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 NameRonald Hicks
Ronald Hicks is Executive Vice President of Hicks Risk Consulting Inc., located in Mt. Laurel, NJ. The firm is a small risk management consulting firm that focuses on insurance coverages and loss control as a significant aspect of the risk management process. Prior to consulting, Ron was a licensed producer for 20 years. He has a degree in Psychology from Temple University, earned his CIC designation in 2006, and his CRM designation in 2012. He also holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from IRMI. Ron is an OSHA authorized 10 and 30-hour construction trainer.
Ron works directly with companies to assist them in reducing their insurable and non-insurable losses. His work includes analyzing losses to determine trending concerns, working with companies to increase the results from their safety programs, facilitating safety committees, reviewing risk control techniques, assisting clients in strengthening contractual risk transfer language, and training. He also works with insurance companies as a contracted loss control consultant for property, general liability, workers compensation, auto, pollution, and professional liability.
Ron's experience with companies is broad in size and industry. They range from small family owned manufacturers to national railroads and global print media organizations. He brings a unique aspect of loss control to his clients. Having an understanding of insurance policy language, claims experience, and safety training; Ron is able to bring a unique perspective to the loss control process. He is just as comfortable walking on a construction site with a hard hat on as he is training workers how to perform their tasks in a safe manner.