President of ISM Insurance Inc.
Martin joined ISM in 1996 as President of the company's insurance division, which has seen substantial growth and a doubling of staff. The agency now works with over 1,200 schools, insuring in excess of 30,000 staff and 200,000 students. He developed and leads Risk Management: How Safe Is Your School Really?
Martin began his insurance career as a large case underwriter. He was then asked to assume the position of director of a multimillion-dollar, multiple-employer trust division for a large national insurance company, to improve performance and profitability. After successfully meeting that challenge, Martin helped start up a group division for another national insurance company and in five years, grew the business to over $100 million in premiums.
Martin then moved to "the other side" of insurance, becoming a third-party administrator specializing in medical associations. He worked with over 1,000 physicians, including the College of American Pathologists, in the areas of employee benefits and medical malpractice.
Martin writes for Ideas & Perspectives, ISM's flagship advisory letter, in his areas of expertise.
Among other initiatives, he has developed a 360° private-independent school-specific risk management assessment service for ISM including city planning and student safety. He has presented on risk management to numerous school associations over the past several years and has conducted numerous on-site assessments.
Martin holds an MBA from Widener University (PA), a BS in economics from Villanova University (PA), and a Certified Risk Managers (CRM) degree.