Risk Challenges Facing Companies in Transition: New Businesses, Big Growth, Restructures and Change

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Grand Ballroom 7A
Convention Level

The years of 2020, 2021 and 2022 have been challenges for risk managers. Besides COVID-19, risk managers have had to face dramatic changes in business demands, supply chain, and economic disruptions, the Great Resignation, court shutdowns, “yo-yoing” workers’ compensation costs, hard insurance markets, work from home, and return to the work place issues. Some companies got bigger by growth or acquisition, some went through layoffs, workforce restructures, or divestitures, but almost all companies are different today than they were in March 2020. This panel of risk managers at companies who have faced these changes will discuss their experiences, what they learned during the rollercoaster of the past couple of years, and if we are gliding home or just climbing another hill.

Marc Salm
Vice President Risk Management
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Lakeland, FL

Stephanie A. Horne
Director of Risk Management & Safety
First Watch Restaurants
Bradenton, FL

Michael Griffin
Risk Manager
Refresco Beverages
Tampa, FL/Rotterdam Netherlands

Gillian Cummings-Beck
Vice President, Risk Management
Taylor Morrison, Inc
Scottsdale, AZ


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