Announcing the Complete List of 2020 Risk All Star Winners

The 2020 Risk All Stars are working hard to make people safer — the higher purpose of insurance and risk management. Here are this year's risk managers who deployed their passion, perseverance and creativity and made a massive difference for their companies.
By: | September 1, 2020

Managing Merger Risk Through Any Storm

Nermine Demopoulos, VP, risk management, insurance, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

This risk professional tackled an acquisition that doubled the value of her organization as well as the organization’s risk exposure.

Focusing on the Facts

Chris Dunlap, vice president of risk services, HUB International

In a world where misinformation can be spread alongside a pandemic, this risk manager created a plan that stuck to the facts.

Cyber Risk’s Biggest Threat

Antonio ‘Tony’ Faria, chief information security officer, FM Global

This chief information security officer streamlined cyber security by using a single team to evaluate risk rather than breaking up third-party and internal technology reviews.

Every Performer’s Biggest Safety Ally 

Vincent Foderingham, vice president of risk management, Feld Entertainment

This VP of risk management used claims data to determine what injuries performers faced and brought on an athletic trainer to address their root causes.

Unlocking the Key to Better Risk Management

Dave Glasser, vice president, Moss & Associates, Fort Lauderdale

This two-time Risk All Star helped revamp his company’s warranty/quality department to better meet the growing needs of the businesses they service.

Safety in an Era of Unprecedented Gun Violence

Shannon Hojnowski, assistant manager, safety and insurance, Anne Arundel County Gov.

By taking a page right out of the U.S. military’s book on safety procedures, this risk manager took a tragedy and found a way to empower employees moving forward.

Pandemic Risk, Meet ‘Mr. Coronovirus’

Michael Lubben, director, global risk management, Henry Crown and Company

COVID-19 certainly brought its fair share of unknowns for businesses, but this director of global risk management knew what it took to help companies succeed.

Utilizing Nurse Triage’s Prime Position to Cut Costs

Kurt Leisure, vice president of risk services and asset protection, The Cheesecake Factory

This restaurant chain risk manager is constantly looking for ways to improve, grow and innovate the risk management programs in place.

Changing the Risk Dynamic 

Rumbi Masamvu, senior risk manager, AXA XL

Diligent and insightful monitoring of emerging risks allows carriers to advise their underwriters, to adjust coverage and pricing and to take precautions to minimize losses. For AXA XL, this senior risk manager makes this process a cinch.

Finding Solutions for the Talent Crisis

Douglas May, head of property claims, North America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

When Swiss Re brought on its Canadian claims team as part of the North American team, this risk manager found a way to keep claims local.

Protecting Society’s Most Vulnerable from COVID

Dr. Albert Munanga, regional director of health and wellness, Era Living

This health director’s hyper-focus on safety, efficiency and transparency has helped one senior living community through the pandemic relatively unscathed.

Understanding Claims Data to Keep Workers Safe

Jeff Strege, senior director of risk management, Sysco

This senior director of risk management at Sysco saw untapped potential in the company’s vast stores of claims data that could enable earlier identification of and intervention in potentially complex cases.

A Workers’ Comp Team with a Winning Approach

Joe Molloy, VP of workerforce safety; Cris Balamaci, AVP of workers’ compensation, Northwell Health

This risk team expertly handled COVID-related workers’ comp claims in New York as the pandemic raged on.

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