Welcome to the Risk Management Department

The Risk Management Department is headed by Ed Adams and Konnie Smithers of EBS Consulting. Ed and Konnie have been operating this department since August of 2003. Ed, the founder, has over 45 years of experience in risk management, with positions including Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits and Vice President of Human Resources for an international manufacturing corporation. Konnie has over 40 years of management experience in human resources and risk management. She has served as HR Director and most recently as Director of Safety for a locally-based international manufacturing corporation.

A recent addition to our department and one we share with the Benefits Department, is Bettina Wilkes, the Risk Management and Benefits Technician. Bettina has been with HCDE for 2 years working as a Benefits Technician overseeing employees on Leave of Absence before accepting her new role in risk management. Bettina comes to HCDE from UTC where she worked for 6 years as a supervisor in customer service and counseled parent's and student's in Financial Aid. While working at UTC, Bettina obtained her Associates Degree in Office Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Social Issues.  

We recognize our role as a service department and are proud of the relationships we have forged with schools and HCDE employees. We welcome the opportunity to continue building those relationships every day.

Areas within HCDE that we administer:

Risk Management forms are accessed by clicking on the links above. Most of the forms on our web page are available to view or print in Adobe Acrobat format.

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