through Webex
Economic Update
  • Presented by: Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC
  • Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2020
  • Location: Hosted online through Webex
  • Time: 9:00-10:00am CST
  • Sponsored by: Cushman Wakefield Stevenson

RMA Women in Finance presents: Virtual Coffee Chat
Event agenda includes breakout room discussions on the following topics:

  • virtual relationship building/ networking
  • best practices for working from home
  • finding balance in a new normal
  • managing risk and uncertainty

Date: November 18
Time: 10:00-10:45 AM Central Time   
Location: Virtual event hosted by Webex

RMA has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of our members is our primary concern.  Given the potential risks associated with COVID-19, we have restricted all in-person gatherings and events until further notice.

RMA has developed a members-only, free resource center in response to COVID-19. Its purpose is to help you and your organization respond to the challenges of the pandemic.  Access it here: https://landing.rmahq.org/coronavirusresourcecenter.

It includes:

  • A members-only blog providing market intelligence that sheds light on how financial institutions are managing pandemic planning risks in various ways
  • Pandemic Planning checklist
  • Recommended internal and external communication protocols
  • Articles, podcasts and updates from government agencies
  • Pandemic Planning webinars: https://landing.rmahq.org/riskreadiness/webinar-extras-2284R-358068.html
    • and more

Don't forget to renew your annual membership a http://www.rmahq.org/membership-types/ .

label,blue,newBreakfast Meeting location: Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Avenue

Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $20 Members / $35 Non-Members (includes buffet breakfast)
RSVP: Nathalie Davy, Nathalie.Davy@td.com

If you are interested in being a Keynote Speaker, please contact Aadila Dell'Oro at adelloro@shaw.ca .

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Watch for upcoming details regarding the RMA Young Professionals and RMA Women in Finance events throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to expand your business network by meeting other professionals!


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Pitblado COVID-19 Resources: https://www.pitblado.com/covid-19  

The Manitoba 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.

Credit Analysis Competition

The North Central Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA) recently held their 5th annual Credit Analysis Competition at the Dakota Medical Foundation’s Event Center in Fargo, ND. Nine teams participated in this year’s Competition. The teams were made up of college students with an interest in the financial institution industry and who are enrolled in finance or banking courses at their respective schools. 

Final results of the Competition saw the groups performing very well. In the end, the team from the University of Manitoba put together a solid performance that pushed them into a first-place finish, for the second year in a row! Congratulations!