JUDGES TO PICK RISK MANAGER OF THE YEARPosted On: Sep. 13, 1998 12:00 AM CST
Nominations for the 1999 Business Insurance Risk Manager of the Year and Risk Management Honor Roll, to be named in April, are due by Nov. 19.
The nominating forms and instructions are available now from Business Insurance's Chicago office.
The 1999 honoree will be the 22nd person to receive this honor.
Business Insurance created the Risk Manager of the Year competition in 1977, on its 10th anniversary of publication, to recognize outstanding risk management practices. The first award was presented in 1978.
In 1981, Business Insurance created the Risk Management Honor Roll to recognize outstanding achievements in risk management in different types of employment categories.
Ten independent judges from all sectors of the risk management profession and the insurance industry will select the 1999 Business Insurance Risk Manager of the Year and the Risk Management Honor Roll.
The honorees are selected based on the judges' assessments of the risk managers' programs as detailed in their nominations.
The 10 judges who will select next year's honorees include the 1998 Risk Manager of the Year, the three members of the 1998 Risk Management Honor Roll, two insurance company executives, two insurance brokerage executives, a risk management consultant and an insurance educator.
The judges for the 1999 awards are:
* John E. Cay III, chief executive officer of Palmer & Cay Inc. in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Cay is serving on the panel for the first time, representing insurance brokers.
* Helen I. Doerpinghaus, associate professor of insurance at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Doerpinghaus is serving on the panel for the first time, representing insurance educators.
* Brian Duperreault, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hamilton, Bermuda-based ACE Ltd. He is serving on the panel for the second time, representing stock insurance companies.
* James E. Green, risk manager of Justin Industries, a diversified manufacturer based in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Green is a member of the 1998 Risk Management Honor Roll.
* Philip J. Grewar, director-risk management branch of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Mr. Grewar is the 1998 Risk Manager of the Year.
* Mark L. Hubbard, vp-risk/human resource management at Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center in Loma Linda, Calif. Mr. Hubbard is a member of the 1998 Risk Management Honor Roll.
* Edward Molloy, director-corporate risk management at Aetna Inc. in Hartford, Conn. He is a member of the 1998 Risk Management Honor Roll.
* Shivan S. Subramaniam, chairman, president and CEO of Allendale Mutual Insurance Co. Mr. Subramaniam is serving on the panel for the first time, representing mutual insurers.
* Arvid R. Tillmar, chairman and CEO of T.E. Brennan & Co. in Milwaukee. Mr. Tillmar is serving on the panel for the first time, representing risk management consultants.
* Frank C. Witthun, president and chief executive officer of Acordia Inc. in Indianapolis. He is serving on the panel for the second time, representing insurance brokers.
The judges score each of the candidates on 10 criteria (see related story). The candidate with the highest score after the judging is completed is named Risk Manager of the Year. Then, the remaining nominees are separated by employment category:
* Corporations with sales exceeding $300 million.
* Corporations with sales of less than $300 million.
* Government entities.
* Tax-exempt or non-profit institutions.
* Financial institutions.
* Self-insurance funds and pools.
The highest-scoring candidate in each of the categories not represented by the Risk Manager of the Year is eligible to be named to the Risk Management Honor Roll, subject to the judges' discretion.
The 1999 honorees will be announced in the April 12, 1999, issue of Business Insurance, which will coincide with the annual Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. conference April 11-16 in Dallas.
To be nominated, a candidate need not handle risk management functions full time, but he or she must be a full-time employee of the organization for which he or she directs the risk management program.
A candidate can be nominated by anyone familiar with the candidate's work. For example, any employee or group of employees may nominate the organization's risk manager. A broker, insurer, consultant or other service supplier can nominate a client. And a risk manager can nominate a colleague.
In addition to the completed nominating forms outlining the candidate's accomplishments, each nomination must include a letter from the sponsor nominating the candidate and a letter of endorsement by an executive of the candidate's organization, who may be the candidate's superior or any higher officer. The letter must certify the accuracy of the information submitted in the nomination.
All nominations will be kept in the strictest confidence, with only the honored candidates' names announced.
To request a nomination form, contact Karen Tucker, assistant to the publisher, Business Insurance, 740 N. Rush St., Chicago, Ill. 60611-2590; 312-649-5319.