2021 Lightkeeper Award Winner – Stewart Engineering, Inc

2021 Lightkeeper Award

2021 Lightkeeper Award Winner: Stewart Engineering, Inc. 
Sentinel, the Carolinas’ premier, independently owned risk management and insurance brokerage firm, has designated Stewart Engineering, Inc. as the 2021 Lightkeeper Award recipient. The annual award, first introduced in 2018, is a recognition of clients that have elevated safety and risk control programs to superior standards.

Lightkeeper Award
From left: Nicole Wise (Sentinel, C.O.O.), Rebecca Ackerson, (Stewart, C.F.O.), Dana Vorholt (Sentinel, Director of Risk Engineering).

During the past year, Sentinel Risk Advisors helped incorporate a well-rounded safety committee and other facets of risk management specific to their operations, which allows for proactive and regulatory compliance on OSHA and other safety topics for employees. The formation of a safety committee, development of a safety mission statement, a personal vehicle for company use policy, increased job site assessments, and integration of fleet telematics all illustrated Stewart Engineering’s focused approach. 

Dana Vorholt, ARM
Director of Risk Engineering

For many organizations, safety is an afterthought. We appreciate our partnership with Stewart because they are incredibly proactive about keeping their employees safe and their business running smoothly. That mindset and approach will be more important than ever as we look to address complex safety challenges in 2022.

About Stewart Engineering
Stewart Engineering is located throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Charlotte, and Columbia. With a unique interdisciplinary collaborative approach that results in stronger and more creative design solutions, Stewart serves domestic and international clientele, offering a full range of services to meet the needs of its clients including civil engineering, geomatics, geotechnical & construction services, landscape architecture, municipal planning & mobility, sports & events, structural engineering, and transportation.  Founded in 1994 by Willy E. Stewart, PE, the firm has more than 200 employees and is owned by a select group of professionals who are personally involved in their clients’ success.

Sentinel is really a valued partner to Stewart. By bringing in someone like Dana Vorholt, who can join our safety committee and bring expertise, knowledge, and data, really makes us better and it helps us as we strive to be best in class to support our employees, our clients and the overall financial health of the company.

Sentinel Risk Performance Group
The Sentinel Risk Performance Group is a team of highly specialized risk management professionals who exhibit a consultative approach to claims and risk engineering. Working in collaboration with their clients and insurance carrier partners, Sentinel helps mitigate loss possibilities and further advance risk profiles. Past Lightkeeper Award winners have included Temperature Control Solutions (2020), McDonald York (2019), the Tammy Lynn Center, Precision Networks, and M.R. Williams (2018).

In a challenging business environment, safety and risk management initiatives tend to be downgraded when managers are wrestling with competing priorities. Our mission is to become an integral partner, helping foster a culture of workplace safety within our clients’ operations.

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