Meet Markel's risk management team

Photo of Kim Coonrod Kim E. Coonrod, Director, Loss Control

Kim is the Director of Loss Control for Markel Specialty Commercial. He joined the company in February 2007 and has been providing accident prevention services within the insurance industry since 1992. His loss control experience includes working with and supporting underwriting, and assisting a wide range of customers and classes of business to gain an understanding of their operations, the status of accident prevention programs, assisting in safety program development, and providing guidance in the correction of safety and health hazards that employees are exposed. Prior to joining the insurance industry he worked in loss prevention for retail organizations and a large transportation company, supervising safety and security operations. Kim is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  He currently holds an Occupational Health and Safety Technologists (OHST) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Kim can be contacted at 888-500-3344, extension 271466.

Photo of Michael HussMichael Huss, Loss Control Consultant
Michael Huss received his B.S. degree in Industrial Technology-Management from the California University of Pennsylvania, and started his career in insurance loss control in 1986 providing risk control, safety, and health consulting services for general contractors, subcontractors, fabrication facilities, and other construction and general industry workplaces for national and regional carriers. He has worked as an independent contractor and as the Risk Manager for a large California Indian casino. Mr. Huss has been employed by Markel since May 2007. His roles include a loss control field representative, a loss control supervisor of the western region, and most recently, a loss control consultant. He currently holds national certifications in Occupational Health and Safety (OHST), and in Construction Health and Safety (CHST), and is currently pursuing his Associate in Risk Management (ARM).  Michael has been an active member of the world’s largest and oldest professional safety organization, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), since 1989. Mr. Huss thoroughly enjoys the diversity and challenges encountered in the field of loss control/risk management and providing guidance to underwriting, insurance agents, and policy holders as it relates to risk assessment, loss mitigation and account profitability. Mike can be reached at 888-500-3344, extension 327911.

Bill CoonsBill Coons, Sr. Loss Control Specialist
Bill is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance.  He has over 28 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Bill manages nationwide loss control for programs out of the Kennesaw, Georgia location of Markel Specialty including child care, charter and independent schools, health clubs and pest control. He is responsible for writing technical articles and newsletters addressing specific loss trends for our niche markets. He also supports the underwriting process through training and loss reviews.  Bill routinely assists clients and producers with loss control efforts and conducts ongoing claims analysis to identify solutions to reducing identified loss exposures.  He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector and speaks regularly at various conventions supporting our programs and encouraging best practices for loss control. Bill also visits regularly with key accounts providing support to their efforts to improve loss control and risk management efforts. Bill can be contacted at 888-546-4042.

Michael HardingMike Harding, Sr. Loss Control Specialist
Mike is a Senior Loss Control Specialist for Markel. He joined the company in 2010 with more than 30 years of experience in safety and risk management, risk consulting, and fleet and driver safety encompassing a broad range of companies including several multi-location corporate level management positions. Mike is responsible for assisting clients with risk management and loss control initiatives to help lessen the risks being faced by human service and child welfare organizations, not-for-profit organizations, museum and cultural institutions, agricultural, wineries, as well as other specialty niche industry groups. Mike is also responsible for providing educational services for clients and supporting their related industry trade associations through activities such as conducting risk management and crisis management workshops, developing safety guidelines, developing industry articles, visiting client sites, participating in industry conferences, and creating risk control plans. Mike is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and a graduate of West Virginia University with an Undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters’ degree in Safety and Risk Management. He is certified by the World Safety Organization as a Certified Safety Executive. Mike can be contacted at 800-431-1270, extension 117627.

Photo of Courtney RosengartnerCourtney Rosengartner, Sr. Loss Control Specialist
Courtney is currently a Senior Loss Control Specialist with Markel in Omaha, Nebraska. She began working for Markel in 2003 in underwriting while attending the University of Nebraska – Omaha where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2006. She has been working in the loss control department since 2008 with primary focus on accident prevention services for workers compensation. She achieved her Associate in General Insurance (AINS) in 2011, her Associate in Risk Management (ARM) in 2014 and her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2015.  She earned her Certificate in OSHA Compliance (COC) through the Safety Council Nebraska Chapter in 2015. Courtney can be contacted at 888-500-3344, extension 271432.
Michael Swain Michael A. Swain, Sr. Loss Control Specialist

Michael is responsible for creating and implementing risk management programs in support of youth camp and recreation programs, child care, social service, youth clubs, health and fitness clubs, martial arts, dance and gymnastics programs for Markel. With 30 years industry experience, he has an extensive background in risk management. Michael earned his B.S. from Virginia Tech and holds certifications as an Associate in Risk Management, a Senior Claim Law Associate, a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist. He also achieved certifications through the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification Program, a Child Passenger Safety Technician, the USA Gymnastics Risk Management Safety Certification Program, Wilderness First Aid, American Red Cross Lifeguard Management and as an Emergency Medical Technician. Michael can be contacted at 800-431-1270, extension 117544.

Olivia Burgher, Loss Control Associate

Olivia is currently a Loss Control Associate at Markel in Omaha, Nebraska. She recently graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and a Nonprofit Management minor. Using her risk assessment and mitigation knowledge, she assists with loss control services for workers compensation and businessowners policies. She earned her HIPAA Privacy Officer certification while pursuing her undergraduate degree, lending experience to risk management and policy development. Olivia can be contacted at 888-500-3344, extension 271191.