Ms. Ellen Criz

Bronze MVP

Contact Details

Highland Park, IL
United States


Ellen Criz retired in 2008 as Risk Manager, Property and Corporate Programs for Sears Holdings Corporation, but came out of retirement in 2011 to be Corporate Insurance Manager at Follett Corporation. Criz was previously Casualty Risk Manager at Sears, Roebuck and Co. with a total of over 12 years of Sears experience. She has also been Director of Risk Management for Premark International, and her career has included insurance underwriting, underwriting management, insurance broking, and business analysis for an insurance website. Criz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University, as well as professional designations as a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and an Associate in Risk Management.


Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Bachelor of Science
English, Education, Spanish

Job History

Follett Corporation
Corporate Insurance Manager
RIver Grove, IL, United States
March 2011 - January 2013

Sears, Roebuck/Sears Holdings Corporation
Risk Manager and Director, Risk Management
Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
September 2002 - February 2008

Business Analyst
Jersey City, NJ, United States
August 2000 - August 2002

Moraine Music Academy
Highland Park, IL, United States
January 2000 - August 2000

Premark International
Director, Risk Management
Deerfield, IL, United States
January 1999 - December 1999

Aon Risk Services
VP and Account Director
Chicago, IL, United States
March 1998 - January 1999

Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Casualty Risk Manager
Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
January 1991 - March 1998

Marsh & McLennan
Assistant VP
Chicago, IL, United States
June 1986 - December 1990

Allstate Insurance/Northbrook Property & Casualty Insurance
Underwriter, Home Office Underwriter, Regional Underwriting Mgr.
Northbrook, IL, United States
August 1967 - June 1986