2021 First-Half Outlook: Key Construction Risks

January 26-28, 2021

Engage with thought leaders in the industry on the U.S. economy, the surety and insurance marketplace, and the construction risk environment. Additionally, get valuable perspectives and insights from experts on construction disputes and mental health and suicide prevention in construction.

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Ted Wickenhauser

Meet Your Virtual Event Emcee (MC), Ted Wickenhauser

Ted Wickenhauser has 30 years of experience in risk management, insurance, and construction claims. Ted currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Risk Management at McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a National Commercial and Industrial Contractor. During his 13 years at McCarthy, Ted also served as Claim Director / Corporate Risk Manager. Prior to McCarthy, Ted was the VP of Service / Product Quality and the National Claims Manager at MDC Holdings, Inc. (Top 10 National Homebuilder) and Director of Excess / Surplus Claims at Interstate Fire & Casualty (E&S Carrier, subsidiary to Allianz). Ted holds an M.B.A. from DePaul University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Ted currently serves as chairman of AGC’s Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Forum.


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