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Feature SUSAN HECKER Recognized for Contribution to Heavy-Construction Industry In January, Susan Hecker accepted the Golden Beaver Award for Service and Supply from 2015 Beavers President Wilford Clyde of Clyde Companies. The Creativity, Flexibility, and Service You Deserve From a Surety Partner 1-800-440-5953 20 SURETY 692336_Granite.indd 1 BOND QUARTERLY | SPRING 2016 5/4/14 7:44 AM ON JANUARY 22, 2016, The Beavers, a national heavy-engineering construction trade association, recognized Susan Hecker, Executive Vice President and National Director of Contract Surety at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in San Francisco and NASBP President, for her outstanding contribution to the heavy-construction industry by presenting her the Golden Beaver Award for Service and Supply. The Beavers recognized Hecker for demonstrating particular skills, responsibility, and integrity in her profession as a surety broker in the construction industry. "Susan was nominated and chosen for her career-long record of serving her clients," said Beavers Executive Director Dave Woods, who added that "Hecker has earned a reputation as a trusted adviser, consultant, and partner to many contractors." Hecker accepted the award during the Beavers Awards Dinner, an annual gathering of heavy-construction contractors, which had 2,375 in attendance. NASBP Second Vice President Howard Cowan of Cowan-Hill Bond Agency Inc. in Lubbock, TX, remarked, "Susan has earned respect across the nation for her energy and professionalism." It is noteworthy that after receiving the Golden Beaver Award in Los Angeles, she immediately traveled to Houston to lecture in the NASBP Surety Schools, and from there she traveled to the AGC/ NASBP/SFAA Joint Surety and Risk Management Conference to conduct a presentation on ethical dilemmas faced by contractors and sureties," Cowan said. "It is easy to understand why she is admired and respected by the construction industry." For more information, see the November 21, 2015, Engineering NewsRecord article, "Moles and Beavers Name Top Honorees for 2016." ●

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Surety Bond Quarterly - Spring 2016

NASBP Upcoming Meetings & Events
2015-2016 Executive Committee
From the CEO – It’s Spring and a Season of Change for Surety
Practical Insights: What You Need to Know – Joint Ventures in Construction
Making a Difference: NASBP Members support Breakthrough in Trauma Treatment for Vets
Susan Hecker Recognized for Contribution to Heavy-Construction Industry
Evolving Compliance Requirements: Addressing Human Trafficking
Subcontractor Surety Bonding and Default Insurance
Managing Subcontractor Risks of Non-Performance and Financial Failure
SDI Insured Must Shoulder Burden to Pursue Claims Against CGL Policy
One Contractor’s Transfer Preference: Subcontractor Bonds
Facilitating International Commercial Surety

Surety Bond Quarterly - Spring 2016