Senior Safety Consultant Fonda Craig receives distinguished service award

At the Southeast Loss Control Group (SELC) conference this month, longtime VRSA Senior Safety Consultant Fonda Craig was one of three recognized with a SELC Distinguished Service Award.

VRSA Safety Consultant Fonda Craig, Training and Communications Manager Dennis Watts with Local Government Risk Management Services, and Risk Management Consultant at the North Carolina League of Municipalities Amy Whisnant receive their recognition

The award is presented for more than 20 years of service to their risk management pools, SELC, and the public risk management career and discipline.

To be eligible, recipients must be nominated by any member director or a SELC member pool’s risk management department. With the required years of participation in the SELC group and in pooling, the nominee must also receive an affirmative vote from SELC Directors based on an evaluation of their contribution to the organization.

“I have worked with Fonda for 18 years and she is an experienced colleague and is well deserving of this award,” said VRSA Director of Education and Training Thomas Bullock. “She has worked diligently with our members to help them prevent and reduce losses, particularly in the area of defensive driving. She is well respected by her peers in the pooling community, and we congratulate her on this momentous achievement.”

Senior Safety Consultant Fonda Craig provides training for Alexandria Renew Enterprises

Craig began her career with VRSA more than 23 years ago in December 2000. She works with members to review incidents and provide suggestions for loss mitigation, in addition to providing training in areas such as OSHA and driving safety. She also conducts site visits, serving as a second set of eyes to identify and address hazards. Craig often attends member safety committee and accident review committee meetings to lend her experience and insight.

Previously, she spent more than 14 years as a loss prevention consultant with Liberty Mutual working with national accounts to address losses – primarily with fleet accounts.

“I can’t believe its’ been 23 years working with our members, my VRSA family, and my friends and colleagues with the Southeast Loss Control Group,” said Craig. “Over the years, I’ve met and worked with some of the kindest individuals dedicated to making a difference and for that, I am truly grateful.  It was an honor and a total surprise to receive this award.”

All of the staff at VRSA sincerely congratulate Fonda!