Key Risk Names Laura Dezarn CIO

Dezarn will be responsible for aligning IT, communication networks and computer systems with organizational goals, as well as supporting many of Key Risk’s resource applications.

Key Risk (Greensboro, N.C.), a W.R. Berkley company providing workers’ compensation insurance products and services throughout the eastern U.S. has named Laura Dezarn CIO and vice president. Dezarn, who was most recently an IT director for the Kay division of Ecolab, has a background in strategic information management, business analytics and project management. She will report to Key Risk’s COO and CFO Becky Karr.

Laura Dezarn, Key Risk.

Laura Dezarn, CIO, Key Risk.

She will be responsible for aligning IT, communication networks and computer systems with organizational goals. She will also be called upon to support many of Key Risk’s resource applications, including the company’s proprietary risk management information system MasterKey Connects, according to a Key Risk statement.

“At Key Risk we are committed to innovation and to providing our agents and clients with the informational resources they need,” said Rob Standen, president of Key Risk. “Laura comes to us with proven leadership and expertise, and we look forward to working together to increase the overall strength of our information systems.”

Dezarn holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Appalachian State University and a Masters in Business Administration from The Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.

Operating from headquarters in Greensboro, NC and through regional offices and territory-dedicated staff, Key Risk’s regional footprint includes the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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