Risk Management | Insurance & Benefits Administration

Profile

Thirty-seven years' experience in the field of risk management, insurance, and benefits administration:

  • Personally developed risk management programs for nonprofits (including churches, schools [K-12, college], summer camps, conventions, etc.) using traditional risk management modalities and with an enterprise-wide mentality and approach; techniques employed effectively eliminated or transferred risks, reduced insurance premiums, reduced the frequency and severity of losses, and improved productivity
  • Developed and administered, with and without staff, benefit programs, including 403(b), Section 125 cafeteria plans, and group and voluntary life plans; monitored relevant state and federal regulations and compliance
  • Handled, with and without staff, day-to-day administration of self-insured and fully insured health plans; monitored relevant state and federal regulations and compliance
  • Developed national insurance program (750-vehicle fleet, aircraft, real and personal property [including fine arts] in excess of $100 million, numerous liability exposures), and benefits administration for organizations ranging from 25 to 2,000-plus employees
  • Acquired and maintained all insurance coverages (general liability, media liability, directors & officers liability, foreign liability, aviation, specialty risks, property coverages [and managed claims for same], workers' compensation [insured and self-insured]), employment practices liability, etc.
  • Conducted employee orientations; coordinated benefits-related education and communication
  • Member of HR teams, safety teams
  • Worked directly with corporate counsel on contract reviews and employee-related issues

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (member and past president of public speaking clubs; college-level guest lecturer on insurance and risk management topics).
  • Thorough and analytical approach to problem solving. Creative, resourceful.
  • Proficient computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing, and graphic presentations; production of manuals, reports and studies; development of risk management information systems; creative writing.

Experience

Church of God, an International Community

Risk Manager, Insurance & Benefits Administrator
5/1/98 – present (part-time)

United Church of God, an International Association

Risk Manager, Insurance & Benefits Administrator,
9/2/96 – 12/31/12

Risk Management Consultant

7/1/95 – present

Stan Ruland Insurance Services

Director, Risk Management Services,
1/1/95 – 6/30/95

  • Developed risk management consulting services for existing benefits client base
  • Brokered property/casualty insurance (CA licensed property/casualty broker, 1995 – present)

Worldwide Church of God

Risk & Insurance Manager,
5/13/80 – 12/31/94

Professional Education

Associate in Risk Management (ARM), 1993

  • Insurance Institute of America

Continuing Education Classes (ongoing)

  • Insurance Institute of America
  • Insurance Education Association
  • Surplus Lines Association of California

Awards

Cristy Award, 1993

  • Received the Risk and Insurance Management Society's (RIMS) award for achieving that year's highest cumulative score nationwide on graduate-level examinations leading to the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation

Associations

Risk and Insurance Management Society (Los Angeles Chapter)