Debbie Stickle, head of the risk management department, and recently promoted to vice president of risk analytics, is now certified in Predictive Analytics by the University of California, Irvine.

Only 92 people in the world have attained this certification, which Debbie earned with work in eight courses over two years. Her instructors included some of the pioneers in data science, including Dean Abbott of SmarterHQ; Eric Siegel, author of the seminal text Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die; and James Taylor, the leading international expert on decision management.

PERMA members can utilize Debbie’s considerable skills by requesting an individualized risk profile. Debbie will drill down into your claims data to find the areas of highest risk, and make suggestions as to where and how you can apply targeted risk services to decrease your claim frequency and cost. She can be contacted at or 518-220-0379.