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Jay Sampson To Head Beecher Carlson Alternative Risk and Captive Group

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April 18, 2019

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC (Beecher Carlson), has formed a new Risk Optimization Group, which will encompass alternative risk, captive management, actuarial, analytics, claims, and risk control.

"Beecher Carlson has always been viewed as a consultative broker focused on client solutions rather than transactional insurance placements," stated Joe Siech, Beecher Carlson's chief executive officer.

He continued, "As our industry continues to progress to a more digital platform, clients will place a greater emphasis on their broker's ability to identify, quantify, mitigate, and creatively finance their ever-changing risk profile."

Jay Sampson--Beecher Carlson-4-18-19-SFThe Risk Optimization Group will be led by Jay Sampson, who was promoted to executive managing director. Mr. Sampson has more than 25 years of experience in corporate risk management. Prior to the promotion, Mr. Sampson was managing director for Beecher Carlson and was responsible for managing the teams servicing some of Beecher Carlson's largest clients with the most complex risks.

"As we began discussing strengthening our integration and collaboration across our consulting practices, it was clear to me that Beecher Carlson had the opportunity to distinguish itself within the industry," said Mr. Sampson. "I am honored to lead this important initiative and to drive strategies to reduce our clients' exposure and, ultimately, their total cost of risk."

The following individuals will now report directly to Mr. Sampson.

    • Andrew Golub, chief analytics officer

    • Carol Blaine, managing director, ZOOM® operations leader

    • Erica Carr, chief claims officer

    • Joey Freeman, managing director, risk control leader

    • Pete Kranz, executive managing director, captive practice leader

    • Scott Hornyak, chief actuary, senior managing director

Prior to joining Beecher Carlson, Mr. Sampson managed the client executive practice for another large broker, acting as the strategic account manager for large clients in the Southeast and managing the largest clients in its Atlanta office.

Mr. Sampson began his career in the risk management department of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

(Photo of Mr. Sampson, above right, is courtesy of Beecher Carlson.)

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