Michael Thibodeaux – Vice President

  • Specialties:

    • Negotiation of Insurance Coverages
    • Office and Construction Safety Evaluation
    • Conduct Safety Training Programs
    • Investigate and evaluate claims
    • Expertise in Captive Insurance Programs

    Professional Background:

    • 22 years experience in risk management specializing in placement of insurance, jobsite safety programs and evaluation, and claims oversight and evaluation
    • Member, U.S. Labor Dept Advisory Committee on Construction, Safety and Health, Executive Director, Risk Management/Lennar Corporation, Executive Director, Risk Management/U.S. Home Corporation, Defense Counsel/The Home Insurance Company, Partner, Allen, Lykos and Thibodeaux Law Firm, Colonel, Retired/U.S. Army Reserve
    • In October 2008, received a two-year appointment to the Advisory Committee on Construction, Safety and Health by Elaine Chao, the Secretary of Labor
    • In December 2008, recipient of the 2008 NAHB Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) the award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership, and commitment towards improving construction safety in the home building industry
    • McNeese State University, BA (Lake Charles, LA); South Texas College of Law, JD

    Mike has over 22 years of experience in the field of risk management; specializing in the placement of insurance, jobsite safety programs and evaluations.

    He has been recognized as a leader in the homebuilding industry and was appointed by the Secretary of Labor as an employer member for the Advisory Committee on Construction, Safety and Health from 2003 through July, 2008. Moreover, Mike has been an active member of the National Association of Home Builders Construction, Safety and Health Committee since 1997.

    Mike joined U. S. Home Corporation in 1984. His most recent position was as Executive Director/Risk Management for U. S. Home/Lennar. He negotiated and placed insurance for General Liability, Workers Compensation, Auto Liability and Property, as well as Warranty Insurance. In addition, he developed a comprehensive Jobsite Safety Program which included training and evaluations. The management of the Captive Insurance Company, which insured General and Auto Liability, Workers Compensation, Warranty and Surety Bonds were also Mike’s responsibility.

    Prior to joining U. S. Home, Mike was employed as Defense Counsel for The Home Insurance Company. Mike previously served as Partner of Allen, Lykos & Thibodeaux Law Firm.

    Mike has proudly served in the U. S. Army Reserve in Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and retired as a Colonel in 2002.

    Mike obtained his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 1970 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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