Mr. Chris Mandel, AIC, ARME, CPCU, RF, RIMS-CRMP

Instructor of the Practice – Worldwide Campus,
Embry-Riddle Aueronautical University
Workshop Instructor
Gold MVP

Contact Details

College Grove, TN
United States


Christopher E. Mandel is the retired SVP, strategic solutions for Sedgwick, Inc. and founding director of the Sedgwick Institute. He also is founder, president and managing consultant of Excellence in Risk Management, LLC and is an Adjunct Professor at Florida State and George Mason Universities (GMU) and is on the CRO executive development program advisory council at GMU. Mr. Mandel has more than 30 years leadership positions and accomplishments in large corporate global risk management. He currently holds various board or advisory appointments to various industry-related organizations. He was a key leader in the Risk Management Society including president. elected a founding member of Risk Who's Who in 2008, was named Risk Manager of the Year and received the Goodell Award for lifetime achievement (2016), RIMS highest honor. He is recognized by his peers as a thought leader in ERM and related disciplines and has had continuously running columns in the trade press since 1996. Mr. Mandel received his B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a MBA in Finance from George Mason University. Between these university programs, he was conferred numerous designations including RIMS-CRMP, CPCU, ARME and Certified Trainer in ISO31000. He is a frequent industry speaker and author and contributes to the Risk Insider column for Risk and Insurance magazine writes the Claims Management Column for IRMI. He resides with his wife Mary Anne in greater Nashville, Music City, USA.


George Mason University
Virginia, United States
1989 To 1994

The Institutes
CPCU, AIC, ARME, General Insurance


Certified in ISO31000, 2016

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ (Va Tech)
Virginia, United States
BS Business Management

Job History

George Mason University
Adjunct Professor
Fairfax, , VA, United States
January 2017 - present

Florida State University Law School
Adjunct Professor
Talehasee, FL, United States
January 2017 - present

Excellence in Risk Management (ERM) LLC.
President and Principal Consultant
August 2010 - present

ERM Interest Group - LinkedIn
Founder and Administrator
January 2007 - present

Association of Risk Management - Japan
Honorary Independent Board Director
Tokyo, Japan
January 2002 - present

Sedgwick Institute
Founding Director
Memphis, TN, United States
March 2015 - March 2021

SVP, Strategic Solutions
college grove, TN, United States
January 2013 - February 2021

G4S Compliance and Investigations
Advisory Board Member and Consultant
November 2011 - December 2012

rPM3 Solutions, LLC
EVP, Professional Services
August 2011 - December 2012

1910 Church
October 2009 - August 2012

Bethel World Outreach Church - Every Nation
Ministry Team Member
September 2012 - January 2012

Enterprise Indemnity
President and Vice Chairman of the Board
March 2004 - August 2010

USAA Group
Chief Risk Officer/AVP, Enterprise Risk Management
San Antonio, TX, United States
April 2001 - August 2010

Institute for Church Safety and Risk Management
Advisory Board Member
January 2009 - April 2010

Assciation of Finance Professionals
Advisory Board Member
January 2009 - January 2009

American Institute for Propery Casualty Underwriters
Member, ARM-E Exam Review Committee
January 2009 - January 2009

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Advisory Board Member
January 2005 - January 2008

FM Global
Advisory Board Member
January 2002 - January 2008

AAO Insurance Company
Board Director
St. Louis, MO, United States
January 2004 - January 2007

AIG Insurance Group
Advisory Board Member
January 2003 - January 2007

Zurich Insurance Group
Advisory Board Member
January 1995 - January 2007

Risk and insurance Management Society, Inc.
January 1998 - May 2004

Risk and Insurance Management Society
Director and Various Board Committee Chairs
January 1998 - January 2004

Director, World-wide Risk Management, KFC Corp
August 1993 - March 2001

Advisory Board Member
Louisville, KY, United States
January 1998 - January 2001

Yum! Brands
Director, Global Risk Management
Louisville, KY, United States
January 1997 - January 2001

Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc./ YUM Brands, Inc.
Director Global Risk Management
January 1993 - January 2001

American National Red Cross
Director Risk Management Division
Washington, DC, United States
October 1989 - July 1993

Verizon Corporation
Risk Manager
Arlington, VA, United States
April 1985 - September 1989

Marsh USA
Senior Consultant
Washington, DC, United States
July 1983 - April 1985