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Sedgwick names new leadership for risk pool administration

Micheon Balmer promoted to managing director and John Brockschmidt appointed senior vice president of strategic client management

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced the appointment of Micheon Balmer to the position of managing director and John Brockschmidt to senior vice president of strategic client management of pool administration.

In her new role, Balmer will be responsible for the management oversight of Sedgwick’s national pooling operations in California, Michigan and Texas and for driving the continued success of this specialty business. Balmer has more than 20 years of experience as a leading expert in the arena of governmental risk pools. She most recently served as Sedgwick’s senior vice president of pooling.

Brockschmidt, a long-time senior leader of Sedgwick’s pooling operations, has transitioned into a new position as senior vice president of strategic client management. He will continue to support pooling operations, overseeing national client services, talent development and industry thought leadership.

“I am confident that our pooling operations are well positioned for excellence and ongoing growth with Micheon and John at the helm,” said Elizabeth Francy Demaret, Sedgwick president of specialty solutions. “They will lead the team in continuing to deliver superior service to our clients.”

More than 4,000 public entities trust Sedgwick to manage their pools, ensuring each has a clear direction through annual goals, timelines, budgets and other initiatives. Sedgwick’s broad array of services addresses all potential exposures. Sedgwick also manages everyday administration so pool members can focus on serving the public.

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