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Robert J. Marshburn is the founder and principal of R. J. Marshburn & Associates, Certified Risk Managers.com, an independent risk management consulting and educational firm.  In independent industry evaluations, Mr. Marshburn is consistently rated as one of the nation's top Risk Management Consultants and Educators.  He has been in risk management for 40 years.


Mr. Marshburn works as an outsourced risk manager, as an independent consultant to clients, and in association with other professionals with their clients.  He is a dynamic public speaker, teacher, and conference speaker on risk management and insurance  topics.


Mr. Marshburn is a nationally recognized expert in the field of risk management and specializes in the analysis, design, implementation, and teaching of risk management programs. He is the founder and creator of the Coverage Compliance Verification© Program and specializes in the challenges posed in Construction Risk, including Construction Contracts, Contractual Liability Analysis & Design, Insurance Policy Coverages and Endorsements, Wrap Policies (OCIPs, CCIPs, etc), Construction Defect Liability, and Coverage Disputes.


Mr. Marshburn holds the professional designations of Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS), Certified Insurance Specialist in Construction (CISC), and Certified Construction Insurance Program (CCIP).


To better understand the Risk Management programs designed and implemented by Mr. Marshburn, see the "What we do" and "Consulting Services" sections. They include information on the process of identification and evaluation of potential loss exposures, safety and loss control techniques, contractual transfer and indemnification programs, and risk financing models that result in sophisticated protection of company assets with significant reduction in overall costs.


Mr. Marshburn is an appealing, frequent speaker before various groups on risk management and insurance topics.  He was an original, designated member of the National Faculty for the Certified Risk Manager Program teaching advanced Risk Management courses leading to qualification for the CRM professional designation.  He also served as a consultant in developing the CRM program on the Curricula Advisory Committee.  He authored Graduate courses and teaches workshops in Construction Defect Issues, Contracts as a Tool in Managing Risk, and Wrap-Up Policies.

He is the co-creator and author of the Certified Insurance Specialist in Construction (CISC) professional designation that later merged with the Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS) program from the International Risk Management Institute which he also teaches.  In addition,  he serves as the Senior Educational Consultant and Instructor to the Insurance Community University and is a co-creator of the University’s Certified Construction Insurance Program (CCIP).


Mr. Marshburn is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Contractual risk transfer, including indemnity and insurance requirements for risk management. He has been retained as the current contributing editor of the California Public Agency Insurance Contract Manual.


Mr. Marshburn has been retained as a consultant, educator, and expert witness for some of the nation's premier public entities, builders, manufacturers, risk managers, carriers, developers, brokers, consultants, attorneys, industry and trade associations, and educational organizations.


Professional Education:


The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors - CIC

Certified Risk Managers International - CRM

Insurance Institute of America - ARM

Insurance Skills Center - CISC

Certified Construction Insurance Program - CCIP

International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) - CRIS

American Hardware Mutual - Commercial Insurance Specialist


Professional Experience:


Expert Consultant & Witness

Industry and Association Conference Speaker

National Faculty Instructor and Consultant CRMI

International Risk Management Institute Classroom Instructor CRIS

National Faculty Instructor SCIC

Insurance Educational Association Workshop Instructor  IEA

National Faculty Instructor CISC

Insurance Community University Consultant and Instructor CCIP

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