2017 Risk All Stars

The 2017 Risk All Stars

Creativity, perseverance and passion distinguish the winners of the 2017 Risk All Star award.
By: | September 12, 2017

Sharp Instincts

Gillian Cummings-Beck: Director, Insurance & Risk Management, Chico’s FAS Inc.

Chico’s risk manager wasn’t afraid to change important relationships.


Captives, Writ Larger

Courtney Claflin: Executive Director, captive programs, University of California

The University of California’s Courtney Claflin is putting on a clinic in captive management.


Seeking Clarity

Faith Cring: Director, Engineering, Environmental, Safety and Insurance, Growmark Inc.

Faith Cring makes sure she educates underwriters about her agricultural cooperative’s risks. She also insists on complete transparency.


The Right Connections

Michelle Bennett: Director of Risk Management, Cable One

Cable One’s Michelle Bennett is very good at forming relationships, both inside and outside of her company.


The Right Formula for Claims Closure

Kevin Moss: Director, Casualty Insurance and Risk, Michelin North America Inc.

With diligent prep work and high emotional intelligence, Kevin Moss cut Michelin’s outstanding reserves nearly in half.


Seeing Opportunity in Expansion

Steve Richards: Director Claims & Litigation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Steve Richards masterfully recalibrated Coca-Cola’s workers’ comp program when the company rapidly added 25 locations and thousands of new employees.


Risk Management in Memory Care

Frank Russo: Senior Vice President, risk and legal affairs, Silverado Senior Living

Frank Russo integrated risk management throughout his company, building a strong and collaborative risk culture.


The Ergonomic Evaluator

Joseph Mazza: Director of Risk Management and ADA Coordinator, MiraCosta College

Joseph J. Mazza has cut repetitive motion workers’ comp claims in half by training in ergonomics.


A Friend of the Business

Simon Argent: Senior Vice President, Head of Credit Risk Management, XL Catlin

XL Catlin’s Simon Argent leads a team that is giving insurance business leaders much better insight into their credit and country risks.


Persistence Pays Off

Wallace Jones: Director, Global Benefits & Insurance, Ashley Furniture Industries

Wallace Jones achieved double-digit premium reductions for Ashley Furniture by educating senior leaders and implementing changes over a four-year period.


Standing Up and Standing Out

Dan Holden: Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance, Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America’s Dan Holden advocated for a disaster recovery system that is now being implemented internationally.


Unbridled Passion

Zach Finn: Director, Davey Risk Management and Insurance program, Butler University

Butler University’s Zach Finn is tackling the risk management talent shortage head-on.


Building on the Power of Appreciation

Tim Liberty: Senior Claims Consultant, Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Leveraging the adage “You catch more flies with honey,” Tim Liberty is giving his growing company a distinct competitive advantage.

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