Mr. Christopher Cowan

Risk Manager,
El Dorado Resorts

Contact Details

Reno, NV
United States


Christopher Cowan, ARM, ARM-P

Chris Cowan joined the IOC Black Hawk HR Team as Risk Manager in February 2012. He manages risk, claims, health & safety, insurance and self-insured programs for the Lady Luck and Isle Casinos, Hotels and Restaurants in Black Hawk, Colorado.

Chris began his career in the insurance industry in as a multi-line Commercial Property and Casualty Adjuster with Custard Insurance Adjusters and Custard Claims Management handling and managing business loss, workers compensation, and public entity claims. His expertise is comprised of managing commercial general liability, property and workers compensation loss exposures and claims as well as insurance program management.

Positions held within the insurance and risk industries include: Branch, Claims, and Division Manager positions at Custard Insurance; Vice President and Regional Manager at GE Young & Co., Director Consultant at Risk Services of Colorado; and President at Denver-Boulder Claim Services. As side projects, Chris taught classes through the Insurance Training Network and was acting Product Consultant with SilverPlume/Vertafore on their Sage P&C products.

Current responsibilities include risk control, loss prevention and analysis, workers’ compensation and general liability loss mitigation and claims management, systems safety, contingency planning, insurance, and OSHA compliance and training. He not only manages risks associated with accidental losses, but also applies risk management processes to employment practices, human, regulatory, legal, and operational risks.


Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Risk Management for Public Entity (ARM-P).


Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern University. Associate of Arts degree from Young Harris College.