Faculty NameGraham Kenyon
Graham Kenyon is the Vice President of Risk Management at Orion Group Holdings, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Orion Group Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty construction company, provides services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment and its commercial concrete segment. The Company's heavy civil marine construction segment services includes marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services. Its commercial concrete segment provides turnkey concrete construction services including pour and finish, dirt work, layout, forming, rebar, and mesh across the light commercial, structural and other associated business areas. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout its operating areas.
Prior to working for Orion Marine, Graham was the Director of Risk Management at Transocean Offshore, the world's leading offshore driller. Among other duties, Graham personally handled all of Transocean's claims and insurance issues associated with the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Graham is originally from the United Kingdom and has an insurance background. He worked in London for one of the international P&I Clubs with the London Market, before moving to Houston to work at a leading TPA as their Litigation Manager, handling claims for a number of oilfield drillers and service providers.
Faculty NameMark Gaskamp
Mark Gaskamp is currently a Senior Vice President for Marsh Wortham in Austin, Texas. Mark is responsible for leading the risk management and loss control practice, along with a variety of other roles for the Austin office. Prior to joining Wortham, Mark served as a Senior Underwriter for The St. Paul and Travelers organization. Before serving in an underwriting capacity, he held various positions in the St. Paul Risk Control unit. His responsibilities have included: Regional Supervisor, Risk Management Large Account Specialist, Regional Public Sector Specialist, and National Specialist for the Professional Specialty Unit. He worked closely with safety and risk management professionals to coordinate, develop, and implement accident prevention programs which positively impact the organizations overall cost of risk. Mark also served as a risk consultant for Corporate Systems, responsible for data analysis and risk management information consulting for Fortune 500 companies, third party administrators, and insurance carriers. Mark is very active in the safety and risk management community. He has served as national faculty member of The National Alliance Certified Risk Manager's program since 2003, and as an adjunct Risk Management professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former president of the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and in 2009 he was the recipient of the Safety Professional of the Year for the ASSE Region III (Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas). He has also served on the Central Texas safety committees for the Association of Building Contractors and Association of General Contractors. He has also served as the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee for the Rio Texas Methodist Conference comprising of over 600 churches in Texas and New Mexico. Mark has published numerous insurance and risk management articles, and presented at regional and national professional development conferences for numerous organizations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Association of Building Contractors (ABC), , Association of General Contractors (AGC), Insurances and Risk Management Institute (IRMI), and Public Risk & Insurance Management Association (PRIMA). Mark holds a BBA in Risk Management and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He has attained the following professional designations: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM), Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).