Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy (GKG) is pleased to recognize the 6th graduating class of the firm’s Strategic Risk Management Fundamentals course. This year’s participants included: Clifford Byrne, Mountain Lake Academy; Alec Johnson, Waterdown Daily Times; Caitlin Matwijec-Walda, Total Solutions I.T. Inc.; Pamela de Oliveira, NY Label and Box Corp; Sarah Sarkar, Flower City Group; Dave Spears, CraneTech, Inc.
Through this 8-part course, participants gained access to industry experts, leading-edge tools, and a network of industry resources. The course concluded with a capstone project centered on each organization’s unique goals.
“We believe that great safety fosters great business. Organizations with strong safety cultures achieve operational excellence in all aspects. Each organization’s investment in their leaders through this course speaks volumes about their organizational priorities and we are proud to support those priorities.” said Larry Gilroy, President & CEO of the firm.
Course topics included: Culture of Safety; Connecting Risk Management to Organizational Goals; Hazard, Speculative, and Operational Risk; Workers Compensation; Employee Engagement; Workplace Violence; Disaster Planning; Risk Transfer; Root Cause Analysis; and more.
“It is an honor to work directly with some of the best businesses in our community and across the country on topics that impact every individual within their organization. And the impact is measurable! On average, the Workers’ Compensation Mod for participating organizations has decreased by 19 points in the years following completion of this course,” said Pete Miller, leader of GKG’s Risk Management department.
GKG is currently accepting applications for their 7th annual class, beginning in November 2022. For more information, visit .
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About Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy, Inc.
Founded in 1904, Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy ( is one of Central New York’s oldest and largest independent insurance agencies. Blending innovative insurance solutions with leading-edge strategies, GKG helps individuals and businesses of all types and sizes manage risk. The firm is headquartered at 210 Clinton Road in New Hartford, from which it serves clients across New York State and increasingly around the nation and globe. GKG employs a professional staff of over 50 and represents more than 80 insurance carriers.

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