Cindy Steele sits down with Joyce Genita, Risk Management Advisor for Becton, Dickinson and Company
Question: Where were you born and raised?
Response: I was born in the Philippines and moved to Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated from Holy Family High, an all-girls Catholic school.
Question: What are some hobbies or things you enjoy doing in your personal time?
Response: When I have free time, I enjoy crocheting; I am currently working on a blanket for my husband. I also like watching Japanese and Korean dramas on Netflix.
Question: Did you go to college? If so where? Degree/Major?
Response: I started out majoring in Pre-Law at Cal State Northridge before transferring to Valley College where I received my Associate in Arts in Economics.
Question: What is your current position / company / job title/responsibilities?
Response: I am a Risk Management Advisor at BD. My responsibilities include administering the Auto Loss Prevention Program. The program includes monitoring driving records for our 4,300 company drivers, assigning and tracking defensive driver training. I also handle insurance placements for the aviation policies and support the placements for our Cyber and our Primary Casualty programs. This includes data collection, post placement activities and vendor credentialing. I also manage the Risk Management content on our company’s Intranet.
Question: Anything you’d like to tell me about your career that might surprise us?
Response: You might be surprised that to learn, that I taught English in an after-school program for 4 years while living in Japan.
Question: How did you got started in this business; what do you like about it?
Response: I actually credit my Mom for getting me started in Risk Management. While in high school, she shared office space with the founders of Panda Express. During summer breaks, I would work there helping the Risk Manager; before too long I was working fulltime during college as a Risk Coordinator. Because I really liked law, I found Risk Management to be very closely related. I enjoyed reviewing contracts and working on claims.
Question: How long have you been a member of RIMS?
Response: I’ve been a member of RIMS since 2012 and joined the Board in 2013
Question: What committees have you served on?
Response: I’ve served on the Golf Committee and the Insurance and WC Committees
Question: Have you benefited in any way from being on the committees? And/OR, being a part of RIMS?
Response: Yes, I have benefited from being a member of RIMS. It’s a good resource for networking and gaining insight on Risk Management Best Practices and emerging risk. I also enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community.
Question: What do you like best about being on the Board?
Response: It’s a great and unique opportunity to have access to other Risk Professionals that could serve as mentors for you as you develop into your career.