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Sawyer Stern


Head shot of Sawyer SternTitle: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter

Sawyer Stern has 25 years of risk management experience, including 12 years as a telecommuting risk manager. She was the 1989 recipient of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Distinguished Graduate Award and in 1990 received the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Distinguished Graduate Award. 

Sawyer earned her Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1991, was an instructor in the National Alliance Certified Risk Manager program from 1996 to 1998, has been certified as an instructor in OSHA's Voluntary Compliance program, and holds an Advanced Safety Certificate from the National Safety Council. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology. 

For more than 10 years, Sawyer has provided independent risk management services including coverage comparisons, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, loss data analysis, contract review and risk management audits as a consultant for Limited Risk. In this position, she primarily provides risk management consulting services to a broker located in Chicago that services large, multinational, privately held companies. 

From 1999 to 2001, she was under contract to Northwestern Steel & Wire, one of the original steel mini-mills, as an outsourced risk manager. Their operations included the world's largest electric arc furnace, used for melting scrap into steel, and three mills that produced structural steel shapes for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential construction applications.

Presentation: Parish Risk Management 101

Program: The Newly Appointed Pastor