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Michael J. Smith of Berkshire Insurance Group Earns CSRM Certified School Risk Manager Designation

The Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) designation was recently conferred on a select number of individuals who completed five courses and examinations and have committed to meeting annual update requirements to further their knowledge and maintain their designation. Michael J. Smith, vice president of Berkshire Insurance Group, a Berskhire Bank affiliate in Westfield, Mass., was one of this elite group of professionals.

CSRM was founded in 2004, is the first education/designation program in history for individuals serving as school risk managers.  The CSRM program is conducted by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

CSRM courses feature practical information that guides participants through the risk management process and applies directly to the school risk manager’s daily responsibilities.

Smith is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Saint John’s University. He holds several insurance degrees including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).  He is currently working on his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.  He and his wife, Mary Pat live in Westfield with their three boys. 

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