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Meet the Team

 
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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

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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 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. His entrepreneurial drive has been with him since childhood. He and his younger brothers had a lawn business for many years and, at one time, had 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.

Currently, John serves as the head of the Healthcare Risk Services division for SilverStone Group, in addition to handling all educational institution clients for the firm. John's team works with Associates throughout SilverStone Group to develop strategies to reduce the total cost of risk for clients firm-wide. Throughout his career, John has developed an expertise in medical malpractice insurance and risk management. He has also developed a proprietary risk identification process at SilverStone Group that helps healthcare and educational organizations control business risk.

Working at SilverStone Group allows John to be on the leading edge of industry offerings. With the help of his team, he is able to create, offer and implement solutions to the challenges that others say can’t be overcome. John is able to quantify the exposures his clients have faced in the past, giving his team the ability to prioritize, and hopefully prevent, those same problems happening to new and current clients.

John is a frequent contributor to local trade journals and serves as a public speaker at several healthcare associations each year, providing unique data on risk management and medical malpractice market conditions. His articles on the subject of medical malpractice and risk management have been featured in our own SilverLink magazine as well as national publications such as Medical Economics.

He has previously served two-year terms as board chairman of VODEC and the Southwest Iowa Red Cross Chapter. In 2005, John was honored as one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 by the Midlands Business Journal, an Omaha publication.

John and his wife, Andrea, have worked with several philanthropic organizations in the area, helping with fundraising, strategic development and financial accounting. Andrea also serves on both the summer arts festival and MerryMakers’ boards. The couple likes living in downtown Omaha, experiencing the “urban life.” Together they enjoy traveling, hiking adventures, scuba diving and running outdoors.

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

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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. John was responsible for establishing SilverStone Group’s Sioux Falls office and serves as Regional Director for SilverStone Group operations in North and South Dakota.

John also leads the South Dakota 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 a limited value to most larger businesses. By employing a comprehensive analysis of both insurable and uninsurable risks, the team is able to develop and implement 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 involvement with Junior Achievement and Augustana College. He serves on the board of directors for LifeScape.

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

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Jill Aldredge

Senior Marketing Consultant

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 currently volunteers at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab. 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

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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