RPS taps industry veteran to head workers' comp programs

The expert replaces a retiring leader

RPS taps industry veteran to head workers' comp programs

Workers Comp

By Ryan Smith

Risk Placement Services (RPS) has announced the appointment of Joe Clifford (pictured) to lead its self-insured workers’ compensation programs in Michigan within the RPS Signature Programs division. Clifford succeeds Tom Hanna, who has retired.

Clifford has spent his entire career in Michigan self-insured workers’ compensation program administration. He has years of expertise in each of the areas required to effectively manage self-insured group funds, RPS said.

“Joe Clifford’s succession to this role is proof of Tim Hanna’s success in developing high-caliber experts within the Signature Programs division,” said Chris Leisz, president of RPS Signature Programs. “Joe is a well-recognized industry leader and represents the type of expertise resident within our division to support independent agents and insureds. He is well-qualified to lead us to continued growth and profitability within these programs.”

In his new role, Clifford will be responsible for the oversight and management of seven Michigan self-insured funds currently under RPS management. His team manages the largest number of group workers’ compensation funds in the state, according to RPS.

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