MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick proudly announced that Managing Director Mary Beth Sanford has been selected by Business Insurance magazine as one of its 2015 Women to Watch.
The annual Women to Watch program recognizes 25 women for their exceptional work in risk management, benefits management, commercial insurance and related fields. Honorees are chosen by the publication's senior editors based on nominations submitted by readers. Recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business are included in the criteria.
Based in Dublin, Ohio, Sanford is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in workers' compensation, bill review, group health medical/dental, disability and managed care. She is highly regarded as an expert in Ohio's uniquely complex, monopolistic workers' compensation system and related managed care requirements.
In her role as managing director, Sanford is responsible for three Sedgwick divisions and oversees nearly 700 colleagues in eight offices. Her teams service thousands of clients, ranging from small Ohio employers to national Fortune 100 companies. Among Sanford's notable career achievements was leading the creation of Sedgwick's national bill review department, bringing in-house a previously outsourced product and creating added efficiencies for clients.
"Mary Beth Sanford is the rare leader with the expertise and savvy required to meet the needs of such widely different customer bases," said David A. North, Sedgwick president and CEO. "She embodies the concept of servant leadership and remains focused on the delivery of outstanding service, which yields stellar results for the company and our valued clients. Her record of success is a great source of pride to the entire Sedgwick organization."
Sanford and her fellow honorees will be recognized at the Business Insurance 2015 Women to Watch Conference & Awards Gala Dec. 14-15 in New York City. More information is available on the Business Insurance website.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is the leading global provider of technology-enabled 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 12,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile and professional liability; property loss adjusting; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; Medicare compliance solutions; and forensic investigations. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client 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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