The Risk Management Institute, a program of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust and South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund, recently graduated 15 municipal officials.
The new Risk Management Institute graduates are Shawn Bell, City of Fountain Inn; Kenneth Booker, City of Spartanburg; J. Marion Boyce III, City of West Columbia; Davy Broom, Town of Fort Mill; Lynn Dooley, City of Cayce; Kayla Ferguson, City of North Augusta; Cammie Hayes, City of North Augusta; Lisa E. Holden, City of Anderson; James D. Hook, City of West Columbia; Andre Massey, Town of Port Royal; Philip Mostowski, City of Mullins; Frank Nigro, Town of Summerville; Greg Shaffer, City of North Augusta; Ronald Wekenmann, Town of Port Royal; and Scott Williams, Town of Fort Mill.
The institute is open to municipal staff whose employers are members of either SCMIT or SCMIRF, and whose jobs include risk management responsibilities. The program helps these employees become more knowledgeable and skilled in risk management while also expanding their network of professional peers and familiarizing themselves with the resources that can help them solve local challenges.
SCMIT provides self-funded workers' compensation coverage to its member cities. SCMIRF provides all lines of property and casualty coverage, including tort liability and automobile coverage for its members. The Municipal Association sponsors both programs.
To complete the institute, participants must take a total of eight classes. Throughout the year, the institute offers courses at various locations around the state covering defensive driving, crisis communications, employment liability, risk management basics, public works risk management and leadership. Because of the complexity of topics, the coursework features a mix of half-day seminars along with full-day workshops.
There is no fee for members to participate in the institute. Register online.