Stephen M. Bennett
A safety and health executive with 28 years of experience consulting with clients and leading successful teams. Primary technical strength is risk diagnostics. Lead the development of the “Gap” suite of diagnostic tools for Marsh Risk Consulting. Has personally conducted risk diagnostics on a wide variety of organizations in a wide variety of industries. Has additional expertise in organizational and cultural assessments – assisting companies to strengthen their safety and health programs in relation to the organizational culture.
§ Leadership – Lead a global practice with more than 275 staff worldwide. Guided development of Specialty Consulting Practices. Active board member of ASSE Foundation. Charter member of several advisory councils. National speaker.
§ Management – Accountable for P&L/budget. Managed development of colleague technical certification processes.
§ Negotiation – Lead acquisition of a behavioral consulting firm. Coordinated acquisition of Dimensions™ database and directed systems integration. Developed strategic partnership with Summit Training – multimedia educational system. Developed strategic partnership with BTE – national physical capacity testing organization.
§ Customer Service/Customer Relations – Consulted and lead business development with senior executives of Fortune 1000 companies.
Safety Consulting Group –
Co-founder of web-based membership co-operative to bring a network of independent safety and health consultants, providing a wide range of safety, loss prevention, regulatory management, industrial hygiene, workers’ compensation, and return-to-work solutions, to public and private employers.
Sedgwick CMS, Inc. –
As the director of the Safety and Workforce Management practice, I was responsible for consulting operations designed to maximize human capital output within a client organization. The primary areas of expertise include health, safety, absence management, and information management. I was accountable for diagnostic services, educational tools, and solutions to reduce workers’ compensation and employee absence costs.
Marsh usa, Inc. – Chicago, Illinois 1998 - 2007
Global Practice Leader
Office Consulting Leader
As the leader of Workforce Strategies at Marsh, I was responsible for the coordination and delivery of client solutions in the following areas of human and system performance: Workers’ Compensation (WC) Diagnostics, Disability Management, Medical Care Management, WC Claims, Safety and Health, Behavioral Management, Ergonomics, and Risk Information Management. I personally consulted and lead business development efforts with senior executives of Fortune 1000 companies. My responsibilities also included accountability for the development of workers’ compensation solutions for clients to assist in the reduction of workers’ compensation loss, quality control of the tools developed, and marketing and sales of these tools.
Financial and Management Leadership:
· Accountable for a consulting P&L budget
· Lead a global practice with more than 275 staff worldwide
· Provided guidance for the development of a Clinical Healthcare Consulting Practice
· Facilitated the development of a suite of Return-To-Work tools
· Facilitated the development of Marsh Risk Advisory on-line information service
· Lead the acquisition of a behavioral consulting firm
· Facilitated the development of a suite of diagnostic “Gap” tools
· Coordinated Dimensions™ database acquisition and directed systems integration
· Developed strategic partnership with Summit Training – multimedia educational system
· Coordinated the development of colleague technical certification processes
Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical; Cum Laude
Designations & Achievements
American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation – Board member, Chairman 2008-2009
American Society of Safety Engineers – Member
National Fire Protection Association 70E – Principal and Committee member (standards development)
Remedy Interactive Advisory Council – Charter Member
ETC Scientific Advisory Board – Charter Member
Associate in Risk Management designation