MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Mandel, Sedgwick's senior vice president of strategic solutions, has been named this year's recipient of the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Mandel accepted the award today at the RIMS annual conference and exhibition in San Diego.
Mandel's storied career in insurance and corporate risk management spans more than 30 years and includes leadership roles at USAA, Liberty Mutual, Marsh, Verizon, PepsiCo and the American National Red Cross. He is a longtime board member and past president of RIMS, the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management.
Regarded as a pioneer in the development of enterprise risk management solutions, Mandel is a past recipient of Business Insurance's Risk Manager of the Year designation. He regularly shares his expertise through conference presentations, university scholar-in-residence programs and industry publications. Mandel was recently appointed director of the Sedgwick Institute, an interdisciplinary community of thought leaders dedicated to elevating the dialogue around issues affecting the risk and benefits industry.
"No one is more deserving of this caliber of recognition than Chris Mandel," said Dave North, Sedgwick president and CEO. "His continued dedication to the RIMS organization is unparalleled, and his innovative work in enterprise risk management has taken our industry to new heights. I am proud to call Chris a colleague, adviser and trusted friend."
The Goodell Award recognizes an individual's superior contributions to RIMS and the practice of risk management. The lifetime achievement award was established by Harry Goodell, the first president of RIMS.
"The risk management community is filled with exceptional professionals, but few have had the remarkable career achievements and broad industry impact of Chris Mandel," said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. "To this day, Chris continues to give back to the profession through his involvement with RIMS and at Sedgwick. He is a wonderful example of the best this profession has to offer, and it is our honor to present him with RIMS' highest award."
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and expertise of more than 13,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick's majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
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