James Gaughan

James Gaughan

Director, Claims and Risk Consulting

With more than 25 years of experience, James serves as the Director of RCM&D’s Claims and Risk Consulting Division where he is responsible for consulting and client service development. 

In his current role, James provides safety management and consulting services for major regional and global risk and insurance service firms. In this appointment, he manages the development of consulting solutions and supports team members in identifying and providing client solutions. 

Prior to this position, James served as a senior managing consultant responsible for the management of a team of risk consulting professionals within RCM&D. In that position, he directed safety consulting services for clients, extending from small, privately-owned companies to Fortune 500 international firms in the manufacturing, hospitality, retail, healthcare and higher education industry groups. 

James has also served as the regional practice leader and member of the manufacturing and hospitality industry groups for a major national broker.  His construction experience includes contract safety and risk management services, representing owners and contractors on projects that have included OCIP and wrap-up programs for private, state and federal projects. These projects have encompassed roadway building and maintenance, office building and airport construction, as well as hotel and resort industries.

Education & Professional Development

  • Millersville University – Occupational Safety & Industrial Hygiene Management (BS)
  • Indiana University – Safety Sciences (MS)
  • Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM)
  • Certified Accident & Illness Prevention Provider (AIPP) – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania