Lean Risk Management. Improving Risk. Eliminating Waste.

Presented By:

Mark And Lori Siwik

Session Abstract:

This session will discuss how lean principles can be applied to the risk management function in an organization.  Lean Risk Management will be defined, the goals of an organization implementing Lean Risk Management will be identified, and specific applications of Lean principles to the Risk Management function will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

“In this session you will learn…”

  • What Lean Risk Management is
  • Goals of Lean Risk Management that you can set as goals for your own company
  • How to develop a standardized risk management approach that will help your company focus on value and eliminate waste
  • The importance of good data and data control in improving the risk management function

About the Facilitator:

Lori Siwik – For almost 20 years, Lori has worked with senior management on a variety of risk management issues. Her career started with a large Ohio law firm where she handled complex product liability, toxic tort, mass tort and environmental litigation. After leaving private practice and before founding SandRun Risk, Lori spent 19 years at Risk International in several senior leadership roles, including Vice President and General Counsel.

Lori has long served in a leadership role within the risk management community across Ohio and the country. Her most recent work involves the application of lean/six sigma principles to risk management. She also has written and lectured extensively on the negotiation and settlement of complex insurance claims, and policy reconstruction.

Lori’s work at the national level includes her ongoing service as co-chair of an American Bar Association sub-committee for corporate counsel working on insurance coverage issues. Her professional associations include the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association. She also has served in a variety of leadership roles in Northeast Ohio’s legal and business community.
Education: Juris Doctor, University of Cincinnati, 1987; BBA, Kent State University, magna cum laude, 1984
Email:  lsiwik@sandrunrisk.com

Mark Siwik – Mark has deep experience with risk management. After clerking for the Honorable John M. Manos, one of the finest federal trial court judges, Mark represented the interests of corporate policyholders in complex insurance recovery litigation around the country. Mark then left the day to day of the courtroom in the late 1990’s to work as a key business and risk management advisor to senior management for a variety of companies throughout the United States. Mark is frequently called on to help lead collaborative teams to solve complex risk management issues. He has spoken and written extensively on risk management for a number of national organizations including the Association of Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Mark is well known for his leadership work within the legal profession. Since the early 1990’s, he has helped lead the development of standards for the operation of professional service firms, including law firms and corporate law departments. He has taught legal ethics and professionalism throughout the country. His work in this area led to the publication of Success Briefs for Lawyers: Inspirational Insights on How to Succeed at Law and Life (2001).

Education: Juris Doctor, University of Cincinnati, 1988; Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Akron, 1985, summa cum laude
Email:  msiwik@sandrunrisk.com