Chris Sheppard Chris Sheppard may not be a contractor, but his career has been as tied to the construction business as any ABC member.  At Eastern Insurance he works exclusively with the industry and is the firm’s leading construction producer. That’s important, because insurance for contractors is fundamentally different than for other industries.  “With construction, you are utilizing all facets of the risk management process.  In many cases risk transfer is just as important as insurance.  A properly constructed risk management program is going to encompass both strategies,” Chris says. He has a particular expertise in helping contractors understand workers compensation and experience rating, having written articles on the topic.  He currently serves on ABC’s board of directors and is also a member of the Construction Financial Managers Association, and the Associated General Contractors of MA. Chris works with all the type ...