ARECA Insurance Exchange Hires Maynor as Loss Control and Safety Specialist
Anchorage – ARECA Insurance Exchange (AIE) announced the addition of Don Maynor, CSP, to the staff of the state’s expert insurer of non-profit electric utilities.
Maynor began in his role as loss control and safety specialist at AIE on February 11. He will conduct loss control visits at various locations for AIE’s insureds and will focus on safety training and other matters for both AIE and Alaska Power Association, the statewide trade association for electric utilities.
ARECA Insurance Exchange provides multi-line coverage to many Alaska electric and telephone utilities. AIE is the clear choice for utilities in Alaska seeking to effectively manage and lower the total cost of their risk.
Before starting at AIE, Maynor was the job training and safety specialist at Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA), which provides power to Interior Alaska. Maynor began his career in the Alaska electric utility industry in July 2002, when he started at GVEA in the credit department. He earned a Certified Safety Professional designation in June 2017.
While working in credit, he learned all aspects of member services and then transferred to the safety department as the job training and safety assistant in July 2006. One of his main duties at GVEA was monitoring progress on the NRECA Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) and making improvements based on the observations. Maynor said he believes this program works well because of the peer review, which helps a utility become a safer workplace without state or federal involvement.
Maynor will offer similar loss control inspections for AIE’s insured utilities through online communications and site visits.
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