Areas of Expertise
- Risk Management
- Employee Benefits
- Product Recall and Food Safety
Zach is Clinical Professor and Director of the Davey Risk
Management & Insurance Program at the Butler University College
of Business. Previously, he was Risk Manager for The J.M. Smucker
Company in Orrville, Ohio, where he managed the Corporation's risk
management program, including global insurance program design and
placement, successfully settled several large claims (largest
$17M+) and oversaw insurance due diligence and integration for nine
major mergers and acquisitions, including the $3.3 billion
acquisition of Folgers Coffee.
Prior to joining Smucker, Zach worked in the Risk Management
Departments at NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH and Hillenbrand
Industries (Hill-Rom) in Batesville, IN (including a successful
rotation as Hillenbrand's benefits manger, where he designed the
company's current CDHP and HSA benefit plans).
Zach has published articles on several topics, including product
contamination risk, protecting corporate goodwill and brand equity,
enterprise risk management and risk management consulting.
Zach received his B.S. in insurance and risk management from
Indiana State University, M.S. in risk management and insurance
from Florida State University, and Associate in Risk Management
(ARM) professional designation from the American Institute for
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.