Workers Compensation THOUGHT LEADERS
Robert P. Hartwig is president of the Insurance Information Institute. Since joining the I.I.I. in 1998 as an economist and becoming chief economist in 1999, Dr. Hartwig has focused his work on improving understanding of key insurance issues across all industry stakeholders including media, consumers, insurers, producers, regulators, legislators and investors.
Over the past two decades, Roy A. Franco has emerged as one of the principal architects of policies and practices that define the world of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance. From his experience as director of risk management for Safeway from 1993-2010, he realized the need for greater clarity and efficiency in matters related to Medicare compliance.
Joe currently leads Aon’s U.S. Casualty Risk Consulting organization. His responsibilities include leading the more than 100 Aon consultants who focus on the development and delivery of casualty-related pre- and post-loss mitigation strategies for U.S. clients. Joe also serves on the Aon Global Risk Consulting America’s Board.
William Zachry has been the vice president of risk management for Safeway (the third largest retail grocery company in the U.S.) since 2001. He oversees Safeway's nationwide self-insured, self-administered workers' compensation program of 11 locations with 125 claims staff.
Duncan Ellis is a managing director resident in Marsh's New York office and is the leader of the U.S. property practice. Ellis oversees approximately 250 brokers handling in excess of 3,500 clients and $3 billion in premium. He is also directly involved in many of the country’s larger global risk management clients, as well as many of the smaller middle market accounts.
Christine is a principal and claims management consultant in the Boston office of Milliman. She joined the firm in 1996. Christine offers claims expertise in a wide variety of property and casualty lines of business, including workers' compensation, general liability, professional liability and property for multi-line property and casualty insurers, captives, self-insureds and risk-retention groups.
Jeff Pettegrew is the chief imagination officer at Insurance Thought Leadership. Previously, he was the first executive director/CEO of the California Self Insured Security Fund (SISF), beginning in January, 2004. He was named "Risk Manager of the Year" in 1989 by Business Insurance magazine and was the chairman of the Business Insurance National Workers Compensation Conference for nine years.
Christopher E. Mandel is SVP, strategic solutions for Sedgwick and the director of the Sedgwick Institute, where in both positions he is responsible for helping the company reach its strategic vision of serving current and evolving needs of its current and future customers as well as help lead the industry vertical to the next level and beyond.