Words of Wisdom Award

The Words of Wisdom (WOW) Award recognizes speakers who have stood out as being the very best. Based on attendee evaluations, it is given to speakers who give outstanding, enthusiastic presentations, prepare detailed and useful handouts, and effectively use visual aids. More importantly, they share practical ideas, tips, and techniques that attendees can take back to their jobs and use.

2021 Winner


Tim Walsh 

Mr. Walsh serves as a risk adviser and broker to owners, developers, and contractors on risks associated with construction projects. He has expertise in understanding and managing risks arising from construction operations, risk allocation, project risk management, and risk transfer.

A risk adviser on over 500 construction projects, Mr. Walsh has extensive experience in contract review, feasibility analysis, insurance program design, marketing, implementation, wrap-up project management, and financial reporting. He has created numerous national contractor controlled insurance programs and owner controlled insurance programs and has worked on projects both nationally and internationally in virtually every industry sector. In addition to wrap-up programs, he also advises clients on builder's risk, joint ventures, project professional liability, contractors pollution liability, and subcontractor default insurance.

Mr. Walsh earned a bachelor of science in business administration in marketing from the University of Denver. He earned the professional designation of Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist and completed the Aon Catalyst Global senior leadership program in association with Harvard Business Publishing. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the topic of construction project risk management and is the author of several published articles.

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