January 17, 2017 – NEAMI welcomes Ed Starowicz as Public Works Risk Management Specialist

Edmund Starowicz has joined NEAMI as public works risk management specialist.

Mr. Starowicz will be working with NEAMI’s client Public Employer Risk Management Association (PERMA). He will be responsible for providing public works loss control and risk management leadership, guidance, and services to PERMA member entities.

“Ed brings decades of organizational and safety experience to the table,” said Jeff Van Dyk, NEAMI executive vice president. “His history of improving operational performance through data-driven processes fits perfectly with PERMA’s employment of technology to tailor risk services.”

“In my recent work with PERMA as the chairman of the Safety Council, the Council focused on providing members risk reduction information in the most efficient and timely manner possible,” Starowicz said. “As a full-time representative for PERMA, I intend to be a catalyst for change for every DPW member to help they improve the operations of their public works.”

Starowicz’ recent history with PERMA, as chair of the member-led Safety Council, occurred while he served as deputy commissioner of public works for the Town of Pittsford. He is a Six Sigma-certified Quality Improvement Facilitator, and he holds numerous professional certifications and licenses, including Waste Water Plant Operation and Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).

A graduate of Alfred State College, Mr. Starowicz began his professional career with the City of Batavia, where he became the city employee union president in 1976. He then worked for Eastman Kodak for 22 years, ending his tenure as the quality improvement facilitator for the utilities division. Mr. Starowicz joined the Town of Pittsford in 2003, where he managed a staff of over 70, as well as fleet processes, and various departmental projects. He previously served as Board Vice President of the Pittsford Central School District and Chairman of the Catholic Charities of Rochester. Mr. Starowicz resides in East Rochester, NY.