Risk Strategies appoints industry veteran as new COO

Risk Strategies appoints industry veteran as new COO | Insurance Business

Risk Strategies appoints industry veteran as new COO

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Risk Strategies has announced the appointment of Sharon Edwards as chief operating officer.

In her new role, Edwards will join the firm’s executive committee and lead its operating committee, assuming oversight and management responsibilities for national operations. She will report to John Mina, chief executive officer of Risk Strategies, and lead improvements in client experience, with a focus on consistent associate experience.

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In a statement, Risk Strategies said that Edwards brings a “proven ability to lead organizations through critical periods of change.” She previously served as chief financial officer of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking segment, as well as CFO for Willis Towers Watson’s North America segment.

“I’ve had the previous pleasure of working with Sharon in a couple of different roles,” said Mina. “She is an incredibly able leader and will be a great asset to the organization as we continue to grow and scale our business.”

“It’s exciting to be joining Risk Strategies at this point in their journey,” said Edwards. “The firm’s specialty approach is uniquely in-step with market need, and I believe my experience in operations, finance, integration and transformation can help Risk Strategies deliver the vision for both our clients and our people.”