Faculty NameAlexander Gold
Alex is the Loss Control Team Leader at Lamb Insurance Services where he is responsible for developing and implementing risk management/loss control initiatives for non-profit organizations across the country. Alex is also certified as a Workplace Safety & Loss Prevention Specialist (Code Rule 59 & 60) by the New York State Department of Labor.
Prior to joining Lamb Insurance Services, he was a Risk Management Consultant for international, multi-billion-dollar organizations, an Assistant Vice President for a national brokerage firm's Professional Liability division and a Commercial Lines Manager for a regional brokerage firm.
Alex has earned a Master of Science degree in Risk Management from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University. He also holds a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, and a Certified School Risk Manager designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research as well as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation from The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group.
Faculty NameMichael Hay
Mike Hay is the CEO of Strategic Risk Consulting, LLC. His broad professional background in financial management and risk management, teamed with his experience in using information technology to achieve critical business objectives, allows him to assist his public and private sector clients in planning and addressing their risks at enterprise and strategic levels.
Mike's prior professional experience includes positions as Director of Risk Management Programs for The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research as well as Director of Information Resources and Risk Assessment / Loss Prevention for the Texas State Office of Risk Management. Mike also has extensive public-sector experience with the Texas State Comptroller's Office and as Assistant Superintendent for Business for several school districts. Mike has led in the development of several large-scale information technology and risk management projects including the Texas State Property Accounting System, Texas Budget Execution and Monitoring System and the Texas Risk Evaluation and Planning System. Mike is a past president of the National Property Management Association (NPMA) and is an author of NPMA's "The Standard Property Book - Asset Management for the New Millennium" and is an author of "Essentials of Risk Management" published by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.
Mike is a national faculty member for The National Alliance's Certified Risk Manager Program and serves on the faculty for the Certified School Risk Manager and Certified Insurance Service Representative programs. In addition to his risk management consulting services, Mike teaches and lectures throughout the nation on topics related to risk and property management and continues to write numerous articles for national and international publications.
Faculty NameJeffrey Williams
Jeff started his career as a producer, and then went on to help create UNC Charlotte's internal Risk Management Program, before joining Debbie's Staffing as their Vice President of Risk Management & Safety. He spent seven years with Debbie's Staffing before joining Staffworks Group in the same position. Staffworks Group is a privately held multistate staffing company which focuses on light industrial and professional staffing services. Jeff is also owner and President of Paladin Risk Services. Paladin helps organizations create, evaluate, and measure their internal risk management programs.
Jeff works with internal staff to focus on hazard recognition and incident handling. He also assists clients with setting up safety programs & initiatives. He is an authorized trainer of the OSHA 10- & 30-hour training. Jeff earned his CIC designation in 2008 and his CRM in 2011. Throughout his career Jeff has worked with many different risks in many different industries. He is proud to be distributing information with practical value to working professionals.
Faculty NameKyle Drawdy
Kyle was the Director of Risk Management Education and was responsible for all risk management curriculum for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research prior to working in his current position as the Director of Risk Management with the North East Florida Education Consortium (NEFEC). He has experience working in education consortiums and was an Enterprise Risk Manager for the Florida College System Risk Management Consortium (FCSRMC) based in Gainesville, FL. FCSRMC provides risk management and insurance services to the 28 State Colleges in the Florida System.
Kyle began his insurance career with Brown and Brown Insurance in 2005 after 4 years serving in the Army as a member of the 1/75th Ranger Regiment. Kyle was promoted to Profit Center Manager of the Panama City Office and served as the Sales Manager of the Ocala Office during his 8 years with the organization.
In 2006 Kyle earned his CIC designation and in 2016 the ARM designation. Kyle also obtained his bachelor's degree from Santa Fe College in Organization Management and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Florida State University.