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Ed Littleton of Balfour Beatty Receives Words of Wisdom Award at IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Release Date: Nov 12, 2019

Seattle, WA—Ed Littleton, senior vice president, risk management, for Balfour Beatty, was honored today with the presentation of the 2019 IRMI Words of Wisdom (WOW) Award at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC).

The award is presented annually to a speaker who has made an outstanding contribution to the educational programming for CRC, an annual Conference for construction risk management and insurance professionals hosted by International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI). The award recognizes Mr. Littleton’s exceptional presentation skills and his sharing of practical tips and strategies that Conference attendees can put into practice.  

Mr. Littleton joined Balfour Beatty in 2006 as the vice president of risk management and serves as the chief risk officer. He is responsible for the overall design, management, and execution of risk management programs and initiatives for Balfour Beatty. He began his career in 1985 with Arthur Andersen, where he worked closely with construction industry clients. From there, he joined one of those clients as the vice president of finance. In 1996, Mr. Littleton moved from finance to risk management when he joined Willis, serving in various capacities, including the national subguard practice leader, the chief financial officer of their National Construction Practice, and the chief operating officer in the Carolinas. He further expanded his industry experience, serving as the vice president of risk management for a top 10 Engineering News-Record contractor.

“The WOW Award is all about giving back to the industry by unselfishly sharing knowledge for the benefit of all, and Ed has done that time and time again,” said IRMI President and CEO Jack P. Gibson, CPCU, CRIS, ARM. “He has presented at five IRMI Construction Risk Conferences, and each time the audience has raved about the practical information he delivered while scoring him in the top 5 percent of speakers.”

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