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.

Submission deadline is September 7, 2023.

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Maria Matamoros

The 2022 Bill McIntyre Leadership Award was presented at the 42nd IRMI Construction Risk Conference to Maria Matamoros, vice president of risk management for The Weitz Company.


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Leadership Award Submission Process

All submissions are due by September 7, 2023. To learn more about the award submission process and to download a submission packet, click on the topics below.

The award is open to professionals charged with managing construction risks for their employers. Nominees should have at least 10 years of experience in construction risk management roles at the time of application for the award. Individuals who meet the 10-year experience qualification and have retired from their risk management position in the last 5 years are also eligible.  

Candidates may be nominated or may nominate themselves by completing a submission packet. Read all of the guidelines before beginning work on your submission. The completed submission must be received by IRMI on or before September 7, 2022. Use your submission checklist and return it with your submission.

Information to evaluate the nominated candidate’s leadership must be provided by completing the submission packet and returning it along with the candidate’s professional biography. It is suggested that each section not be more than 5 pages in length and the total submission be no more than 10 pages, excluding charts, illustrations, and other accompanying documentation. Required items include the following. 

  • An overview that provides a brief description of the nominee’s qualifications for the award 

  • Description of the actions and achievements that make the nominee a leader in construction risk management 

  • Description of how these actions and achievements have benefited construction risk management 

  • Executed publishing agreement 

Eligible submissions will be judged by a group of leading construction risk and insurance specialists. Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria. 

• Commitment to construction risk management  

• Acts with integrity  

• Selflessness in serving construction risk management  

• Creativity/vision for construction risk management  

• Nurtures and encourages professional growth in construction risk management  

• Communication 

Every eligible submission received will be judged individually by each member of the judging panel based on the submission criteria outlined above. One winner will be selected from all eligible submissions received. Nominees not chosen will roll forward to the next year for consideration unless we are notified to remove them from the nominee pool.

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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

2022 Winner | Maria Matamoros

Maria Matamoros is vice president of risk management for The Weitz Company.

Ms. Matamoros has worked in the construction industry for 31 years. She has occupied her current position since 2009 and in her role has been involved in insurance, captive, surety, claims, project risk assessments, and risk management policies, procedures, and training programs. She moved into her role in risk management after 10 years of working in operations managing high-end clubhouse construction projects.

Prior to joining The Weitz Company, she spent 7 years in commercial construction administration roles in Ecuador, South America. Before her involvement in the construction industry, Ms. Matamoros held various positions in the areas of accounting, operations and international commerce in the banking industry in Ecuador.

Ms. Matamoros is a graduate from the school of business of the Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil in Ecuador and holds a master’s degree in construction and real estate business administration issued by the same university in partnership with the Technical University of Madrid, Spain.

She holds an insurance producer license in the State of Iowa for Property, Casualty, and Surplus lines, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management -ERM (ARM-E) professional designations from the Insurance Institute of America, and a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification from International Risk Management Institute, Inc.

Ms. Matamoros is past Chair of the AGC Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum and is a member of The Hartford Construction Advisory Board.

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Prior Winners

  • 2021 Winner | Tim East

  • 2020 Winner | Tricia Kagerer

  • 2019 Winner | David Dolnick

  • 2018 Winner | Dick Walterhouse