New Risk Management Services Staff

By County magazine

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The TAC Risk Management Services Department filled two vacant staff positions in July, one that manages the department’s risk control services and programs and a second that provides risk management consultation to members of the TAC Risk Management Pool.

Clemente “Clem” Zabalza joined TAC as its new Risk Control Manager, filling a position left vacant upon the retirement of Ernesto Galindo. 

Zabalza began his career in 1994 as a loss prevention consultant with Texas Mutual Insurance. In 1998, he joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) as a senior loss control consultant and then served as the assistant director of loss prevention services. 

In 2010, he became division director of TASB’s risk management member solutions. Zabalza also served as a commissioner for Travis County Emergency Services #12 from 2007-2017. 

He graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and finance and earned his Master of Science in occupational health and safety from East Carolina University. 

Zabalza is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and is a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (BCSP). 

He can be reached at clemz@county.org or at (800) 456-5974, ext. 3624.

Patrick McFadden Jr. also joined TAC to fill a vacancy left by the retirement of another long-time staff member, Mike Strawn. 

McFadden is the Risk Management Consultant serving TAC Risk Management Pool members in the Northwest Region. 

McFadden has been in the insurance industry since 1996. Prior to joining TAC, he owned a Nationwide Insurance Agency in Las Vegas and was a commercial risk management consultant for Marsh & McLennan. 

McFadden’s experience includes negotiating and settling primarily litigated and complex property and casualty liability claims with Farmers Insurance Group. 

He holds a degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a designated Life Underwriting Training Counsel Fellow (LUTCF) and Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP). 

McFadden can be reached at patrickm@county.org or (800) 456-5974, ext. 3432.