Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently named Ronald J. Walenta, of Dallas, to a six-year term on the Board of Directors of the Texas State Office of Risk Management.
Walenta has been involved in risk management consulting, claims consulting and various aspects of the insurance industry since 1972. He has served as corporate risk manager for DFW International Airport, Chili’s Restaurants, Trailways Transit, ATE Management and Service Co., and Chief Auto Parts. Walenta is president of EEI Support Services Inc. EEI provides risk management, claims and personnel consulting services to private companies.
Walenta received a bachelor’s degree in insurance from the University of Texas at Austin and a certified insurance counselors designation. He has served on the state faculties of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, and the insurance committee for the University of Texas at Austin.
The Texas State Office of Risk Management is responsible for providing workers’ compensation benefits to employees of the State of Texas and approval of insurance purchases by state agencies, universities and colleges, among other things.
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