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Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy lauds grads

Posted 9/2/22

Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy is recognizing members of the sixth graduating class of the firm’s Strategic Risk Management Fundamentals course.

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Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy lauds grads


NEW HARTFORD — Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy is recognizing members of the sixth graduating class of the firm’s Strategic Risk Management Fundamentals course.

“We believe that great safety fosters great business. Organizations with strong safety cultures achieve operational excellence in all aspects. Each organization’s investment in their leaders through this course speaks volumes about their organizational priorities and we are proud to support those priorities.” said Larry Gilroy, president and CEO of Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy.

Participants included:

  • Clifford Byrne, Mountain Lake Academy;
  • Alec Johnson, Waterdown Daily Times;
  • Caitlin Matwijec-Walda, Total Solutions I.T. Inc.;
  • Pamela de Oliveira, NY Label and Box Corp;
  • Sarah Sarkar, Flower City Group; and
  • Dave Spears, CraneTech, Inc.

Through this eight-part course, participants gained access to industry experts, leading-edge tools, and a network of industry resources, according to program officials. The course concluded with a capstone project centered on each organization’s unique goals.

Course topics included: Culture of Safety; Connecting Risk Management to Organizational Goals; Hazard, Speculative, and Operational Risk; Workers Compensation; Employee Engagement; Workplace Violence; Disaster Planning; Risk Transfer; and Root Cause Analysis among other topics.

“It is an honor to work directly with some of the best businesses in our community and across the country on topics that impact every individual within their organization. And the impact is measurable,” said Pete Miller, leader of Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy’s Risk Management department. “On average, the Workers’ Compensation Mod for participating organizations has decreased by 19 points in the years following completion of this course,” he added.

Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy is accepting applications for its seventh annual class, which will begin in November. For more information, go online to .

Founded in 1904, Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy is one of Central New York’s oldest and largest independent insurance agencies. Blending insurance solutions with leading-edge strategies, the agency helps individuals and businesses of all types and sizes manage risk.

The firm is headquartered at 210 Clinton Road, from which it serves clients across New York State and increasingly around the nation and globe. The company employs a professional staff of over 50 and represents more than 80 insurance carriers.


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