Speakers Bureau


We have always looked for ways to communicate the benefits of proactive risk management. While we address numerous industry groups each year, we felt a formalized Speakers Bureau would help promote our willingness to provide risk management and insurance education.

The Speakers Bureau is comprised of a number of key Cavignac & Associates employees with skill sets ranging from safety to claims management and from human resources to insurance in general.

Collectively we have the knowledge to address just about any risk management or insurance-related topic, and we can tailor our remarks and presentations specifically for any industry group.

Recognizing that risk management and insurance is complex and often considered somewhat dry, our objective is to take a complex topic and make it simple. At the end of our remarks, you will understand the concepts and more importantly be provided with “best practice” guidance.

Please contact us if you would like to set up a speaker to address your group at 619-234-6848.

Speaker Name/Title Expertise/Speaking Topics
Jeff Cavignac - resized

Jeffrey Cavignac
CPCU, ARM, RPLU, CRIS, MLIS

President

  • Risk Management Basics
  • Contractual Risk Transfer
  • The insurance marketplace and how it will affect you
  • Construction
  • Design Professionals
  • Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profits
Matthew Slakoff
CIC, CRIS
Principal

Risk Management and Insurance-related topics for the following industries:

  • Development
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Service
  • Hospitality
James Schabarum II
CPCU, AFSB
Principal

Risk Management, Insurance and Surety-related topics for the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Development
  • Commercial Business
Patrick Casinelli
RHU, REBC
Principal
  • Employee Benefits
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Corporate Wellness

For the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Design Professionals
  • Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profits
Scott Bedingfield
AAI, CRIS, CWCA
Principal

Risk Management and Insurance-related topics for the following industries:

  • Development
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Hospitality
Meghan Dickerson
CET
Director of Risk Control
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Coordinating Human Resources,
    Safety and Claims Management
    to Lower Cost of Risk
  • Employer Tools for Mitigating Employee Injury Frequency and Severity
  • Experience Modification
Heather Stone, Esq.

Human Resources Risk Advisor


A broad range of Human Resources topics including:

  • State and federal labor and employment law
  • Compliance issues
  • Employment-related litigation trends
  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation
  • Wage and hour
  • Hiring and onboarding
  • Performance management
  • Discipline and Discharge
  • Employee engagement
Kelly Potter
PWCA
Account Executive

Risk Management and Insurance-related topics for the following industries:

  • Design Professionals
  • Non-Profits
Preston Cavignac
CPCU, CIC, CRM
Account Executive

Risk Management and Insurance-related topics for the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Development
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Non-Profits
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Environmental
Carolyn Konecki

Personal Lines Manager


All aspects of personal lines insurance