Posted on: 5/7/2007

Sarah Perry, ARM, Elected 2007-2008 President-Elect

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2007-2008 president-elect and new board members.


Sarah Perry, ARM, has been elected president-elect--a position she will hold until June 2008, at which time she will become PRIMA president. Most recently, Perry served as a director on PRIMA’s board. Perry is the risk manager for the City of Columbia in Missouri. She has spent 10 years in public entity risk management and nearly 30 years in insurance, loss control, and related fields.


Active in the Association for 10 years, Perry has served as PRIMA’s Annual Conference committee chair as well as participated in the Education and PRIMA Institute committees. Perry also held key positions within the PRIMA Missouri chapter including president. She currently sits on the board of the Missouri chapter.


“I am honored to be PRIMA’s 2007-2008 president-elect,” said Perry. “I look forward to giving back to an organization from which I have received so much. I hope to offer the kind of knowledge, support and wonderful networking that has made my success as a public entity risk manager possible.”


PRIMA members also elected the following members to three-year terms as directors, beginning in June of 2007:

  • Cindy Barnette, AIC, CWCP, ARM, Risk Manager
    City of Gainesville, Gainesville, GA
  • Mary Sue Linville, ALCM, ARM-P, Director of Risk Management
    Washington Schools Risk Management Pool


“With the selection of its newest president-elect and directors, members of PRIMA have shown their commitment to maintaining a highly skilled and experienced board,” said Executive Director Lisa Lopinsky, CAE. “Sarah Perry, along with Cindy Barnette and Mary Sue Linville, will bring additional risk management expertise to our highly qualified association leadership.”


Returning to the 2007-2008 PRIMA board of directors are:

  • William C. Kostner, MBA, ARM-P (President), Risk Manager
    City of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Katharine M. Peeling, CPCU, ARM (Past President), Risk Management Specialist
    Office of Insurance Management, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD
  • Ron Hayes, Risk Manager
    Calcasieu Parish School Board, Lake Charles, LA 
  • Bill Mason, CPCU, ARM-P, Risk Manager
    City of Sunrise, Sunrise, FL
  • Laura Peterson, JD, MPA, State Risk Manager/ Agency General Counsel
    State of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Linda Spacek, CPM, CGBA, Asst. Director of Human Resource/Risk Manager
    City of San Marcos, San Marcos, TX




The Association’s mission is to promote effective risk management in the public interest as an essential component of public administration. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, PRIMA is the largest risk management association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector. PRIMA’s membership is made up of more than 2,000 entities in over 1,800 jurisdictions.



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