Sedgwick makes key appointment for risk services group

Sedgwick makes key appointment for risk services group

Sedgwick has announced the appointment of Rich Wirth as senior vice president of its risk services group.

Wirth (pictured above) first joined Sedgwick through its acquisition of York Risk Services Group. In his new role, he will oversee a division that combines Sedgwick’s established risk services group with the team of loss control professionals who joined the company through the York acquisition. The consolidation looks to enhance Sedgwick’s offerings in loss control, safety, OSHA reporting and ergonomics.

Wirth has more than 25 years of experience in the risk services space, with extensive expertise in helping insurance, corporate and public entity clients mitigate losses and increase profits through loss control, safety and consultative services. He most recently served as Sedgwick’s vice president of risk control and previously led York’s loss control division.

“I’m excited to announce Rich’s promotion to senior vice president, where he will continue to strengthen and grow our risk services division,” said Elizabeth Demaret, president of Sedgwick’s specialty solutions. “Rich has exceptional professional credentials in the risk services sector, and I’m confident he will lead the team in enhancing our technology resources and technical expertise while focusing on delivering superior service to our clients.”

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“In today’s environment, risk services are critical as companies develop and execute their back-to-business strategies in a post-pandemic world,” Wirth said. “I look forward to expanding Sedgwick’s risk services practice and the work we do for clients during this transition period and beyond.”