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Diana Eichfeld Receives Words Of Wisdom Award At 25th IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Release Date: Nov 8, 2005

Release Date: November 9, 2005
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LAS VEGAS—Diana Eichfeld, a four-time IRMI Construction Risk Conference speaker, was honored with IRMI’s Words of Wisdom Award here during the 25th anniversary celebration of the IRMI Construction Risk Conference. The Words of Wisdom, or "WOW,” Award recognizes a speaker who has made an outstanding contribution to the construction and insurance industries by unselfishly sharing his or her risk and insurance expertise with exceptional delivery skills at the annual Conference hosted by International Risk Management Institute, Inc.

The award was presented to Ms. Eichfeld, who is Assistant Vice President at XL Insurance, in Exton, PA , before an audience of more than 1,500. IRMI President Jack Gibson explained why Ms. Eichfeld is an appropriate choice for the prestigious award.

"Diana was selected for this honor because she is such an outstanding presenter. Her speaker ratings are always near the top, which is quite an accomplishment since we have 60 or more speakers on the program each year,” Mr. Gibson said. "Diana’s expertise is in the area of environmental liability, and she does not hold back on the information she provides. Thus, she has helped more than 1,000 construction risk professionals become better managers of environmental liability exposures through her talks at the Conference.”

Ms. Eichfeld’s presentations at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference have covered a variety of environmental topics, including the use of environmental safety regulations as a risk management tool, construction waste and the environment, contractors pollution liability insurance, and emerging environmental issues. Ms. Eichfeld has also been an instructor on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s hazardous materials incident response team. In 1996, a specialized training program she developed for the construction industry was recognized by Risk and Insurance magazine as one of the top 10 risk management services.

Ms. Eichfeld is the sixteenth winner of the WOW Award. Previous recipients include John Alberici, J.S. Alberici Construction; Tim Carter, Trammell Crow Company; Jim Costner, Willis; Steve Davis, McGriff Seibels & Williams; Bill Ernstrom, Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP; Jack Gibson, IRMI; Jerry Katz, Katz & Stone, L.L.P.; Dan Knise, Ames and Gough; Steve LaShier, National Cement Company, Inc.; Mike Loulakis, Wickwire Gavin; Jeff Masters, Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP; Tom McCarley, Palmer & Cay/Wachovia; Mike O’Neill, American Contractors Insurance Group; Bill Perkins, Florida Association of Insurance Agents; and Rick Shamis, Aon Risk Services.

The IRMI Construction Risk Conference is the only national symposium devoted exclusively to insuring, bonding, and managing the risks of construction projects. The 26th IRMI Construction Risk Conference will be held October 9–12, 2006, in San Diego.

For information concerning the 26th IRMI Construction Risk Conference, visit or contact International Risk Management Institute, Inc., at 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX, 75251 (phone 800–827–4242, in Dallas, 972–960–7693, or fax 972–371–5120).



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