Texas Roadhouse's Patrick Sterling To Lead RIMS as 2022 President

A skeleton key lying on top of the word LEADERSHIP

January 05, 2022

A skeleton key lying on top of the word LEADERSHIP

The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) announced that Patrick Sterling, vice president of legendary people at Texas Roadhouse, will serve as the society's 2022 president. Mr. Sterling's term began January 1.

Mr. Sterling is a 34-year veteran of the restaurant industry. At Louisville, Kentucky-based Texas Roadhouse, he oversees executive and management staffing, benefits and compensation, human resource administration, risk management, asset protection, and employee relations. Before joining Texas Roadhouse in 2004, Mr. Sterling served in several leadership positions at Ruby Tuesday.

Mr. Sterling has been a RIMS member for 17 years and was actively involved with RIMS's Kentuckiana Bluegrass Chapter, as well as volunteering on the society's External Affairs, Finance and Audit, and Annual Conference Programming committees. He joined RIMS's global board of directors in 2018 and has served as the society's board secretary, treasurer, and vice president. He was a 2016 Risk Manager of the Year Honor Roll member and a "Risk Innovator" award winner in 2009.

"The risk management profession has reached a pivotal moment in its history," Mr. Sterling said in a statement. "As organizations moved quickly to address tremendous volatility and uncertainty, the value of strong risk management has never been more apparent to business leaders. It's up to us to keep this momentum going."

Other RIMS 2022 officers include Jennifer Santiago, director, risk management and safety, Wakefern Food Corp., vice president; David E. Arick, assistant treasurer, global risk management, International Paper Company, treasurer; and Kristen Peed, director of corporate risk management, CBIZ, Inc., secretary.

New RIMS board members in 2022 include Manuel Padilla, vice president, risk management & insurance, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated; and Christie Weinstein, director, risk management, Honeywell International Inc.

January 05, 2022