Christopher E. Mandel joins Sedgwick as senior vice president, strategic
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Sedgwick announced today that
Christopher E. Mandel has joined the company as senior vice president,
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In this newly created position, Mandel will be responsible for identifying
growth and expansion opportunities driven by a clear view into the needs of
customers and future customers. In doing so, Mandel will look at the ways in
which Sedgwick can not only leverage, but influence where the industry and
markets are going and, more importantly, need to go, to provide the highest
quality customer-centric products and services that will help drive both their
success and that of the company.
Mandel brings to Sedgwick more than 30 years of insurance and large global
corporate risk management experience. He is highly renowned as an industry
thought leader and enterprise risk management (ERM) pioneer.
He is perhaps best known for his leadership role at the United States
Automobile Association (USAA), a $150 billion diversified financial services
organization serving members of the U.S. military and their families in the
areas of insurance, investments, and banking. As head of ERM, Mandel led the
design and deployment of enterprise risk management at USAA, which Standard &
Poor (S&P) rated as "excellent" and a "leader in ERM" during its five
evaluations of ERM at USAA during his tenure. Treasury and Risk magazine also
recognized USAA's ERM program when it bestowed the Alexander Hamilton Award
for "Excellence in ERM" in 2007.
It was also during his tenure with this Texas-based organization that Mandel
served as the president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.
(RIMS), and later its chief risk officer (CRO). In addition, Mandel was named
Risk Manager of the Year by Business Insurance and the RIMS organization in
2004. He was later voted in as a member of Risk Who's Who, an honor well
deserved by an individual who previously headed up risk management programs at
such organizations as Verizon Corporation, the American Red Cross, and various
divisions of PepsiCo.
"Chris has made an indelible mark on the insurance and risk management
industry and exhibits the forward thinking on which our organization thrives,"
said Sedgwick's president and CEO, David A. North. "The challenges our
clients face are becoming more complex, and these are coupled with
unprecedented pressure to improve performance. Chris' proven leadership and
experience in tackling these types of issues will be an invaluable asset to
both our clients and colleagues."
Mandel received his B.S. in business management from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University and a master's degree in business
administration from George Mason University. Between these university
programs, he also earned the CCSA, CPCU, ARM and AIC designations. He is a
frequent industry speaker and author and writes the "Risk Innovation" column
for Risk and Insurance magazine.
About Sedgwick Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is the leading
North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management
solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective
claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting, and other services to
clients through the expertise of more than 10,000 colleagues in 195 offices
located in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers'
compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absences; managed care;
general, automobile, and professional liability; warranty and credit card
claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare
compliance solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement
customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that
exceed client expectations. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
Lesley Gudehus, communications director, Sedgwick, +1-901-415-7427,
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