Chris Henrichsen, Risk All-Stars

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Chris Henrichsen
Chris Henrichsen
SVP Risk and Litigation

Discount Tire Company

What is your educational background?

BS Aeronautical Engineering Technology JD

Did you know you wanted to go into the risk profession? If not, what was your journey to get here?

No. I’m still on my journey. Career litigation attorney that migrated to Risk Management as part of a transition from private practice to in house counsel.

How long have you been working in the risk profession?

If you count my previous legal career experience, over 30 years.

What do you love most about what you do?

Inconsistency of daily demands and involvement in a wide array of issues at any given time.

Has managing risk changed over the course of your career? If so, how?

Of course. The internet was invented, traditional risk management has evolved and data is sexy. . .

What advice would you give to someone who is about to start their career in the risk profession?

Find as many mentors as you can and collaborate. Be a sponge and always be a good listener. Offer counsel and advice. Don’t tell, instead recommend. But be firm in your purpose and remember that you are not being employed to be passive. Proactive is key!

Do you have a personal motto? If so, what is it?

Family first. Work hard so you can play hard.

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