SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principals Mark Millard and Michael Turk are among the featured risk management and insurance professionals who will be presenting at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition being held in Philadelphia, PA on April 23-26.
As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries.
Millard will share his knowledge in two sessions:
Communication: Taking Your Insurance Risk Department to the C-Suite and Beyond (Session: CAD7/388) - April 25, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Speakers: Mark Millard, Principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Mike Tannenbaum, Founder & Managing Partner of Key Strategies, LLC.
Moving Towards Centralization: Taking Control of Your Global Insurance Risk Program (Session: ICM7/391) - April 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Speakers: Mark Millard, Principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Andreea Brezeanu, Manager, Ernst & Young
Turk shares his expertise in:
Choosing the Right Deductible and Retention Levels (Session: RIF4/405)
April 24, 3 – 4 p.m.
Speakers: Michael Turk, Principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Chris Krepcho, Associate Director, Insurance Services, Florida League of Cities
A complete list of 2017 RIMS Conference sessions/events by day can be found here: https://www.rims.org/RIMS2017/Attendee/Pages/Sessions-Events-By-Day.aspx
About Mark Millard, principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Mark is a Principal in EPIC's complex risk group. Mark has near 20 years' experience in assisting clients with insurance risk management needs. He specializes in the design, management, and assessment of insurance risk management programs; including risk identification and analysis, risk transfer with the use of insurance products and alternative risk financing vehicles, insurance vendor management, and claims process and procedures.
Prior to joining EPIC, Mark was with Ernst & Young (EY) for 8 ½ years where he was a senior manager in their Insurance Risk and Claims Practice based in New York. At EY, Mark led a team of risk professionals on countless Fortune 1000 and public entity insurance risk program assessments as well as numerous specialty projects for clients that included the development of an insurance purchasing framework; authoring a manual to negotiate insurance provisions in contracts; and M&A due diligence. In addition, Mark developed and led EY's initiative in cyber insurance risk advisory services.
Mark is a frequent speaker at industry seminars on topics that include cyber insurance, directors & officers exposure, merger & acquisition due diligence, process and controls development, internal audit assessment, transferring risk to the vendor, and insurance brokerage management.
About Michael Turk, principal, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Michael has over 30 years of diverse experience in the insurance and financial services industry, including roles in consulting, brokerage, underwriting, product development and insurance company management. For EPIC Michael manages complex property/casualty risk management and insurance programs for large clients. These services include risk assessments, risk management/insurance program reviews and structure design, insurance placement and strategic risk financing solutions including risk alternatives, such as captives and cat bonds.
Prior to joining EPIC, Michael was with JLT and Towers Watson where he provided consulting and brokerage services to both insurance companies and corporations in the areas of risk management, (re)insurance program design, Directors & Officers liability, alternative risk financing and enterprise risk management. Michael also held various positions with Centre Re, including Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for information technology, operational risk management, human resources and deal management and restructuring. Previously, Michael held the position of Director of Risk Management Services at GE Capital.
Michael has spoken at many conferences and seminars, is a contributing author of the first edition of the Essentials of Risk Financing and several other risk management publications, and previously was responsible for the Towers Watson annual survey of Directors & Officers liability insurance purchasing and claims trends.
Michael earned a B.B.A. in Risk and Insurance/Finance and an M.B.A. in Risk Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and an Associate in Risk Management (ARM).
About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.
EPIC now has 1,100 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.
With roughly $280 million in run rate revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. Information: www.epicbrokers.com.
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