Thomas A. Lawson, FM Global’s new president and CEO, has been with the company for 35 years—an unusual accomplishment in today’s business climate. He graduated from Illinois State University (Normal, Ill.) with a degree in occupational safety, a good fit for an insurance company focused on understanding the science of risk and creating solutions based on engineering and research.

FM Global’s goal is to provide stability and consistency to clients and help them maintain “resiliency,” a recurring theme for the company. The company uses science, research and engineering to help clients assess and mitigate their risks. This approach, Lawson believes, helps companies rebound from losses more quickly.

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