2015 Winners List
2015 Risk All Stars
Angeli Mancuso: On a Mission to Revitalize (+Responsibility Leader)
Manager, Employee Health & Safety, Cottage Health System
By getting the board of directors behind a goal to decrease patient-handling injuries, Angeli Mancuso has improved employees’ quallity of life.
Timothy Fischer: With Military Precision (+Responsibility Leader)
Chief Risk Officer, BWX Technologies
Tim Fischer was given nine months to address the risk implications of a sizable spin-off.
Tim Kirsch: Keeping the Budweiser Moving, Safely
Tim Kirsch overhauled his company’s safety mission, protecting drivers on the road while slashing workers’ comp claims costs.
Martin Brady: A Better Mousetrap
Executive Director, Schools Insurance Authority
The urgent need for a creative solution inspired one Risk All Star to create a unique excess casualty program with benefits on several levels.
Jennifer Cable: Composing the Grand Opera
Claims Manager, Balfour Beatty Construction
Jennifer Cable’s degree is in opera performance. She is also a risk management maestro.
Tracey Gasper: Service Centered (+Responsibility Leader)
This risk manager’s savings for her company can be measured in the millions.
Elizabeth Queen: Building a Unified Travel Program (+Responsibility Leader)
Vice President of Risk Management, Wolters Kluwer
With an existing program now spread enterprise-wide, traveling employees have an improved experience, while the company enjoys lower costs and reduced risk.
Michael D. Payne: All the Right Moves
Organizational Resilience Manager, iJET International
One Risk All Star took on the daunting challenge of quickly relocating a sprawling headquarters, and without a single moment of down time.
David Brooks: Putting ERM on Offense
SVP, ERM, head of man-made catastrophe, XL Catlin
David Brooks quantifies and manages risks across every industry and product offered by XL Catlin.
Brent Cooley: Shakespeare Minus the Tragedy (+Responsibility Leader)
Arts Health and Safety Advisor, University of California, Santa Cruz
A series of potentially high-severity events drove the push to launch a safety organization that will help keep theater students safe for years to come.
Kris Finell: Doing What Needs to Be Done
Chief Risk and Administrative Officer, Rytec Corp.
New to her position in risk management, Rytec’s Kris Finell set about correcting just about everything she could get her hands on.
Albert Fierro: The Fruits of Long, Hard Labor (+Responsibility Leader)
Director, Risk Management, AARP Andrus Insurance Fund
With decades of expertise in captive insurance, Albert Fierro was the ideal person to help AARP rein in its rising workers’ compensation costs.
Vice President, Risk Management, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
Adding role playing to training efforts helped Kimpton Hotels’ risk manager teach employees how to avoid mistakes that drive up the cost of claims.
Todd Chirillo: Turning Risk Inside Out
Director, Cash & Risk Management and Global Real Estate, Treasury, Meritor
Treasury now drives risk management throughout Meritor’s business units, thanks to the efforts of Todd Chirillo.
Jeannie Garner: A Firm Hand at the Wheel
Director of Insurance and Financial Services, Florida League of Cities
Florida’s insurance pool members can rest easy that, thanks to Jeannie Garner’s initiative, they can bounce back in the face of severe storms.
Amanda Lagatta: Making It Work
Group Manager, Insurance, Target
When staff reductions and organizational change made strong leadership imperative, Amanda Lagatta rose to the challenge.