Risk & Insurance
Who We Are
Risk & Insurance® covers the people, stories and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance.
What We Do
Some people think of risk management and commercial insurance as staid and dull. Even some insurance executives believe their industry is inferior to the power of Wall Street or innovation of Silicon Valley.
That’s where we come in.
We see Risk as the most pervasive challenge facing business leaders. The world is becoming ever more interconnected and developed while the speed of technological innovation increases and societal unrest grows. The result is the proliferation of new risks at an almost incalculable rate, global turmoil caused by regional events and the correlation of previously independent risk categories.
Without risk mitigation and transfer, primarily through insurance, our economy and society would not exist as we know it. No other profession and industry is so integral to global commerce or impacted by world events.
So what’s not to love?
Risk & Insurance® strives to identify emerging risks and mitigation strategies, while covering the fascinating people who drive the industry forward. We obsess about the myriad ways insurance plays a vital role in our economy. Our goal is to not only inform and help our readers succeed in their careers but also to inspire and motivate.
To accomplish this goal, our coverage is rooted in a set of defining principles:
- Insurance is Vital.
- Risk is Compelling.
- People Matter Most.
- Storytelling Applies.
- Creativity is Essential.
- Positive Outlook
Topics We Cover
While our approach and tone are our most important differentiators, we also provide expert coverage of core topics such as property and liability as well as the many specialties that comprise the risk management and commercial insurance universe. In addition, we are well known for covering specialized risks faced by a multitude of industries such as Energy, Transportation, Construction, Health Care, etc.
Workers’ Compensation and the large ecosystem of related specialties is an area where we particularly excel. Combined with our conference, The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo® and our dedicated micro-site, The WorkersComp Forum®, our coverage is unmatched.
Matthew Kahn ([email protected]) is the Executive Editor and Publisher of Risk & Insurance. He oversees the editorial and sales teams as well as developing new content and platform offerings. Prior to joining R&I in 2002, he worked as a management consultant and ran the office of an internet 1.0 start-up, both in NYC. Matthew graduated with a business degree from Cornell University. His best risk management lessons come from his frequent aviation experiences as a pilot.
Dan Reynolds ([email protected]) is Editor-in-Chief of Risk & Insurance®. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing the magazine’s print and online content, he is the author of Risk Scenarios. Dan is an award-winning editor and writer with more than 20 years’ experience in journalism, including positions as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Business Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Dan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mercedes Ott ([email protected]) is managing editor at Risk & Insurance® where she plans coverage of emerging risks, writes and edits content, and delivers issues on deadline. She brings to Risk & Insurance more than 15 years’ experience as an award-winning writer, editor and manager for publications that covered business, healthcare, higher education and more. Mercedes holds a master’s degree from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree from Niagara University (NY). She’s a believer that the risks one regrets are those not taken.
Roberto Ceniceros ([email protected]) is Senior Editor at Risk & Insurance® and Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo. A veteran journalist, he has reported on risk management topics and the commercial insurance industry for 19 of his 30 years as a journalist, dedicating most of that time to analyzing the workers’ comp industry and writing about the trends and events that shape it. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boise State University and a graduate degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton.
Kris Kaloupis ([email protected]) is Client Support Lead at Risk & Insurance®. She manages advertising insertion order process, digital ad placements as well as day to day administrative tasks for the entire R&I team. Kris graduated with a business administration degree from Arcadia University in 2011. Prior to joining Risk & Insurance in 2007, Kris worked in hospitality and for the parent company of R&I, LRP Publications.
Katie Dwyer ([email protected]) is an Associate Editor at Risk & Insurance®. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a degree in English, she wrote about respiratory care and sleep medicine for a medical trade magazine. Prior experience includes writing for health and fitness websites and coverage of municipal township meetings in South New Jersey.
Edward Baniak ([email protected]) is the Associate Publisher of Risk & Insurance®. In addition to managing a very successful sales territory in the Northeast and Bermuda, Edward also coordinates various operational functions at the magazine. Having started his career with R&I in 1998, he is the longest tenured team member. Edward graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in business. He currently enjoys playing goalie for a few local hockey teams, fishing, golfing, the OBX and spending time with his family.
Kristie Strout ([email protected]) is Project Manager at Risk & Insurance®. She manages the execution of all custom projects and content offerings by working closely with the sales and editorial teams. Prior to joining Risk & Insurance in 2012, she worked in the banking industry. Kristie graduated from the University of Maine in 2010 with a degree in Journalism, concentrated on Advertising.
Nate Yeagle ([email protected]) is a National Account Executive at Risk & Insurance®. He co-manages business development for the magazine. Prior to joining R&I in 2008, Nate worked in corporate sales, marketing, and business development for a number of large retail organizations. Nate graduated from St. Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia, with a Master’s in Business Administration focused in Management and an Undergraduate degree in Marketing.
Michelle Kerr ([email protected]) is an Associate Editor at Risk & Insurance®. Michelle has spent 12 years writing about workers’ compensation, safety and workplace legal issues. Over the past decade, she has served the magazine in a variety of capacities, including as the longtime coordinator of the Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Awards. Outside the office, she spends all of her time on the toughest risk management job there is: parenting an energetic wisecracking son.
Autumn Heisler ([email protected]) is a staff writer for Risk & Insurance®. She produces features, manages the Legal Spotlight page and is a content writer for Workers’ Comp Forum. Prior experience includes writing for a Philadelphia-based health care publication and as a stringer for the East Penn Press. Autumn holds a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from Widener University.