Riskonnect Webinar

Riskonnect Webinar

Back by Popular Demand:

Riskonnect Webinar

with Special Guest Chris Thorn from SouthWest Airlines


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Get out of the RMIS Box:

Expect nothing less

than a Risk Management Work Platform

Tuesday, September 9
1:00 pm ET

Traditional and legacy risk management information systems (RMIS) are notoriously limited in capabilities, yet today’s risk management function has significantly more demands than in years past. Needs from all levels of the organization relating to risk management, internally and externally, have evolved. Risk professionals deserve technology that empowers them to do their job better, faster and with greater accuracy. In this webinar, hear from an industry leader, Chris Thorn, Executive Director, Risk Advisory, Southwest Airlines, about how his team is using a complete suite of client-empowering risk management automation tools and the resulting successes within his organization.

Your risk technology should encourage and enable teams to communicate and collaborate within and across departments, as well as with third parties. Is your organization only using RMIS for limited information and reports? Or is your organization benefiting from a single work platform, used by risk managers, safety professionals, HR, legal, finance, brokers, TPAs and many others?

Meet The Panel:

Chris ThornChris Thorn:  Senior Manager of Payments & Risk

Chris Thorn is the Senior Manager of Payments & Risk at Southwest Airlines Co. His responsibilities encompass overseeing the Company’s risk management program, procuring insurance coverage, and complex commercial aviation claims handling. Chris’ approach to building and expanding Southwest’s core value is through teamwork– whether it’s across the hall or across the country. His efforts to prevent and mitigate risk are recognized within the commercial aviation and insurance industries where he was featured in the March 2012 cover story for Risk & Insurance. His innovative risk strategies have been written about in Business Insurance and National Underwriter. Chris is a CPA and holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. He has been with Southwest since 1996. Chris has served on the board of directors for a nonprofit charity, Metro Relief and his church, Horizons Church of The Colony. He and his wife live in Carrollton, Texas, and have three children.


KellyBartonKelly Barton:  Vice President, Operations

Kelly Barton, Vice President of Operations, leads Riskonnect’s operations, marketing and communications efforts. She has 20 years of experience building and managing marketing and communications for rapidly growing entrepreneurial and publicly traded companies. She leads a dedicated team, focused on maintaining high standards of innovation and client satisfaction.  She provides high-level organizational leadership, sets new standards and improves operational policies and procedures. Her specialties include product expansion and roll-out, utilization of cutting-edge technology to market and grow companies, website development, SEO and demand and lead generation programs to name a few.

Previously, Barton was Vice President of Communications and Product Marketing at Metro Networks, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westwood One, Inc. Westwood One is the largest provider of audio content in the United States. Barton has also advised other entrepreneurial start-ups including Nihon Traffic Network in Tokyo, Japan and Australian Traffic Network in Sydney, Australia. Barton’s expertise in raising capital and program development for not-for-profit organizations has become a model for other not-for-profit groups nationwide.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from Berry College.