PARMA Member Spot Light

Meet Alex Mellor PARMA Member Spot Light What inspired you to pursue a career in risk management? After graduating college, I was fortunate to start my career working for a workers’ compensation disability management firm. I had a number of different roles in the organization, each of which exposed me to different parts of the California workers’ compensation system and state and federal leave laws. Many of the firm’s clients were public agencies, so I learned a lot about risk management in a public agency setting which led me to pursue and obtain an ARM designation. For the past five years, I

PARMA Member Spot Light

Meet Leonardo Selvaggi PARMA Member Spot Light How did you enter Risk Management? It all started twenty-four years ago just after college when I was hired by a small third-party administrator in Philadelphia, Curley Adjustment Bureau, to handle entry level claims. After eighteen years, 27 state licenses and many complex cases later, I entered into my current position with the County of Ventura’s Risk Management Department. What are the rewards you experience professionally by being a PARMA member? PARMA presents the opportunity to meet other risk professionals like myself. PARMA also has a

Webinar: Effectively Managing Your IDR Program

Wednesday, September 6th: 9am-11am PT Description CalPERS issued a memorandum to public agencies on 03/30/2017 detailing their policies with respect to Industrial Disability Retirements, and announcing audits that would soon take place. They have since conducted an unprecedented 60 audits of member public agencies. For some agencies the policy does not represent a change in their existing practices, but for many, the announced policies are significant and will dramatically impact how they handle future IDR Applications. Hanna Brophy law firm has had discussions with CalPERS about the policy

PARMA Member Spot Light

Meet Paul Zeglovitch PARMA Member Spot Light What inspired you to pursue a career in risk management? After graduating college, I wanted a job that I could be partially “out in the field.” I accepted a job as an auto liability claims adjuster with Transamerica Insurance and off I went. That was 27 years ago and along the way I found myself in the public entity arena, working with the County of Los Angeles and now cities throughout California. It was during my public entity experience, especially most recently with the California JPIA, that risk management became something that is part of my

PARMA Member Resources

Reminder: The PARMA website currently includes a Member Resources page. Currently, this section of the website contains the contact information of members who have volunteered to make themselves available as a resource for various topic areas such as risk management, workers’ compensation, insurance, human resources, etc. PARMA members can look forward to the website being expanded to include shared documents and archived webinars for on-demand learning. Website login is required to view these pages. Your e-mail address on file with PARMA is your login ID. If you are not certain of your

Presidents Message

By Kim Hunt, PARMA President The dust from the 2016 PARMAwood conference has settled and many of our 2015/2016 initiatives are well under way, this quarterly newsletter being one of them. Before I share more about the initiatives, I would like to thank everyone who made our conference an overwhelming success. Attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff, thank you for taking a chance on Indian Wells and for all you contribute to the success of PARMA! What will risk management look like in 5-10 years? What are the common skills and responsibilities of our members? What will PARMA do to adapt to