Risk & Insurance
Who We Are
Risk & Insurance® covers the people, stories and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance.
What We Do
Some people think of risk management and commercial insurance as staid and dull. Even some insurance executives believe their industry is inferior to the power of Wall Street or innovation of Silicon Valley.
That’s where we come in.
We see Risk as the most pervasive challenge facing business leaders. The world is becoming ever more interconnected and developed while the speed of technological innovation increases and societal unrest grows. The result is the proliferation of new risks at an almost incalculable rate, global turmoil caused by regional events and the correlation of previously independent risk categories.
Without risk mitigation and transfer, primarily through insurance, our economy and society would not exist as we know it. No other profession and industry is so integral to global commerce or impacted by world events.
So what’s not to love?
Risk & Insurance® strives to identify emerging risks and mitigation strategies, while covering the fascinating people who drive the industry forward. We obsess about the myriad ways insurance plays a vital role in our economy. Our goal is to not only inform and help our readers succeed in their careers but also to inspire and motivate.
To accomplish this goal, our coverage is rooted in a set of defining principles:
- Insurance is Vital.
- Risk is Compelling.
- People Matter Most.
- Storytelling Applies.
- Creativity is Essential.
- Positive Outlook
Topics We Cover
While our approach and tone are our most important differentiators, we also provide expert coverage of core topics such as property and liability as well as the many specialties that comprise the risk management and commercial insurance universe. In addition, we are well known for covering specialized risks faced by a multitude of industries such as Energy, Transportation, Construction, Health Care, etc.
Workers’ Compensation and the large ecosystem of related specialties is an area where we particularly excel. Combined with our conference, The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo® and our dedicated micro-site, The WorkersComp Forum®, our coverage is unmatched.
It’s All About Content
A more immersive reading experience? We’re glad you asked. A cleaner layout and typographic design keeps your focus on the content. The “infinite scroll,” simplified navigation and Google search make finding interesting articles easier. And no matter your screen size – PC, tablet or phone – the site is optimized to ensure the same great experience.
The benefits of the site are mostly self-evident. But a few features are worth highlighting to help get you started:
Current Section: Displays the issue, topic, author or section you are currently viewing.
Content Ribbon: Lists all of the articles in the current section. Easily browse the articles and click on any tile to load that article into the infinite scroll.
Infinite Scroll: Read each article from top to bottom without having to click to continue. The next article loads automatically so you can continuously read/browse an entire issue or section – similar to how you read a print magazine.
Full Screen: Click the arrow to hide the content ribbon and create a clutter-free article reading experience. Also handy for smaller screens or tablets.
More Ways to Explore
Nav Bar: Click the gray bar to reveal several filters, sections and topics that tailor articles to your interests.
Authors/Topics: Reading an article you like? Click on the author’s name to see all of their content or click on one of the topics to load that section.
Google Search: Still not finding what you want? The search bar slides out to help you find it.
Responsive Design (Mobile Optimized)
The site utilizes a responsive design. That means the layout automatically adjusts to different screen sizes. You can see the technology in action by adjusting the size of your browser window. It’s pretty cool.
But responsive design is more than just a neat trick. It ensures that our new site looks great and works well on all screen sizes. Call us a website or, if you like, a web app – the site combines the benefits of the free and open web with the elegance of an application.
More to Come
But we are not done yet. The site enables us to integrate new content types into our stories. Over the next year, you will see more charts, graphs, infographics, videos, photos, etc.
Be sure to sign-up for one of our newsletters to stay abreast of all these developments as well as the latest articles and content we publish.
In the meantime, we would love to hear your feedback about the new site or anything else we do. Write to us at [email protected].
Matthew Kahn ([email protected]) is the Executive Editor and Publisher of Risk & Insurance. He oversees the editorial and sales teams as well as develops new content and platform offerings. Prior to joining R&I in 2002, he worked as a management consultant and ran an office of an internet 1.0 start-up, both in NYC. Matthew graduated with a business degree from Cornell University. His best risk management lessons come from his frequent aviation experiences as a pilot.
Dan Reynolds ([email protected]) is Editor-in-Chief of Risk & Insurance®. In addition to his responsibilities overseeing the magazine’s print and online content, he is the author of Risk Scenarios. Dan is an award-winning editor and writer with more than 16 years’ experience in journalism, including positions as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Business Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.
Anne Freedman ([email protected]) is managing editor at Risk & Insurance®. She helps plan, assign and edit stories, as well as writes feature articles and the Legal Spotlight. Prior to joining R&I in 2012, Anne was web editor at Human Resource Executive® magazine, a sister publication of R&I, where she worked for 11 years in various positions. Previously, she worked for a daily newspaper in suburban Philadelphia. Anne is an award-winning journalist, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism.
Roberto Ceniceros ([email protected]) is Senior Editor at Risk & Insurance and Co-Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo. A veteran journalist, he has reported on risk management topics and the commercial insurance industry for 19 years, dedicating most of that time to analyzing the workers comp industry and writing about the trends and events that shape it. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boise State University and a graduate degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton.
Kris Kaloupis ([email protected]) is Client Support Lead at Risk & Insurance. She manages advertising insertion order process, digital ad placements as well as day to day administrative tasks for the entire R&I team. Kris graduated with a business administration degree from Arcadia University in 2011. She has been with Risk & Insurance for 7 rewarding years and is excited to see what great things future will bring for the magazine!
Katie Siegel ([email protected]) is a Staff Writer for Risk & Insurance. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a degree in English, she wrote about respiratory care and sleep medicine for a medical trade magazine. Prior experience includes writing for health and fitness websites and coverage of municipal township meetings in South Jersey.
Edward Baniak ([email protected]) is the Associate Publisher of Risk & Insurance. In addition to managing a very successful sales territory in the Northeast and Bermuda, Edward also coordinates various operational functions at the magazine. Having started his career with R&I in 1998, he is the longest tenured team member. Edward graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in business. He currently enjoys playing goalie for a few local hockey teams, fishing, golfing, the OBX and spending time with his family.
Kristie Flowers ([email protected]) is Project Manager at Risk & Insurance. She manages the execution of all custom projects and content offerings by working closely with the sales and editorial teams. Prior to joining Risk & Insurance in 2012, she worked in the banking industry. Kristie graduated from the University of Maine in 2010 with a degree in Journalism, concentrated on Advertising.
Nate Yeagle ([email protected]) is a National Account Executive at Risk & Insurance. He co-manages business development for the magazine. Prior to joining R&I in 2008, Nate worked in corporate sales, marketing, and business development for a number of large retail organizations. Nate graduated from St. Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia, with a Master’s in Business Administration focused in Management and an Undergraduate degree in Marketing.
Michelle Kerr ([email protected]) is an Associate Editor at Risk & Insurance. Michelle has spent 12 years writing about workers’ compensation, safety and workplace legal issues. Over the past decade, she has served the magazine in a variety of capacities, including as the longtime coordinator of the Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Awards. Outside the office, she spends all of her time on the toughest risk management job there is: Parenting an energetic wisecracking son.