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Coleman Brown

Director of Northeast Mid-Atlantic Risk Control

Phone: 443-259-3275
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For Cole, risk control is a way to help a company ensure it is running at peak performance — both operationally and financially. Cole employs comprehensive risk analysis to help clients gain insights that lead to more productive and cost-efficient operations. By conducting a holistic assessment, Cole identifies potential hazards and helps businesses understand the reasons contributing to losses so that their worksites run smoothly.

Knowing that delays can impact productivity, Cole digs in to find the reason behind each issue. He then educates and trains clients on how to perform the job correctly and efficiently the first time, therefore removing or mitigating risk. Some examples of how Cole is impacting clients include:

  • Performing an eMod analysis and discovering two claims with a similar name counting against a client. Once removed, the experience modification rate dropped 10 points, allowing the client to bid on jobs for which it previously was not eligible.
  • Assisting with a catastrophic event response to help a client appropriately manage the situation, including documentation, legal, and health concerns.

With a 30 year background in a variety of disciplines — emergency services communications, fire safety, search and rescue management, risk and safety management, non-profit association management and finance — Cole has experienced many types of risk firsthand. He serves as an advocate for clients, sharing risk analysis insights to help companies make sound risk management decisions.


  • Automation
  • „Business Continuity and Disaster Planning
  • „Captive Safety Audits
  • „Ergonomics
  • „Fleet Safety Management
  • „Gas/Oil/Energy Evaluations
  • „Industrial Hygiene
  • „Mining/Quarry (above/underground) Evaluations
  • „Product Liability
  • „Security & Terrorism Evaluations
  • „Technology in Bio and Life Sciences
  • Tower and Communication Media


  • B.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County, focus: Emergency Health Management Services, with studies focusing on Emergency Health Management Services.

Professional Designations

  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist from the National Fire Protection Association

Community Involvement

  • Search Manager, Maryland State Police Special Operation Section
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Town of Hampstead Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Firefighter, EMT and Safety Officer, Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company
  • 30 years of service at a variety of Non-profit Emergency Services Organizations

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Testing Materials member serving on the F32 Search and Rescue Committee
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • National Fire Protection Association


In 2008, Cole received the Maryland Governor’s Volunteer Award for his dedication and service to the Maryland State Police in his role as a search and rescue manager and coordinator.

Associated Offices

Columbia - CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc. - Columbia 9755 Patuxent Woods Drive
Suite 200
ColumbiaMD  21046
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