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Risk managers assess 2014 Innovation Awards entries

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All of the entries for the 2014 Business Insurance Innovation Awards were reviewed by an independent panel of judges, all of whom are risk management professionals.

The judges assessed the entries based on five criteria: The entry demonstrates originality in serving the needs of professional risk managers; the product or service is relevant to the core concerns of risk managers; the entry's effectiveness in solving one or more problems in the risk management process of identifying, assessing/analyzing, controlling and/or financing risk; the presentation of the product or service in terms of its ease of use and understanding; and the results achieved when implemented by risk managers.

The judges scored each entry, and the 10 highest-scoring entries were selected as 2014 Innovation Awards winners.

Julie A. Bean

Risk manager

The Duchossois Group Inc.

Ron Cooley

Director of risk management

W.W. Grainger Inc.

Richard Rabs

Vice president of insurance and risk

Veolia Environnement North America

Terry Sampson

Director of risk management

The Art Institute of Chicago

Stephan Upshaw

Vice president of risk management

Equity Residential

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