Risk Consultants

Our team of Risk Consultants is here to help your housing authority reduce accidents, injuries and property damage. Learn more about your risk consultant below.

Christopher Stephens

Senior Risk Control Consultant

Territory: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin

Chris joined HAI Group in August 2018 as a senior risk control consultant, providing risk control and consulting services to members in the mid-west of the US. He has over 25 years of experience in the risk and insurance industries, providing innovative loss mitigation services for property-centric clients. His professional experience has afforded him a strong background in property and casualty insurance, claims administration, risk assessment, safety, and loss control.

Chris’ background of having worked in both the private and public sectors has given him a unique perspective in risk control. His career began on the carrier side, spending several years as a catastrophe adjuster, assisting communities with their recovery efforts from natural disasters including Hurricane Andrew and the Northridge Earthquake. These opportunities allowed him to develop his emergency management and business continuity skills.

Chris graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in economics and an M.B.A from Colorado State University. He also has his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and is working towards earning a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Contact Chris:
800-873-0242 ext. 207
cstephens@housingcenter.com

Greg Zawie

Senior Risk Control Consultant

Territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin

Greg joined HAI Group in March of 2021 as a senior risk control consultant. In this role, he provides risk control and safety consulting services to policyholders in the Midwestern United States. An insurance industry professional for nearly three decades, Greg owned his own risk control company in the '90s and has worked on both the carrier and vendor sides. Greg graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and holds a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification from the National Recreation and Park Association.

Contact Greg:
800-873-0242 ext. 484
gzawie@housingcenter.com

J.B. Smith

Senior Risk Control Consultant

Territory: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, *Pittsburg Housing Authority and Philadelphia Housing Authority 

J.B. Smith joined HAI Group in 2015 as a Senior Risk Control Consultant. J.B. currently provides risk control consulting services to the membership located in the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of the Mid-West. J.B. brings unique experiences and perspectives to the HAI Group Risk Control Team. J.B. has 20+ years of Law Enforcement and Security related experiences. His career experiences have provided an extensive background in the training of other professionals in Safety, Security, and Insurance Risk Control. He is an OSHA Authorized Trainer for the General and Construction Industries and a HCV Housing Quality Standards Specialist. Additionally, he is a Certified First Aid / CPR Instructor for the American Red Cross programs. J.B.’s most recent risk control experiences come from his work with a recognized public housing authority and his work as an independent loss control consultant.

Contact J.B.:
800-873-0242 ext. 351
jsmith@housingcenter.com

Kevin Sand

Senior Risk Control Consultant

Territory: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming 

HAI Group welcomed Kevin Sand to the Risk Control and Consulting team in March 2020. As a senior risk control consultant, Kevin provides risk control and safety consulting services to HAI Group's members and customers in the Central and Western United States.

Kevin has more than 24 years of experience in the insurance industry, with a background in loss control and risk assessment. He also has extensive experience in commercial underwriting, as well as handling property and casualty structure and liability claims.

Kevin graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and holds a Property & Casualty license as well as a Disabilities Producer license.

Contact Kevin:
800-873-0242, ext. 237
ksand@housingcenter.com

Mary Ciccaglione

Risk Control Manager

Territory: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Washington D.C., Non-Affiliated HEIC accounts (U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)

Mary joined HAI Group as a Risk Control Consultant in early 2012. She has provided Risk Control services to policy holders throughout the United States. Mary graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health Studies, and is a member of Rho Sigma Kappa, National Honor Society in Safety Studies. During her time at HAI Group, she has earned her Property and Casualty Insurance Producers license, Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification, and is currently working toward her Associate in Risk Management. She is also a Certified Continuity Manager, from The National Institute for Business Continuity Management, and a HCV Housing Quality Standards Specialist.

Contact Mary:
800-873-0242 ext. 284
mciccaglione@housingcenter.com

Nicklaus Mayo

Senior Risk Control Consultant

Territory: Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, 

Nick joined HAI Group as a Risk Control Consultant In February of 2014. He provides Risk Control services to policy holders and is a HCV Housing Quality Standards Specialist. Nick graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Administration, minoring in Criminal Justice in 2008. He also received a Master of Public Administration degree from UNH as well, graduating in 2009. When Nick is not in the office, he serves a career Firefighter for the City of Middletown, Connecticut. His work experience includes prior work for HAI Group as a Risk Control Associate, as well as holding various roles within the Fire Service both volunteer and career.

Contact Nick:
800-873-0242, ext. 327
nmayo@housingcenter.com