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John Marshall

John Marshall

Principal

John has lived and breathed healthcare from a very young age. Growing up in a family who works in the industry, he knows the challenges and rewards first-hand.

John’s entrepreneurial drive has been with
him since childhood. He and his younger brothers had a lawn business for many years and,
at one time, counted Gary Hurley (retired CEO
of SilverStone Group) as a customer. When John’s resume landed on his desk a few years later, Gary remembered how John always did an outstanding job and decided to give him a chance at
SilverStone Group.

John’s team of human capital experts, attorneys and professional liability specialists provide a diverse set of advisors and strategies to help clients manage risk. They use data analytics gathered from their own research to help companies understand the true costs affecting their bottom line. The team helps them change the way they think about risk, seeing the much greater impact that non-insurance risk dollars have on results. Everyone wants lower costs, but John and his team simply demonstrate a new set of costs, whether indirect or hidden, and more transparent costs companies can do something about.
For larger organizations that want to actively self-insure or manage primary exposures contributing to excessive loss, SilverStone Group offers direction around which activities will have the greatest return on investment. When warranted, John and his team have helped organizations develop “captive” solutions for financing traditional insured
and uninsurable risks.

SilverStone Group brings a unique approach to people risk, succession planning, retirement and health. At the same time, the firm also shows how addressing
the behavioral exposures of key individuals can help minimize risk. John and his team
are able to show you the long-term financial impact, whether your goal is to maximize
the value of your business or increase value for the next generation.

John provides research articles for trade journals and serves as a public speaker for several professional associations each year. He has earned three different certifications
(CRM, CIC, AAI) related to managing and financing risk.

John has served on the board of directors of VODEC, Southwest Iowa Red Cross, Southwest Iowa Arts Center and Western Iowa Dorms. He is also a member of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Floor committee and is an advisor for two national insurance companies. John and his wife, Andrea, have also worked together on fundraising committees for the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Lutheran Family Services.

John and Andrea have a 2-year-old son, William. They enjoy unplugging from work
to spend time with him, including biking, hiking and any other outdoor activity.

Contact Information
e-mail: jmarshall@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5559  |  fax: 402.557.6321

Professional Titles

  • Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM)

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Business Administration
Drake University |  Des Moines, IA

Three-Year Partnership   |  Producer Program  |  Business Management
St. Paul Insurance Companies

Bob Lembke

Bob Lembke

Senior Consultant

Bob Lembke says that his best “out-of-office” days are spent on long road trips with “the guys” on their Harleys. Sounds like a pretty good time. Now, however…

Bob says that his best “out-of-office” days are spent on long road trips with “the guys” on their Harleys. Sounds like a pretty good time.

Now, however, Bob stays busy helping SilverStone Group’s construction industry clients manage risk and mitigate exposures. The Harley gets out less than he’d like (although he admits to visiting Sturgis once in awhile).

With a 30-year career in the insurance/risk management field, 16 with Peter Kiewit and Sons, followed by a post-retirement stint as the owner of a private consulting service, Bob has found his niche — drilling down into a client’s daily operations to thoroughly understand how the risks encountered can affect the organization’s bottom line. And Bob has the experience and expertise to know how best to modify an organization’s risk management and insurance program to lessen risk for construction clients.

No matter what the situation, Bob is ready and willing to help, bringing expert analytical strategies to find solutions that really work.

Contact Information
e-mail: blembke@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5446  |  fax: 402.557.6325

Professional Certifications

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Associate Risk in Management (ARM)

Education
Masters of Business Administration
University of Nebraska-Omaha |  Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Science  |  Finance
Drake University |  Des Moines, IA

John Sutton

John Sutton

Principal

John may have grown up on a ranch in central South Dakota, but he’s no stranger to the business world. Since graduating from Augustana College, John has…

John may have grown up on a ranch in central South Dakota, but he’s no stranger to the business world. Since graduating from Augustana College, John has spent more than 20 years in risk management and the commercial insurance industry. He was recently named Principal
of the firm’s Sioux Falls office in South Dakota, which he also established.

In addition to serving as Principal for SilverStone Group’s operations in North and South Dakota, John also leads the Sioux Falls Risk Management Team. Their unique practice partners with midsize companies to take a proactive risk management approach. They recognize that placing and servicing insurance policies offers only part of the equation for most larger businesses. By employing a comprehensive analysis process, their team studies the fundamental loss drivers in each business, and then develops and implements customized, risk reduction systems and alternative risk transfer strategies to minimize the purchase of insurance and lower the total cost of risk.

John is active in the community, including his involvement with Junior Achievement and Augustana College. He serves on the board of directors for the South Dakota Achieve Foundation.

Contact Information
e-mail: jsutton@ssgi.com |  phone: 605.332.3882  |  fax: 605.332.2105

Professional Titles

  • Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)

Education
Bachelor of Arts  |  Business Administration
Augustana College |  Sioux Falls, SD

Torri Criger

Torri Criger

Advisor

Although born and raised in North Dakota, Torri is a legitimate Cornhusker. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with her Juris Doctorate, and is an active member of the Nebraska and Iowa State Bar…

Although born and raised in North Dakota, Torri is a legitimate Cornhusker. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law with her Juris Doctorate, and is an active member of the Nebraska and Iowa State Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association and American Health Lawyers Association. In 2011, Torri received the Nebraska Appleseed, Seeds of Justice Award, a prestigious recognition for pro bono contributions to the community.

Prior to joining SilverStone Group, Torri spent several years concentrating on health law at a national law firm. Now at SilverStone Group, Torri specializes in risk management and professional liability. Torri is excited to work with the Healthcare Risk Management and Professional Liability teams to develop innovative processes for identifying and quantifying risk exposure; together, SilverStone Group partners with clients to locate emerging risks that may not have been previously addressed. As a Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs advisor, Torri works with clients in healthcare, education and other professional liability-intensive industries to identify and quantify insurable and uninsurable risks. She provides analysis, consultation and training on the emerging strategic and organizational risks faced by our clients, such as regulatory and reputational risk, and also assists clients in developing risk management solutions.

Torri adds depth to the team by conducting legal research, analysis and consultation on insurance and business-related regulatory issues and risks. Her work allows her to develop long-lasting relationships with clients by working together to identify and solve problems and control business risks. She appreciates SilverStone Group’s holistic approach to risk management, which sets SilverStone Group apart from competitors.

Contact Information
e-mail: tcriger@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5452  |  fax: 402.557.6321

Education
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  Lincoln, NE

Bachelor of Science  |  Business Administration
University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  Lincoln, NE

Jill Aldredge

Jill Aldredge

Account Manager

Jill has a history with SilverStone Group that spans over 20 years. The reason this has been such a lasting relationship? In her words, “SilverStone Group has a great culture…”

Jill has a history with SilverStone Group that spans over 20 years. The reason this has been such a lasting relationship? In her words, “SilverStone Group has a great culture. The people are fun, smart, kind and really care about each other.”

The camaraderie Jill experiences within the office she takes and extends to her customers as part of her commitment to client satisfaction. She loves talking to and visiting her clients. Having this type of relationship enables her to really understand their businesses and their exposures. In addition, Jill is also currently working towards a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist Designation to further develop these skills. Her vast knowledge of the industry and her resourcefulness helps her identify solutions for her client’s evolving coverage needs.

Jill is a member of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and the Nebraska Wildlife Rehabilitation Association. She works and cares for orphaned and injured squirrels until they are ready to be released back into the wild. Helping animals and preserving our wild spaces is a lifelong passion that will be a major part of Jill’s future endeavors. Stay tuned!

Contact Information
e-mail: jaldredge@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5575  |  fax: 402.964.5566

Amy DeJong

Amy DeJong

Vice President

Besides her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion, one of Amy DeJong’s best qualities is her level of patience. For example, she’s been on the season ticket waiting list…

Besides her knowledge, enthusiasm and passion, one of Amy DeJong’s best qualities is her level of patience. For example, she’s been on the season ticket waiting list for the Green Bay Packers since 1992, and she’s currently in line behind 10,500 other fans who also want to enjoy a season in Lambeau Field. Her patience for Packer tickets is similar to her patience in explaining risk management and risk transfer to her clients – she’ll take as long as needed in order for her clients to fully understand their plan.

With more than 19 years of experience in risk management, including past employment with two Fortune 500 companies, Amy brings expertise and a developed understanding of the various issues faced by clients. She mitigates and manages client risk through traditional insurance programs, captive alternatives, risk control, claims management, behavior-based safety programs, loss control initiatives and contractual risk transfer.

Amy is a risk management advocate and believes policies should be bought only after steps are taken to reduce the risk. She feels insurance procurement should be the result of a year’s worth of work on controlling, mitigating and managing known and unknown business risks. This investigation should then direct the risk transfer product selection. Amy’s strategy, energy, creativity and passion to help her clients make her a valuable asset to her customers.

During her years on the client side, she worked through several mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and bankruptcies and associated litigation. Amy utilizes this knowledge base to ensure that client risks are identified and protected. She strives to develop client partnerships based on trust, confidence, courtesy and top-flight client service. Amy considers SilverStone Group to be her clients’ one-stop, one-shop, one-phone-call partner.

Amy is an active member of Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church, where she serves on the church council. She and her husband Jeff reside in Brandon, SD with their three boys.

Contact Information
e-mail: adejong@ssgi.com |  phone: 866.897.2459 x 101  |  fax: 866.427.6568

Professional Titles

  • Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified WorkComp Advisor (CWCA)
  • Associate in Insurance Services (AIS)

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Business Administration
Wayne State College  | Wayne, NE

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