Leadership Award

Bill McIntyre Leadership Award

Recognizing Excellence in Construction
Risk Management Leadership

Established in 2018, this award recognizes visionary leaders that demonstrate commitment to construction risk management through creativity, service, mentoring, and education.The award will be presented every year at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC)

It is named for IRMI Executive Chairman Bill McIntyre, who has inspired, trained, and educated thousands of risk professionals and is a passionate advocate of construction risk management and safety.

Submissions for the 2020 Leadership Award are due by August 17, 2020.

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CRC 2019 Leadership Award

The 2019 Bill McIntyre Leadership Award was presented at the 39th IRMI Construction Risk Conference to David B. Dolnick, president of Dolnick Risk Advisors, honoring him for more than 30 years of advocating for safety, quality, and risk management in the construction industry.

Submission Process

Submissions for the 2020 Leadership award are due by August 17, 2020.  To learn more about the award submission process and to download a submission packet, click on the topics below. 

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About the Award

Mission Statement

The purpose is to recognize an individual whose significant contributions have improved construction risk management. Spotlighting these achievements will incentivize others in the industry to lead by example.

Who Is Bill McIntyre?

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Bill McIntyre, IRMI's owner and chairman of the board, has been involved in commercial insurance and risk management for over 40 years and holds the CPCU and ARM professional designations. He is chairman of American Contractors Insurance Group and a shareholder in American Risk Transfer Insurance Company, Ltd., a Bermuda-based captive reinsurance company. Mr. McIntyre is the founder of IRMI and originator of many of IRMI's research ideas and services.

Leadership Award Winners

2019 Winner | David Dolnick

David B. Dolnick, president of Dolnick Risk Advisors, was honored at the 39th IRMI Construction Risk Conference as the recipient of the Bill McIntyre Leadership Award, which recognizes visionary leaders who demonstrate commitment to construction risk management through creativity, service, mentoring, and education. 

Mr. Dolnick has been involved in construction risk management for more than 30 years, spending 27 with The Brady Companies, where he served as director of risk management. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with various insurers in underwriting, loss control, and marketing positions. He is active in several professional and industry groups, including the American Society for Safety Professionals; the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), where he is a member of the Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum; and the AGC’s Gap Task Force, which developed risk management tools for small and midsized contractors and for the insurance brokers and agents who serve them. 

Mr. Dolnick has received many accolades and awards, including the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS), Heart of RIMS Award; RIMS Risk Professional of the Year—San Diego Chapter; and the IRMI Words of Wisdom Award. He is a frequent speaker at national, regional, and local seminars and has served for many years as moderator of the construction industry session at RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition. 

Prior Winners

  • 2018 Winner | Dick Walterhouse

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