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Mike is a Risk Control Consultant with Westfield Insurance, a regional insurance company based in northeast Ohio and operating in 18 states. Mike is currently based in our Cleveland, Ohio service office.
Prior to joining Westfield in 2003, Mike worked for a large national carrier in its National Risks Division, with career time spent in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He has experience working in property and casualty, and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management.
Mike has worked extensively in a risk control capacity with transportation, manufacturing and construction customers throughout his career.
Suzanne is a Senior Risk Control Representative with Westfield Insurance, operating out of the Nashville, Tenn. service office. Prior to joining Westfield, Suzanne worked for a large national carrier in its National Risks Division. She specializes in workers’ compensation and fleet safety, and is currently an authorized Outreach trainer for the OSHA 10 and 30-hour general industry courses.
Steve is a Senior Risk Control Representative out of Westfield's Duluth, Ga. service office. He has more than 30 years of risk control experience, including 22 years in corporate risk control and insurance experience with AIG, Marsh and CNA.
Steve specializes in manufacturing, workers compensation and fleet safety.
Matthew Day, ARM, AIS
Matthew is a Risk Control Representative, with seven years of experience in the insurance risk management industry. He has presented at several association meetings throughout Northeast Ohio in the construction and tire industry and is an approved C.E. instructor. His previous background includes construction management with a national residential builder, management in the long-haul freight transportation industry, and operational management in the finance industry.
He has been a successful partner with mid-market businesses, helping to improve risk management practices through knowledge, training and resources. Matthew is a graduate of Kent State University.
Steve is a Senior Risk Control Representative in Westfield's Louisville, Ky. service office. Prior to joining Westfield in 2007, his experience includes health care risk management, as well as property and casualty risk control with national carriers.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Safety Management from Indiana State University.
Kirsten N. Hedden, ARM
Kirsten is a Risk Control Representative out of Westfield's Peoria, Ill. service office. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Business from Bradley University. Upon graduating, Kirsten entered an intensive insurance training program with a global carrier for 14 months and obtained experience in all insurance disciplines including claims, underwriting, and loss control.
Kirsten has more than five years of experience providing loss control consultative services for a variety of industry exposures. Her industries of expertise include hospitality, food and beverage manufacturing, religious institutions, and country clubs/golf courses.
Kirsten also attended Ohio State University's insurance property training program with a focus on fire protection and analysis of sprinkler system design. Kirsten has a vast understanding of body mechanics to assist with material handling and ergonomic assessment.
Jeff is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) with degrees from Kent State University (Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology) and Southern New Hampshire University (Master of Business Administration).
He has more than 18 years broad-based experience in the risk control /management field, and is currently a Westfield Property Specialist.
Jeff has more than 15 years concentrated training/experience in the property conservation discipline working with HPR/HVR accounts to control/protect property hazards/exposure. Prior to working with insurance companies, Jeff worked in manufacturing, was a small business owner, and served with the US Army Reserve.
Mark's expertise is mainly focused in the construction industry, as well as mining exposures. He was a risk control representative for regional and national insurance carriers for seven years before coming to Westfield.
Mark's prior experience includes environmental consulting in asbestos management and remediation and work as a heavy highway estimating engineer. Mark holds a Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Lisa is a Senior Risk Control Representative for Westfield Insurance, and is based out of the Atlanta, GA office. Prior to joining Westfield, Lisa worked for St. Paul/Travelers.
She has worked in a wide variety of risk control functions,serving customers in all areas such as small business, middle market and technology based operations. Lisa has completed both the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and ARM (Associate in Risk Management) designations. Lisa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.
Tim is a Senior Risk Control representative in Westfield's Minnesota office. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he has more than 20 years of experience in the property and casualty environment as a risk control rep, including as a regional risk control manager and territory field rep.
Tim's responsibilities include large, high risk property, manufacturing and construction accounts.
Cynthia is a Senior Risk Control Representative in Lancaster, Penn. service office. She has more than 22 years of experience in the risk control field, with a majority of her career spent at Kemper Insurance and Fireman’s Insurance, where she focused on all lines of business. She also worked for the U.S. Army Material Command as a Civilian Safety Specialist, primarily focused on chemical warfare research and demilling.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science in Police Administration wtih an emphasis on forensics and an A.A. in Fire and Protection Control with an emphasis on arson, both from Eastern Kentucky University.
Tom Russell is a Senior Risk Control Representative and Property Specialist for Westfield Insurance, and is based out of the Cincinnati, Ohio service office. Prior to joining Westfield in 2005, Tom worked for several regional and national carriers.
He has more than 35 years of experience in both field risk control, as well as, management of a risk control department. Tom graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Tom’s experience includes property evaluations, fleet safety and construction risks. Tom is a past president of the Southwest Ohio chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Tim is a Risk Control Consultant with Westfield Insurance. Tim is currently based out of the Jacksonville, Fla. service office.
Prior to joining Westfield, Tim worked for a large national carrier with career time spent in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. He has more than 30 years experience in the property and casualty environment of the insurance industry.
Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Math), a Master of Science Degree (Personnel Counseling), and an MBA. Professional designations include CPCU, ARM, and ALCM. Tim worked extensively in a risk control capacity with transportation, manufacturing and construction customers.
Jim is a Senior Risk Control Representative out of St. Charles, Illinois. Jim brings more than 23 years of multi-line experience having worked with national carriers and an insurance agent in the areas of loss control, industrial hygiene and managing/ servicing large national accounts.
He holds a Bachlor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety and Industrial Technology from Illinois State University.
David is a Risk Control Consultant at Westfield Insurance, and is based out of the Lancaster, Penn. service office. Since 1978, David has serviced a wide range of customers in the insurance and governmental sectors.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Fire Prevention & Control / Industrial Risk Management. David also served as an officer in the U.S. Army, as well as a firefighter and fire inspector. His designations include the Associate in Loss Control Management.