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Out Front Ideas is an educational series interactive forum designed to explore critical insurance industry issues. Hosted by Kimberly George and Mark Walls, two well-known experts and advocates in their fields, this series will explore the perspectives of risk managers, brokers, TPAs, carriers and other industry stakeholders in a conversational format.

Our goals with Out Front Ideas are to facilitate industry conversations, highlight industry leaders, and most importantly to encourage you to think about how we can work together to bring about positive change.

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Designed to foster honest conversation and opinions on the latest issues.

The goal is to provide listeners with applicable knowledge from every thought-provoking
angle and initiate or advance conversation on important topics.

Hosted by
Kimberly and Mark

Kimberly

Global head of Product Development & Innovation, Sedgwick

George is currently a member of Sedgwick’s executive leadership team and leads their innovation lab and global product strategy. Kimberly is actively working with Sedgwick clients, partners, and operations to enter new market spaces, drive the digital strategy, and oversee growth projects from ideation to execution. Previously she was the senior vice president of Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare. Over the course of her career, Kimberly has become a true thought leader on issues related to claims management, healthcare, benefits, and business strategy. She became a registered nurse more than 25 years ago and since then led two successful startups and served in a variety of leadership roles in claims management, absence management, managed care, and corporate strategy.

Mark

VP Communications & Strategic Analysis with Safety National

Walls has over 30 years of industry experience, including over 20 years managing workers’ compensation claims in multiple states. He is the founder of the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn and, with over 30,000 members, it is the largest online discussion community dedicated exclusively to workers’ compensation issues. Walls is also involved in government affairs and monitoring insurance legislation and regulations nationwide.

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