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Meet Our Risk Engineers


Andy Ackerson

Andy has been an environment, health and safety (EHS) professional since 2003 serving in various and increasingly complex roles. Before joining Chubb in 2012, Andy managed the EHS processes for a federal government defense contractor, BAE Systems in its Technology Solutions business unit, its research and development arm focusing in part on chemical detection, advanced materials including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and nano-porous carbon, electronic warfare, wide-area persistent surveillance and non-lethal warfare. Before BAE Systems, Andy worked as senior risk management consultant for Eastern Alliance Insurance Group, a mono line workers compensation carrier. At Eastern he gained experience managing risk consulting services for traditional accounts, alternative markets and captive programs. Andy also has experience in the pharmaceutical industry working for Supernus Pharmaceuticals, formerly Shire Laboratories, where he managed the EHS processes with a strong focus on industrial hygiene, control banding and surrogate active pharmaceutical ingredient monitoring.

Andy is currently a Senior Workers Compensation Risk Specialist in the Mid-Atlantic region working out of the Baltimore, Maryland office. Along with the Mid-Atlantic region Andy regularly supports regions across North America. Day-to-day Andy is responsible for leadership in workers compensation, industrial hygiene, occupational disease, ergonomics & tribometry. Andy also participates in regional and company-wide initiatives related to this these topics. Andy supports the Industrial Hygienist mentor program and is a previous facilitator for the property & casualty risk engineer training program helping to develop the future of Risk Engineering Services.  Andy provides training, consultation & quality assurance to both Risk Engineers and our Underwriting partners. Andy works closely with Risk Engineering, Underwriting and Claims to develop and execute service initiatives for wide range of accounts and insurance coverages along with providing assistance with account selection. 

Andy is a member of the American Society of Safety Professions (ASSP) Chesapeake Chapter, and is a member of the national ASSP Ergonomics Practice Specialty. He has developed and presented ergonomic–related webinars for ASSP and has been a speaker at local chapter meetings and at the national ASSP Conference & Expo. Andy is currently the Social Media Chair and Government Affairs Chair for the ASSP Ergonomics Practice Specialty.


Sheila Coppinger

Sheila is currently a Senior Risk Engineer located in Chubb’s New York City branch.  She is responsible for providing client service to major accounts and commercial accounts.  She provides technical leadership to the department for Museum and Cultural Institution clients.  She has over 30 years of experience improving loss experience and safety efforts within the workplace.  Prior to joining Chubb in 1987 she was an analytical chemist for Pall Corporation,

Sheila is a subject matter expert for the New York Region in the areas of Commercial Automobile, Life Safety, General Liability and Workers Compensation. She is part of Chubb’s national fleet team and slip, trip and fall team working to develop client resources and to further promote assessment skills among the Risk Engineering department.

Her specialty is in assessing risk, influencing mindset, and advising on operational, culture changes, and best practices to prevent disruption and loss of operations, reduce claims, and ensure profitability for both the client and Chubb. 

She has presented a wide range of topics at national and international conferences held by the American Society of Safety Professionals, Smithsonian Institute, Northern Ireland Committee on Heritage Disasters, International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection and the American Alliance of Museums.

She currently represents the insurance industry on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Cultural Resources.  She is a task group leader responsible for NFPA standard 914. 


Tina Minter

Tina Minter is a Senior Workers Compensation Specialist located in Milwaukee, WI who is responsible for providing risk engineering assistance and support to large commercial clients. She has over 26 years of experience improving loss experience and safety efforts within the workplace and has been employed by Chubb since 1994.

Her specialty is working with workers compensation clients providing risk engineering services to address leading loss indicators while assisting clients in proactive risk reduction. She works with clients providing industrial and office ergonomic work assessments, program development and training in an effort to reduce and minimize potential injury exposures. She is part of Chubb’s national ergonomic team working to develop client resources and to further promote ergonomic skills among the Risk Engineering department.

Tina has conducted industrial hygiene sampling for numerous contaminants that present significant occupational health hazards to clients and developed control techniques to reduce overexposures.

Tina has presented a wide range of ergonomic and safety topics at national conferences held by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC). She is a co-chair of the Programs Committee for the AEC.


Thomas Neale

Thomas began his Risk Engineering Career with Chubb in 1991 in the San Francisco Office and has spent his career supporting clients in Northern California. He enjoys working with clients in all industries, but has established expertise with winery, food processing, social media and hospitality clients.

In 2006 he was awarded the Workers’ Compensation Specialist designation for the Pacific Region. In this role, he supports Chubb’s larger and more complex clients by reviewing and refining clients’ safety and risk management programs, assessing ergonomic exposures and performing industrial hygiene monitoring.

Leadership responsibilities include supporting the local Risk Engineering team with training and mentoring while also working with the Risk Engineering Home Office team developing resources and training.

In 2018, Thomas was selected to join the National Ergonomics Team. This team directs Chubb’s ergonomic policies, develops internal training and ergonomic resources for our clients.

He has presented numerous client training sessions over his career as well as at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in 2019.


Jennifer Lamas

Jennifer is a Senior Property and Casualty Risk Engineer located in Chicago, IL. Jennifer has been a Chubb employee for over 10 years and a Risk Engineer for 6 years with a focus on providing best practices on proper body mechanics, slip/fall prevention, safety program development including OSHA training, accident investigation, and claim analysis.

Jennifer is a well-rounded Risk Engineer that provides services to clients on property exposures, workers’ compensation, commercial auto, and general liability with added focus on office and industrial ergonomics for the hospitality, manufacturing and professional services industries. Jennifer is responsible for coordinating Risk Engineering Services for Chubb multi-location accounts.

Jennifer started her career at Chubb as a Senior Premium Auditor where she was responsible for conducting insurance premium audits to determine the accuracy of policy classifications and premium calculations.

Jennifer is an active member of the Society of Casualty Safety Engineers and the American Society of Safety Professionals. In addition, she is an Accredited Office Ergonomics Evaluator.


Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is an Executive Risk Management Specialist located in Chubb’s headquarters located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. Jay has over 30 years of experience in Risk Engineering, assisting clients with their risk management needs and issues in a broad number of areas including slip, trip and fall, public liability evaluations, employee safety, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, safety programming and training.

Jay has presented to multiple constituencies, both inside and outside of Chubb. Prior to accepting the position in Chubb’s headquarters as an Executive Risk Management Specialist, he held numerous field positions including regional management of the Risk Engineering operations in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Prior to his career in Risk Engineering, Jay was an officer in the US Army, stationed in the former West Germany.


Craig Tuokkola

Craig Tuokkola is a property specialist based out of Chicago, IL servicing the upper Midwest. Craig has been in insurance risk engineering since 1990 and a property specialist since 1995. Craig began his career at Chubb in 1993.

Craig has attended numerous training courses through the National Fire Protection Association and Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He has also taken several Masters level fire protection engineering courses from Worchester Polytechnic Institute.

Craig’s current role includes evaluation and servicing of large customers in a variety of industries that include healthcare, industrial, food processing, ethanol, biodiesel, warehousing, sporting venues and power generation. He has travelled throughout the United States providing consultative services to locations up to and exceeding $1 billion in values.

Craig also plays a key role in the training of new consultants in property conservation, writing of internal standards and consulting with less experienced staff. He has performed numerous training programs including presenting at the National Fire Protection Association annual conference.


Chris Drobny

Christopher Drobny is a Property Specialist based on Los Angeles, CA, responsible for providing risk engineering assistance and support to large commercial clients. Christopher has over 25 years of commercial insurance experience evaluating risk and assisting clients with property and fire protection risk mitigation. Christopher has been employed by Chubb since 1997, following the beginning of his loss control career at Industrial Risk Insurers.

Christopher’s current responsibilities are as the senior property specialist assisting large clients on complex property issues, providing risk engineering services at client facilities, providing continuing education to Chubb risk engineers, and developing internal technical guidance.

Christopher is also an FAA licensed pilot for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) using drone technology to assist in water intrusion through roofs and rooftop solar photovoltaic system evaluations.

As a fire protection specialist, Christopher has been a principal technical committee member serving on the National Fire Protection Association 51B Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work since 2008.

Christopher regularly provides training and seminars relating to fire protection, having been a guest speaker at insurance brokerages, trade association meetings, and the American Society of Safety Professional annual conference.


Shawn O'Shell

Shawn O’Shell is a Property Specialist based in Phoenix, AZ who is responsible for providing risk engineering assistance and support to commercial clients. Shawn has 34 years of commercial insurance experience evaluating risk and assisting clients with their risk management programs. Shawn has been employed by Chubb since 1986.

Shawn works with large clients on complex property issues, providing risk engineering services that address the primary sources of property loss. For example, services include water fabrication fire protection assessments, ESFR sprinklers and warehouse fire protection, hydraulic oil fire exposures, data center fire protection, hospital fire protection and rooftop solar arrays.

Shawn provides in house training and consultation to Chubb Risk Engineering staff team members on a variety of property-based topics such as fire pumps, water supplies, warehousing fire protection and combustible dust. Shawn has authored in house technical bulletins that provide assessment guidance to staff members.

Shawn has a regular role in writing, updating and presenting Chubb Risk Engineering Center fire protection-based curricula, and has been a guest speaker at trade association meetings and at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) annual conference.


Sam Iannucci

Sam Iannucci began his risk engineering career at Chubb in 2008. He spent the beginning of his career with a focus on sprinkler system design and has since pursued property and fire protection loss control as a specialty since 1999. 

He became an Executive Field Property Specialist in 2016 responsible for training, development, referrals, and represents the highest level of field authority in North America. In addition, Sam manages the Quality Assurance program for all North America Risk Engineering.

Sam specializes in property fire protection for educational and commercial facilities. His experience spans many industries; including wood working, metal working, light & heavy manufacturing, and higher education. Prior to working with Chubb, Sam worked with PA Lumbermen’s Insurance Company targeting woodworking and construction occupancies. Mr. Iannucci has been a volunteer firefighter for 25 years and has served as his department’s Fire Chief for the last five years. He is a principal technical committee voting member on two codes/standards; serving on the National Fire Protection Association 72, (Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) and 1620 (Standard for Pre-Incident Planning) since 2016.


Erik Olsen

Erik Olsen began his risk engineering career in 1999 at Chubb. He spent his early career as a risk engineer for property & casualty survey work ranging from life science to heavy manufacturing accounts. After 10 years of general industry field-based risk engineering in the NJ region, Erik became a Senior Property Specialist with a focus on large property risk engineering for the NYC Region. There in NYC he spent the next 8 years in the field surveying & servicing the largest property accounts across the 5 Boroughs.

Erik specializes in property protection risk engineering and complex evaluations for industrial and commercial facilities, and property conservation for large properties and construction. Specific areas of expertise include metal working, plastic working and printing, hospitals, high-rise, warehousing, and large commercial and residential construction projects.

He became an Executive Property Specialist in 2016, with current responsibilities spearheading global Chubb property engineering technical initiatives ranging from development of technical guidance on existing and emerging issues, fire protection, natural catastrophe and attritional perils, and supporting executive underwriting initiatives.

Erik is actively involved in property risk engineering staff development and supporting customer service solutions. He is one of few regular instructors at Chubb’s Risk Engineering Center, where he regularly provides fire protection training for a variety of audiences.

He has been a principal technical committee voting member serving on the National Fire Protection Association 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems since 2014.


Adam Mohammed

Adam Mohammed is a senior property and casualty risk engineer servicing the NY region. Adam has been in the insurance industry for over 14 years holding various roles within claims and risk engineering. Since joining Chubb in 2016, Adam has contributed to the development of 15+ technical resources for both internal guidance and client-based solutions for various risk management topics.

Adam provides engineering evaluations and services for large commercial clients within hospitality, technology, life science, manufacturing, real estate, and construction industries. His specialty is property conservation, builder’s risk, IoT services, drone evaluations, natural hazard assessments, and construction liability.

He also serves as a program facilitator for the Risk Engineering Services University for experienced hires and trainees across the country. In this role, he contributed to content development and management for the different training programs.

Adam is skilled in delivering customized training solutions for an improved learner experience and meeting training objectives.


Jenn Guerrini

Jenn Guerrini has 26 years of experience in the insurance industry and 22 years at Chubb. Jenn manages and provides technical leadership and support for the development of risk selection criteria and underwriting guidelines for all Chubb business units as needed.  Jenn contributes to advancing Chubb’s knowledge about emerging hazards and work with Corporate Underwriting. Jenn provides invaluable knowledge and guidance to not only her peers in the Risk Engineering Service Department but also to a wide array of clients that have come to rely on her for advice, recommendations and support to improve fleet safety and minimize risk in their business operations. Jenn provides hands on experience and support that is instrumental to both clients and Chubb. In her current role as Executive Commercial Auto Specialist, she is responsible for implementing Chubb’s commercial auto strategy world-wide.

For the past twelve years, Jenn has been serving as a Fleet mentor for the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), where she assists others in obtaining their certification as a Certified Director of Safety (CDS). Jenn is also a Certified Defensive Driver Instructor and a board member for the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.

Jenn regularly provides training and seminars relating to commercial auto to new hires, experience hires, and underwriters. Jenn is regular guest speaker at insurance brokerages, trade association meetings, and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety annual fleet benchmark conference.


Keith Bain

Keith Bain is a Senior Commercial Auto Specialist located in Nashville, TN who is responsible for providing risk engineering services to clients with business auto and commercial motor vehicle fleets. He has been working in loss control for over 34 years and has been with Chubb since 1987. 

Keith works to tailor initiatives to achieve the client’s prioritized goals, address leading loss indicators, reduce employee injuries and protect company assets. Past client services that Keith has provided include fleet loss analysis and trends, risk assessments and risk management reviews, high risk driver management initiatives, driver management training, fleet safety policy development, commentary driving sessions, regulatory audits and consulting, distracted/fatigued driving programs and more.

Keith is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Safety Council, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, and the North American Transportation Management Institution.