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 Program

Below is the program for the 2017 Risk Management Seminar.

 

 

Sunday, August 6

Mix 'n Mingle at II Fornaio, Coronado Island

4 - 6 p.m.

March Networks is sponsoring a Mix 'n Mingle on Coronado Island at II Fornaio, 1333 1st Street.
 

Monday, August 7

Registration

7 a.m. - 12p.m.
Crystal Foyer, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Opening Session and SDMTS Welcome

8 - 9 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel
Host Welcomes
  • Susan V. Lockwood, ARM, Immediate Past Chair, Risk Management Committee; Manager of Risk and Claims, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
  • Bill Spraul, COO Transit Services, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA

The Road Back to Work: The Safer Paths to Occupational Disability Accommodations

9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Learn about some of the current “traps” and concerns, particularly in overlapping  situations – W/C, ADA, FMLA/CFRA, benefits. Get information that will help you manage conflicting goals and standards for internal HR/risk management/legal and external claims management personnel. And get tips for successful integrating workers back into the workplace (safely/timely/properly), or, keeping them out of the workplace (safely/timely/properly).
 
Moderator
  • Susan V. Lockwood, ARM, Immediate Past Chair, Risk Management Committee; Manager of Risk and Claims, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
Presenters
  • Marc Leibowitz, Partner, Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi, LLP, San Diego, CA
  • Robert A. Cutbirth, Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP, San Francisco, CA

Break

10 - 10:15 a.m.
Crystal Foyer, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Crisis Management and BCM-A Modern Approach

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Many organizations fail by planning for an event before it happens and consequently, try to fit the crisis into the plan. But in the complex, chaotic environment of a crisis, we can only rely on plans as a starting point. The real planning must happen at the time of  the event. This session discusses how to build tacit knowledge among leadership, maintain situational awareness during events, and develop solutions around the specific context of a crisis with a decision-making model called Command and Control.

Moderator
  • Joan Lynch, Risk Manager (former), Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
Presenter
  • Sean Murphy, CEO, Lootok, New York, NY

Lunch with Keynote Address: MAP-21 - Is Your Organization Ready?

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

When the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Legislation was signed into Law a number of initiatives were placed upon transit organizations. What are you and your agency doing about SOGR - State of Good Repair, TAM - Transit Asset Management, and SMS - Safety Management Systems requirements. This presentation will review actions taken to date by the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

Keynote Speaker
  • James Keane, Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Key Drivers in Assessing RMIS Opportunities for Public Transit Agencies

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Public transit agencies face many data gathering, mining and reporting challenges related to methods, systems and budgets. However, in the world of “Big Data” these fundamentals are becoming more and more of a risk managers’ job.
This interactive session will touch on four central themes aimed at assisting and informing the audience on options and opportunities available in managing data:

1) How do you assess your RMIS needs?
2) How do you use effectively use what you have if you have a limited budget?
3) What is available out there?
4) How do you use data analytics with your RMIS to achieve useful information?
 
Moderator
  • Richard Denning, President, Shelter Island Risk Services, Shelter Island, NY
Presenter
  • David Tweedy, Director, Risk Information System Consulting, Bickmore, Sacramento, CA

It's STILL the Data ...(No Matter What Your Objective)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

“In God we trust…for everything else - BRING DATA”

This is an audience interactive event, so bring your portable devices: laptops, notebooks, IPads etc...
 
Moderator
  • Kathy Brittin, Director of Risk Management & Safety, Bi-State Development Agency, St. Louis, MO
Presenters
  • Richard Denning, President, Shelter Island Risk Services, Shelter Island, NY
  • Kimberly Rigsby-Young, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Shelter Island Risk Services, Shelter Island, NY
  • Walt Williams, Senior Consultant Enterprise Risk, Shelter Island Risk Services, Troutman, NC

Break

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Crystal Foyer, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Sponsored by Remix

A Partnership to Reduce Risk for Transit Operators-Electronic Route Qualifications

3:30 - 5 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Have you ever dreamed of a tool for transit operators that is: available 24/7; accessible by smart phone, tablet and computer; reinforces safe driving techniques, provides GPS maps of every route, possesses a video of every route with turn by turn instructions; and uses Google 360 degree maps? Well if you have, we have a story for you. Through a partnership between the King County’s Office of Risk Management and Metro Transit Bus Operations Training, the Electronic Route Qualification system was born. Sean Catanese from King County’s Office of Risk Management, saw the vision and benefit of a "pie in the sky" dream offered by Carri Brezonick, from Bus Operations Training. Sean and Carri will walk through the analysis that led to the development of this project and will show you the end result of their partnership.

Moderator
  • Mark R. Held, Liability Claims Supervisor, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
Presenters
  • Sean Catanese, ARM, C31000, Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager, King County, Seattle, WA
  • Carri Brezonick, Superintendent, King County Metro Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA

Cocktails and Appetizers at Social Tap

6 - 8 p.m.

Tristar Risk Management, the Law offices of Mark H. Barber, Laughlin Falbo Levi & Moresi, Trovillion Inveiss & Demakis, Manning & Kass, and Wheatley Bingham & Baker are sponsoring cocktails and appetizers at Social Tap, 815 J Street, #101, San Diego.
 
 

Tuesday, August 8

First Party Property Damage: Tools & Processes to Prepare for and Pursue Recovery from a Loss

8 - 9 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Professional insurance claims consultants will tackle topics related to first party property damage losses. Processes to help prepare a transit agency for the inevitability of future losses will be identified and discussed. Best practices and pitfalls associated with responding to and pursuing recovery of a property damage loss are assessed with the intent to raise awareness of tools and practices that can be used to better position an agency for future loss events.
Moderator
  • James Keane, Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ
Presenters
  • Brent Nicholson, Senior Manager, The Claro Group, Chicago, IL
  • E. Weiant Williams, Director, The Claro Group, Chicago, IL

Wait!!! What is My Organization's Total Cost of Risk???

9 - 10 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

An in depth look at the tools and strategies to calculate, benchmark and communicate your cost of risk to senior management.
 
Moderator
  • Rick Vines, Director of Risk Management, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
Presenter
  • Cathy Wells, Director, Construction Risk Management, Bickmore, Sacramento, CA

Break

10 - 10:15 a.m.
Crystal Foyer, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

On Track: TTC's ERM Journey

10:15 - 11 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

The TTC is responsible for the safety of millions of commuters and its employees, and balancing risks while managing costs is a constant challenge. Mohammed Ismail will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what drove the TTC to adopt its ERM initiatives. He’ll share how the ERM program was born out of the need to prioritize capital resources, which in turn drove the risk model choice. Find out how the TTC customized its ERM platform to fit its processes and vice versa, and how the unique deployment approach reflected its needs and available resources. Mohamed will also discuss which components made sense, how one size doesn’t fit all, and how the program is delivering the value required by the board and management. This unique case demonstrates the criteria used to decide how to customize both ERM program design and implementation.

Moderator
  • Karen Bartak, CPCU, ARM, ASLI, President, Bedford Falls Insurance Services, Inc., Napa, CA
Presenter
  • Mohamed Ismail, Principal Risk Advisor, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON

Vision Zero: Collision Avoidance Technology in Public Transit

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Would you like to hear an intriguing story about the early stages of implementing collision avoidance technology in public transit? If so, then this is a "not to miss" session for you. What started as a great idea between a handful of key stakeholders in casual conversation at a conference, led to a full scale pilot of collision avoidance technology in public transit in the State of Washington. In this presentation you will hear about a valuable relationship struck between Munich Re and the Washington State Transit Insurance Pool that goes well beyond the more typical risk transfer relationship of insured and insurer. You will also learn what the future of collision avoidance technology could look like in transit, how that may evolve to autonomous-like features in buses, and the next steps in this exciting new public transit terrain.

Moderator
  • Brian A. White, First Vice President, Public Entities & Transit, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., Seattle, WA
Presenters
  • Jeffrey Marlon Myers, Vice President, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Jerome Lutin, Ph.D., P.E., Consultant, APTA Standards Program & Principal, Jerome M. Lutin, PhD, LLC, Monmouth Junction, NJ

Lunch with Keynote Address: Risk Management within an SMS Environment

12 - 1:15 p.m.
Grant A&B, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Lunch sponsored by AON

Keynote Speaker
  • Lynn Spencer, Director, Office of System Safety, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Property Insurance and the Elements of Cyber Risk

1:15 - 2 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Audience Interaction: Please prepare questions for our panel!

This panel discussion with three top property carriers moderated by an industry-leading broker, will answer audience questions about this ever-changing risk and put you in the driver’s seat of information when it comes time to renew and review your programs.
 
Moderator
  • Otis Tolbert, Rail & Transit Practice Leader, AON Risk Services, Baltimore, MD
Presenters
  • Jeffrey C. Tenn, Vice President, FM Global, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Michelle M. Sipple, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Inland Marine Property and Special Risks, AIG, Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • Kevin Shanks, Vice President & Senior Underwriter, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, San Francisco, CA

Reducing Operator Risk through Continuum-Based Training

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Learn what is takes to deliver continuum-based training to reduce operator risk during this fast paced, engaging discussion.
 
Moderator
  • John Givens, Director of Risk Management, Transit Authority of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LexTran), Lexington, KY
Presenter
  • Bill Parsons, Founder, Nine Lives Solutions, Dayton, OH

Break

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Crystal Foyer, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Sponsored by Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.
 

YOU May Affect the Outcome: Knowing the Ins and Outs of Wheelchair Transportation Safety

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Public transportation plays a critical role in the lifestyle of many wheelchair passengers, providing them access and allowing them to live a more fulfilling life. In this presentation we’ll explore the research and results of securement equipment misuse and disuse for these mobility devices and how everyday driver practices can help reduce unwanted agency exposure.

Moderator
  • Mark A. Emmons, Chair, Risk Management Committee; Director of Safety, Training & Security, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
Presenter
  • Dr. Zdravko Salipur, Ph.D., Biomechanical Consultant, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Phoenix, AZ

Risk Management Committee Meeting, Election, Roundtable, and Open Forum

4:30 - 5 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel
 
Attendees will share ideas, concerns and best practices, as well as discuss next year’s seminar.
 
Facilitators
  • Mark A. Emmons, Chair, Risk Management Committee; Director of Safety, Training & Security, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
  • James Keane, Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Dinner at the Knotty Barrel

6 - 8 p.m.

Alliant, Price Forbes and Munich Re are sponsoring a dinner at the Knotty Barrel, 844 Market Street, San Diego. 
 

Wednesday, August 9

Insurance Market Update

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

Alliant Insurance Services is pleased to present a brief update of current property & casualty (P&C) insurance market conditions. Please join Peter Jones, Senior Vice President, Constructions Services Group and Brian White, First Vice President, Public Entity Group to learn how the performance of these market sectors may impact your transit system over the course of the next 12 months, and beyond. In particular, you will find that while the overall P&C marketplace remains well capitalized and has enjoyed a prolonged period of profitability and rate softening in some segments, there are aspects of the market that are presenting challenges in other settings.

Moderator
  • Susan V. Lockwood, ARM, Immediate Past Chair, Risk Management Committee; Manager of Risk and Claims, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
Presenters
  • Brian A. White, First Vice President, Public Entities & Transit, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., Seattle, WA
  • Peter Jones, Senior Vice President - Account Executive - Lead, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., Newport Beach, CA

Wrapping it Up! What Did the 2016 AON Public Transit Benchmark Study Reveal?

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel

AON will provide insight into findings from the 2016 Public Transit Liability Benchmark Study. What does the data tell us? How do these finding better position us to evaluate and transfer risk? The presenters will discuss correlation of the report findings with industry exposure profiles that form the basis for underwriters when evaluating transit risks.

Moderator
  • Kenneth Reed, ARM-P, AIC, Secretary, Risk Management Committee; Loss Control Services Manager, Ohio Transit Risk Pool, Wadsworth, OH
Presenters
  • Otis Tolbert, Rail & Transit Practice Leader, AON Risk Services, Baltimore, MD
  • Mario Richard, Actuary, AON Risk Services, Dallas, TX

Introduction of New Officers and Closing Session

10:30 - 11 a.m.
Crystal Ballroom, Lower Level, US Grant Hotel
Facilitator
  • Mark A. Emmons, Chair, Risk Management Committee; Director of Safety, Training & Security, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
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