About our Presenter: Ronald Hicks, CIC, CRIS, CRM
For over 25 years Ronald Hicks, CIC, CRIS, CRM has been helping clients navigate their insurance and risk management needs. With experience in commercial insurance sales, underwriting, client service, and loss control, Mr. Hicks saw a gap in the brokers’ services and the client’s needs and found his passion as a Risk Management and Insurance Consultant.
He enjoys walking through places of employment and working with management to find ways to make the workplace more efficient, safer, and above all reducing losses from all aspects of an operation.
Ron has experience in commercial, industrial, institutional, public, and residential property risks. He has managed risk programs with over $1 billion in real property values. His construction risk practice has focused on larger contractors with significant fleets and heavy operations. He is passionate about vendor/subcontractor insurance transfer and has developed a strong methodology for certificate management and collection procedures.
He has assisted distributors in reducing losses stemming from warehouses and fleets. His past and current clients include union and non-union contractors with large fleets and heavy workers comp exposures, distributors and manufacturers with large property and fleet exposures, real estate, print news media companies with world-wide exposures and distribution, and the largest mass transit system in the US with a $5 Billion construction budget.
Ron has written numerous white papers over the years and provided various levels of training in the area of contractual risk transfer, fleet management, coverage issues, employee safety including OSHA 10 & 30. He was approved for CLE credits in NJ by the NJ Supreme Court for Additional Insured Issues and Contractual Liability.
Ron regularly reviews policy language for coverage concerns, hidden exclusions, and
problematic endorsements in an effort to help clients navigate coverage issues before they become problems.
Ron was one of the first 500 professionals to earn the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). He maintains his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Management (CRM) designations. In 2017 Ron accepted a Faculty Position for the Control of Risk segment of the CRM designation. Ron is also an authorized OSHA trainer in the construction industry.