Author Archives: Deb Dahlby

About Deb Dahlby

Deb is a director within the RMS client training team with overall responsibility for the CCRA Training Program and designation. During her 10 years with RMS, Deb has been a passionate advocate for the development of the CCRA Training Program and the continued success of the designation, using her experience in the catastrophe modeling industry to engage participants. Prior to joining RMS, Deb spent 12 years in the industry within catastrophe modeling and analytics roles, working for reinsurance intermediaries. Deb holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Gustavus Adolphus College. She also holds the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe™) designation and the CCRA designation.

CCRA: 500 and Counting…

In terms of news events, October 28, 2005 maybe wasn’t that eventful. It was National Chocolate Day in the U.S. – an obvious cause for celebration. But for 32 RMS clients sitting in conference rooms in RMS offices as far apart as Hackensack, NJ, through to Tokyo, history was about to be made. After extensive road testing using RMS employees, these 32 brave individuals were the first clients to take the RMS Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst (CCRA®) exam. Nineteen passed the exam and became our first client CCRA designees.

Fast forward 13 years and 59 training program sessions later, to April 27, 2017 when the most recent CCRA exam was held at five global RMS offices. This exam sitting became a milestone in itself. As of the April 27 exam, we can celebrate passing the 500-designee mark and now have an alumnus of 505 CCRA designees.

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