Baltimore, Md. – RCM&D, a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, announced the appointment of James Shewey as Education Practice Leader, effective immediately. In this role, James is responsible for providing strategic direction and service alignment for K-12 schools, colleges and universities and consortiums.
James has been a part of the RCM&D team since 2006, serving as a Client Executive as well as the Commercial Service Team Leader for the firm’s Virginia operations. During his time with the firm, James has proven his expertise in risk management, insurance brokerage and contractual risk transfer in all industries, all while continuing to develop a comprehensive understanding of the unique and evolving risks facing the education industry.
In 2018, James was named a Power Broker for Education by Risk & Insurance Magazine for his exceptional client service in the higher education industry. In 2012, James created a large group purchase program for the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia. He continues to serve as broker and consultant as well as host the group’s annual two-day Risk Management Conference. He is considered a thought leader in the industry, having been asked to present on topics such as “Managing Risk on a Budget” at the Virginia Association of Independent Schools Business Officer Institute.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to grow with the firm and lead a group of talented risk management, insurance and service advisors,” commented Shewey. “I believe that together, our team can provide innovative solutions that target and mitigate the unique but pervasive risks faced by educational institutions in the region.”
With over 15 years of experience in the industry, James brings a versatile background to his new role. James has been actively involved in both the sales and service sides of the industry. Prior to joining RCM&D, James worked with both local and national firms, providing commercial and personal lines of service.
RCM&D, headquartered in Towson, MD, is ranked among the top independent insurance advisory firms in the United States. Our specialized teams provide strategic solutions and consulting for risk management, insurance and employee benefits. Leveraging more than 130 years of experience and strong local, national and global reach, we partner with organizations to meet all of their business objectives.