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Ron Martin, Keenan Manager of Property and Liability JPA for Public Schools, Recognized as 2019 Risk All Star by Risk & Insurance Magazine

September 13, 2019

TORRANCE, Calif. – Sept. 17, 2019 – Keenan, an industry-leading California insurance brokerage and consulting firm for health care organizations and public agencies, has announced that Ron Martin, the firm’s Joint Powers Authority Manager for the Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund, has been recognized as a 2019 Risk All Star by Risk & Insurance magazine.

The Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund comprises 366 public K-12 schools with average daily attendance of one million. Martin was recognized for helping to craft a sexual abuse and molestation risk management program that mandates reporting and has dramatically reduced abuse claims.

Between fiscal years 2009 and 2014, the fund had incurred $59.34 million in sexual abuse and molestation (SAM) claims. Martin and his team conducted a thorough review of the fund’s claims history to identify areas of liability, with the goal of constructing a comprehensive SAM prevention program. The bottom line result was a dramatic reduction of losses to $12.95 million between 2015 and 2019.

“Sexual abuse is one of the most serious issues facing our communities, as well as one of the most costly potential areas of liability for school districts,” Martin said. “We very are proud of the work we’ve achieved together through the JPA to protect our students while reducing a significant drain on already limited financial resources.”

The Northern California Regional Liability Excess Fund was formed to provide a joint program for liability and property damage claims against public agencies as well as a forum for discussion, study, development and implementation of recommendations of mutual interest regarding other joint programs.

The Risk All Stars program honors professionals who are working hard to make people safer (“the higher purpose of insurance and risk management”) by deploying their passion, perseverance and creativity to make a significant difference for their companies.

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