Rene’ Murata selected as Top Female Executive by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

SPRING, TX – 20 Sep, 2017 – Rene’ Murata, President & CEO of Risk Integrity Safety Knowledge, Inc  aka (RISK) has been selected for the Top Female Executive Award for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities.  These are truly incredibly talented women who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success in a male dominated industry!

Rene was also selected by IAOTP as Top Executive of the Year in Risk Management for 2017 for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the field.  She will be honored at IAOTP’s 2017 Annual Award Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park NYC for both distinctions:

Rene’ is being recognized for her decade of professional experience as a Process Safety Consultant and for her talented, dynamic, results-driven leadership. She has demonstrated success not only with RISK, but also with every company with whom she has worked. She has provided visionary leadership in the highly competitive Gas, Oil, Chemical and Petrochemical consulting industries which are male dominated fields.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated “Choosing Rene’ for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She has extraordinary knowledge, talent and countless accomplishments, and she has provided visionary leadership in a very male dominated industry.  She is a positive leader and role model and we know we will definitely be seeing more amazing things from this woman and cannot wait to spend time with her at the gala.”

Rene’ Murata first began her career as an Assistant Engineer for an electrical firm in their Research and Development Department, where one of her tasks involved developing internal policies and procedures. Several years later, she relocated to California with her husband and took a position as an Administrative Assistant working in a refinery before being promoted to Engineering Assistant turned Assistant Engineer. It was during that time that she became educated on Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Shortly after starting her career as a Process Safety Consultant in the gas, oil, chemical, and petrochemical industries, Rene’ left the company with which she was working and started her own company.  There, she began to develop a cooperative based business model, focusing on cross-training and mentoring for all employees. She serves as Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Risk Integrity Safety Knowledge, Inc. and has opened two offices in Spring, Texas and Santa Cruz, California.  In addition to the two locations in the US, she has opened R.I.S.K. Consulting, LTDA., in Sao Paulo Brazil, where they offer the same technical services.  With her language skills in Portuguese and Spanish, she wishes to help expand awareness of process safety management in countries outside the United States. 

The industries in which RISK works have the potential to have serious, life threatening incidents. It is because of Rene’s strong belief that everyone can and should go home to their loved ones that she has worked to create a company that embodies RISK’s mission statement “At RISK, Inc. our mission is to meet our customer’s expectations with the highest integrity, through our professional and personal conduct; where we educate and assist them in the development, deployment and maintenance of their process safety programs. We strive to help all our customers find innovative solutions that reduce risk and improve the overall safety and reliability of their operation.

As CEO of a small firm, Rene’s key responsibilities include a wide variety of things.  First, she works with the U.S. manager, mentoring him in his new role as manager to ensure his success and assure their alliance in vision for the company. Next, she works with the Marketing department to identify potential new clients and areas in which to expand.  She also works with the Quality Assurance (QA)/ Training department to ensure procedures are in place to QA all facilitator’s work, including hers, and proper training and mentoring for all employees has been identified and completed.  Next, she works with clients to expand their understanding of PSM and RMP.  Finally, she herself, works as a facilitator, conducting hazard and risk assessments and providing technical expertise in process safety and risk management.  Within her role as a facilitator, she has developed and provided training and safety guidance to onshore facilities in Brazil, China, and throughout the United States. 

Rene’ has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the field.  In 2015 she was selected as Outstanding Professional of the Year with Oxford Who’s Who.  In 2016 she was featured in Women of Distinction Magazine and for 2017 selected as Top Executive of the Year in Risk Management by the International Association of Top Professionals. For 2018 she has a 4 page feature in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. Rene’ is also an active member of Center for Chemical Process Safety and American Institute of Chemical Engineers and she participates annually in several events to support her industry and community. She is also a member of Pink Petro, an organization striving to support women in the Gas, Oil, Chemical and Petro-Chemical industries.

Rene’s experiences while building RISK, Inc., led her to start another business venture, CEO Essence, applying conscious structure to heart based business. With CEO Essence, she has begun coaching women in the development and expansion of their businesses.  Her focus is to help women understand how to tap into their intuitive selves and combine that with traditional business concepts in order to develop a strong CEO presence that will help them succeed in any business environment. 

Finally, while working in Brazil, she met and partnered with Brazilian designer, Salvatore Laureano in the creation of RM Essence.  Together, they are working on a line of fashionable business attire for women featuring clothing designed with organic, environmental and animal friendly materials. 

Rene’ holds a BA in Applied Physics and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Southern Oregon University, as well as a Master of Business in Global Enterprise Management from Jones International University.

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IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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