Presentation Title
Open for Business or Open Target?
About the Presentation

Many companies and organizations are ill prepared for a violent workplace incident. Whether a criminal action, or an employee on customer/customer on employee violence, or employee on employee or even domestic violence in the workplace; you need to be prepared. This session will identify the risk management techniques needed to prepare for a workplace violence event, how to raise awareness among your work force, what to do in the case of an active shooting occurrence, how to respond to the media and how to handle the aftermath of a workplace violence experience. It is not a question of “if” it will occur, but “when”.  Are you prepared?

Lance J. Ewing, ARM, CRM, ERMP, Executive VP, Global Risk Management & Client Services, Cotton Holdings, Inc.
Presenter Biography








Lance J. Ewing has extensive executive experience in the field of risk management and insurance including his current role as EVP Global Risk Management & Client Services for Cotton Holdings, Inc. Previously he was the VP Real Estate & Hospitality Industry Practice Group Leader at AIG with a portfolio of $1.4B of GWP. Prior to this position he served in senior risk management capacities for Caesars Entertainment, GES Exposition Services/VIAD and for the City of Philadelphia School District. Mr. Ewing additionally worked for various insurance companies including Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance, Pennsylvania Hospital Insurance Company (PHICO) and New York Lumberman's Insurance Trust in risk management, underwriting and risk control capacities.  He also was President of three insurance captives.

Mr. Ewing received his Master's degree in Law & Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his second Master's degree in Occupational Safety Engineering. In addition to his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and his International Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, he is a matriculated Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) candidate and has completed his Enterprise Risk Management Professional designation (ERMP).

Lance was National President 2003-2004 for the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and was also the Chief Risk Officer (CRO).  He teaches risk management as a faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He also served as a Board member for the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Board.  In 2004, he was privileged to have a scholarship in his name (Lance J. Ewing Educational Scholarship) for the Certified Risk Management International designation which grants educational scholarships.  He serves on the University of Mississippi Business School (Risk Management) Advisory Board, where an endowment was created “Ewing Endowment for Business Excellence in Risk Management and Insurance”.

Mr. Ewing was honored as the Real Estate Insurance Leader 2014-2015 for Globe Street and was the 2008 Risk Innovator of the Year.  In 2007, Lance was named Risk Manager of the Year (Business Insurance).  He has authored several articles on insurance, risk management, crisis management and workers' compensation. He is a frequent speaker on enterprise risk management, claims, disaster recovery and risk financing issues.  Mr. Ewing is an expert witness as part of the Insurance Expert Network.

Lance has spoken and worked internationally to promote insurance and risk management in China, Philippines, Japan, Croatia, Romania, Kosovo, Uruguay, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Bermuda, Italy, India and the United Kingdom.  Mr. Ewing continues to be a strong and outspoken supporter of the risk management/insurance profession.