Members of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust and South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund recognized 30 graduates of the Risk Management Institute.
The Risk Management Institute is a continuing education program for municipal staff with responsibilities related to risk management. Some of the topics covered in the Institute include employment liability, driving safety, public works risk management, fire policy training, parks and recreation liability training, and public safety training.
The 30 graduates include Mary Gibson Adger, administrative services coordinator, City of Manning; Peggy Bowers, human resources/risk management director, and Caitlin Corbett, assistant to the city manager, City of Camden; John William Box, fire marshal, City of Clemson; Ben Bunting, risk manager, Town of Summerville; Nathan Campbell, business license/risk management administrator, and Al Cothran, revenue administrator, City of Aiken; Brian Carter, assistant city administrator, City of West Columbia; Leah Cooksey, risk management specialist, and Jeffrey DeLung, assistant fire chief, City of Florence; Robert Cooper, building/safety inspector, and Cynthia Howard, human resource director, City of Conway; Lisa Darrow, assistant to the administrator, Town of Sullivan's Island; Ronald Faretra, finance director, City of Goose Creek; Deborah Hargis, municipal clerk, and Iris Hill, town administrator, Town of Edisto Beach; Tim Harper, risk and safety manager, City of Lancaster; Christopher Harvey, fire chief, and Susan Howell, accounting manager, City of Greer; David Huntley, town administrator, Town of Chesterfield; Verlinda Jones, human resources officer, City of North Myrtle Beach; Joseph Lee, town administrator, and Samantha Lewis, clerk, Town of Hemingway; Patricia Lindstrom, administrative services coordinator, Town of Mount Pleasant; Cindy Miller, clerk/treasurer, City of Mauldin; Ken Mullinax, business license/risk management administrator, City of Anderson; Lisa Stauffer, senior human resources administrator, and Bradley Tadlock, fire chief, Town of Hilton Head Island; Rodney Thomas, occupational health and safety manager, City of Cayce; Lynn Walker, personnel specialist, City of Greenwood.
To successfully complete the Institute, individuals must attend eight classes over two years.
The SCMIRF program is member-owned and was established in the 1980s as a response to the lack of stable and affordable property and liability coverage for SC cities and towns. In addition to the property and liability program designed specifically for municipal governments, SCMIRF also offers free onsite and online training, grant funding, access to a labor hotline and other benefits.
The SCMIT program is member-owned and was established in the 1980s as a response to the lack of stable and affordable workers" compensation insurance coverage for SC cities and towns. In addition to insurance benefits designed specifically for municipal governments, the program offers free onsite and online training, grant funding and other benefits related to workers" compensation issues.