Graham P. Kenyon | Bio
Graham Kenyon is the Vice President of Risk Management at Orion Group Holdings, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Orion Group Holdings, Inc., a leading specialty construction company, provides services both on and off the water in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and the Caribbean Basin through its heavy civil marine construction segment and its commercial concrete segment. The Company's heavy civil marine construction segment services includes marine transportation facility construction, marine pipeline construction, marine environmental structures, dredging of waterways, channels and ports, environmental dredging, design, and specialty services. Its commercial concrete segment provides turnkey concrete construction services including pour and finish, dirt work, layout, forming, rebar, and mesh across the light commercial, structural and other associated business areas. The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout its operating areas.
Prior to working for Orion Marine, Graham was the Director of Risk Management at Transocean Offshore, the world's leading offshore driller. Among other duties, Graham personally handled all of Transocean's claims and insurance issues associated with the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Graham is originally from the United Kingdom and has an insurance background. He worked in London for one of the international P&I Clubs with the London Market, before moving to Houston to work at a leading TPA as their Litigation Manager, handling claims for a number of oilfield drillers and service providers.
Jeffrey Driver | Bio
Jeff Driver is the chief consultant and principal of Soteria Risk Works, LLC.
Spanning over twenty-five years of professional practice in his prior roles as chief risk officer at Stanford Medicine, Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Children's Hospital San Diego, Jeff had overall strategic and tactical accountability for enterprise risk management, including the formation and executive responsibility for their captive insurers. In his role as CEO of The Risk Authority Stanford, Jeff led the formation and focus of a team whose philosophy was that every problem has a solution just waiting to be designed. Together they co-created revolutionary approaches to risk management, including the use of artificial intelligence in risk identification, incorporating decision analytics in claim reserve and trial strategy, and a global partnership in clinical risk management innovation throughout hospitals in the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2018, Jeff partnered with alums of the world-leading design firm "IDEO" to author Discovery Design - an industry-first textbook for healthcare professionals in how to use Design Thinking to drive healthcare innovation and sustainable improvement.
As a pragmatic academic, Jeff is a lifelong student dedicated to continually interrupting the status-quo in a constant vision to increase the effectiveness of risk management and patient safety. Jeff holds a BS in respiratory technology and practiced clinically as an intensive care patient life support specialist before becoming a risk manager and receiving his MBA in healthcare administration. Early in his risk management career, Jeff earned a Juris Doctor and is a member of the California Bar. Recently, Jeff completed his dissertation at the University of Oxford leading to the award of MSc. in Evidence-Based Healthcare which will be conferred in early 2019. Jeff is a faculty associate for Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation and a Doctor of Management candidate at Case Western Reserve University.
Sarah J. Warhaftig | Bio
Sarah Warhaftig is the Academic Director of Risk Management Programs for The National Alliance, where she is responsible for the Certified Risk Manager, Certified personal Risk Manager and Certified School Risk Manager designation programs.
Sarah held the positions of Director of Operations for Aparicio, Walker & Seeling, and immediate past President of AWS Risk Management, LLC in Metairie, Louisiana. Clients included public entities, third party administrators, boards, and private corporations. She consulted with large municipal and not-for-profit clients regarding their insurance and risk management programs. Sarah was responsible for assisting clients in managing through insurance program transitions. Post Hurricane Katrina, she worked with municipal clients in Stafford Act compliance, quantifying losses and perfecting claims, as well as analyzing continued risk retention abilities.
As Vice President/State Director of Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc., a third-party claims administrator licensed in 38 states, Sarah was responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as profit and loss accountability for branches throughout Louisiana. Sarah served on the Municipal Account Business Development Team and as account manager for several entities, including the City of New Orleans, the City of Memphis, Jefferson Parish, and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board.
During the course of her career, Sarah has held positions as risk management director, assistant vice-president of claims, and regional claims manager. She is a graduate of Tulane University and of Rutgers Law School.