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Workers Comp Heavyweight Kimberly George – Promotion With Sedgwick

I was reading this article on a Workers Comp heavyweight Kimberly George in Business Insurance this morning.  By the way, if you do not read Business Insurance, you are missing out on many great updates throughout the week.

I have known Kimberly George for quite some time.  She and Mark Walls – another Workers Comp heavyweight-  hosted Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark for years. If I did not attend their webinars, I always grabbed a recording to listen to later – worth it.

She is one of the workers comp people that I try to at least have a conversation with at the Workers Comp conference that I attend annually.   One of the secrets to a successful Workers Comp, insurance, or really any other career is attitude and personality.   The other important trait is company loyalty.  Staying at one place for more than 20 years is a rarity now post-pandemic.

Whenever I was in charge of hiring Workers Comp personnel, I always looked to attitude and personality.  Technical know-how is a great attribute.  How you treat people and your business attitude rank at the top of most lists – including mine.  Insurance can be a hard profession at times.

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According to the article, she was one of the Women to Watch in Insurance in 2011.

From the Business Insurance article –

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. on Monday announced it has appointed Kimberly George as its first global chief brand officer. In her 22 years at Sedgwick, Ms. George has held numerous roles in operational, innovation, and product development and most recently served as global head, innovation and product development. She will continue to be based in Chicago.

Once again, congrats to Kimberly – a well-deserved promotion.

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James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications

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