ARM-P, CIC, CSP
Operations Manager, MWCF
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Richard Buttenshaw is the Operations Manager for the Municipal Workers Compensation Fund (MWCF) as well as the President for the League's Municipal Intercept Services (MIS) program, which was launched in late 2015 and provides a significant, value-added service to League members by allowing local governments to recover a portion of the outstanding debts they previously deemed lost. Prior to becoming MWCF Operations Manager in July 2016, Richard served as the Assistant Operations Manager for 18 months following 11 years of service in AMIC/MWCF's Loss Control Division as the South Alabama Loss Control Representative. He earned his Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) in 2005 and was subsequently honored with an ARM-P Award for Academic Excellence in 2007. He also received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation through The National Alliance in 2007. In 2010, he graduated 2nd in the Basic Claims Adjuster course offered through the Southern Farm Bureau Tech in Jackson, Mississippi, and in 2013, Richard achieved the prestigious Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, a nationally accredited non-profit corporation that establishes standards for and verifies minimum competency in professional safety practice. Richard also took the lead for several important advancements in the Loss Control Division, including a dedicated Loss Control website (losscontrol.org), a specialized, internal app used by each Loss Control Representative in their site report process and an innovative, online professional development/training program via LocalGovU with courses on a variety of risk management and safety topics.
Originally from England, Richard earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Kingston University in England and was employed by Logica UK, Ltd in London as an Analyst Programmer where he worked with various governmental agencies. He also spent eight years working throughout the United States and the Caribbean in the scuba diving industry. He and his wife, Amanda, reside in Montgomery.