MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sedgwick Institute has awarded a senior fellowship to risk management expert William Zachry.
Sedgwick established the institute in 2016 as an interdisciplinary community of experts dedicated to elevating the dialogue around issues affecting the risk and benefits industry. As a senior fellow of the Sedgwick Institute, Zachry will work with Director Chris Mandel and Senior Fellow Dr. Rick Victor to pursue research and provide thought leadership on industry issues. He will also serve as a senior adviser to Sedgwick's workers' compensation practice group.
Zachry is known throughout the risk management industry as a champion of workers' compensation reform. He serves on the board of the State Compensation Insurance Fund, California's largest provider of workers' compensation insurance; Zachry was appointed to the board by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010 and reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014. He also participated in the design and implementation of landmark regulations to bring greater equity to the California workers' compensation system.
Previously, Zachry served as group vice president of risk management for national grocery retailer Safeway. His 15 years of leadership there earned him recognition as Business Insurance Risk Manager of the Year in 2014 and recipient of the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation's Tim East Award in 2016.
"With so much regulatory uncertainty on the horizon, Bill Zachry's experience, expertise, passion and longstanding industry relationships will be invaluable assets to the Sedgwick Institute," said Dave North, Sedgwick president and CEO. "This new role will allow Bill to share his tremendous knowledge and benefit the claims industry at large. We're thrilled to have him on board."
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 14,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. 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, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.
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SOURCE The Sedgwick Institute