Lance J. Ewing has extensive executive experience in the field of risk management and insurance including his current role as VP Enterprise Risk Management & Operations for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Previously he was EVP for Cotton Holdings and prior to that was the Industry Practice Group Leader at AIG (Real Estate and Hospitality) with a portfolio of $1.4B of GWP. Earlier to this position he served in senior risk management capacities for Caesars/Harrah’s Entertainment, GES Exposition Services/VIAD and for the City of Philadelphia School District. Mr. Ewing additionally worked for several insurance companies including Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance and New York Lumberman's Insurance Trust in risk management, underwriting, claims and risk control capacities. Lance was also President of three successful and innovative insurance captives.
Mr. Ewing received his Master's degree in Law & Justice from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his second Master's degree in Occupational Safety Engineering. In addition to his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and his International Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, he has completed his Enterprise Risk Management Professional designation (ERMP). Lance has served on the Advisory/Client boards of Willis, AIG, NFPA, AHLA, the National Alliance for Insurance Education, and was previous Chair of the Risk Management Program at the University of Mississippi. He serves on the University of Mississippi Business School (Risk Management) Board and has a scholarship named after him at the University. He also is a member of the East Carolina University RMI Advisory Board. Lance has spoken to students at over 30 universities about the wonderful world of risk management.
Lance was the keynote speaker for the Asia CEO Forum. He was honored as the Insurance Leader by Globe Street. He was named the Risk Innovator of the Year (Treasury & Risk) and Lance was named Risk Manager of the Year (Business Insurance). He has authored numerous articles on insurance, risk management, crisis management, compliance, complex claims management and workers' compensation. Mr. Ewing is an expert witness as part of the Insurance Expert Network and also a member of the International OCEG (Compliance & Ethics). Recently Lance has championed and spoken on Human Trafficking prevention.
Lance was National President for the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and was also their first Chief Risk Officer (CRO). He teaches risk management as a faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. He also served as a Board member for the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Board. In 2022 he received the highest award by RIMS as the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement award in risk management.
Lance has spoken and worked internationally to promote insurance, claims and risk management on six continents. Mr. Ewing continues to be a strong and outspoken supporter of GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance), ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) and the risk management profession.