Top Collision Causes in Municipal Fleets

Government drivers are 10% more likely to cause preventable collisions than any other set of drivers. In this session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, Barbara Egan of Lytx DriveCam detailed these collision trends. Drivers are distracted. Vehicles are increasingly complex, drivers are fatigued, skills and risk acceptance vary. The three prevalent collision behaviors […]

Abstract Expressions of Risk Management: The Art of the Org Chart

Risk management is assigned to different departments depending on the needs and organizational structure of each public agency. In this session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, panelists discussed various organizational structures and their related pros and cons. Speakers included: Steve Robles, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Risk Management and Privacy, County of Los […]

To Hell & Back – Disaster Lessons from Risk Managers

There can be numerous challenges faced during the emergency phase and into the recovery phase of a disaster. At the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, a panel of County Risk Managers discussed what worked and what failed in their disaster planning, and how a community can survive and bounce back from the unthinkable. Speakers included: […]

Catastrophic Wildfire and Landslide Losses: Trends and Resolutions

There have always been wildfires in California, however, their severity and frequency have become worse. This session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo addressed coverage, liabilities and claims handling issues related to wildfire and landslide events. Panelists included: Dennis Timoney, Chief Risk Officer, Special District Risk Management Authority Kevin Hansen, Partner, McCormick Barstow, LLP […]

The Advocacy Approach to Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims are too often adversarial, leading to unnecessary litigation and increased costs. The advocacy approach to workers’ compensation claims handling focuses on enhancing the injured worker’s experience, which in turn can have a tremendous impact on the success of employers’ program results. At the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, this live “Out Front […]

Public Sector Risk Management Challenges

From budget issues to cyber and active shooter events, public entity risk managers have a lot on their plates these days. This session at the PARMA 46th Conference & Expo offered risk manager and broker perspectives to a range of recent challenges facing the public sector. Presenters included: David Nunley, Risk Manager (retired), City of […]

Critical Sexual Misconduct Issues for Public Entities

Sexual misconduct claims are extremely challenging to manage. This session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo examined issues related to these claims, including jury challenges, risk manager involvement, theories of liability and defense strategies. Speakers included: Peter Glaessner, Founding Partner, Allen Glaessner Hazelwood & Werth LLP Steven Werth, Founding Partner, Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & […]

Disaster Planning and Response

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Mark Walls from Safety National hosted a live “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” event focused on disaster planning and response for public entities. The panelists were: Martin Brady – Schools Insurance Authority Tim Karcz – California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Bill Simonson […]

Biggest Risk Management Challenges Facing Public Entities

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Mark Walls from Safety National hosted a live “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” event that featured a panel of risk managers discussing their biggest challenges. The panelists were: Michael Alio – County of Orange Sergio Cazorla – Baldwin Park USD Steven Robles […]

Auto Accident Reconstructon

At the 2019 PARMA Annual Conference, Jeffrey Bonsall from Momentum Engineering discussed how accident reconstruction can be useful in investigating auto accidents. Steps in Accident Investigation Determine causal factors Collect and retain data Access damages Provide key information to make informed decisions Effectively communicate with experts Access the necessity of working with other experts Useful […]

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