SORM Announces New Division Chief of Strategic Programs

On November 1, 2017, the State Office of Risk Management welcomed James Cox as the new Chief of the Strategic Programs Division. As Division Chief, Mr. Cox will oversee the Risk Management, Claims Operations, Communications & Development, and Document Processing departments. He will serve as the leadership for administering workers’ compensation benefits for state employees, introducing new insurance lines for the state, expanding the vision for Continuity of Operations (COOP), and advancing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

Strategic Programs Division Chief James Cox

“The Strategic Programs Division is comprised of many talented individuals,” said Mr. Cox. “Leveraging these skills to reduce the total cost of risk for the various state agencies promises to be exciting. My education and my prior experience will assist my transition into this role.”

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Cox to the State Office of Risk Management,” said Stephen Vollbrecht, Executive Director. “I am confident that his experience and initiative will be of immeasurable value as we continue to focus on program and process evolutions that benefit the State of Texas.”

Mr. Cox is a licensed insurance adjuster in 32 states. He comes to SORM from Shield Global Partners in Indiana where he served as the Director of Claims Management, and has over 20 years of experience in risk management and insurance. James holds an Associate of Science from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Science from Wayland Baptist University, and a Master of Business Administration in Risk Insurance and Risk Management from Walden University. Mr. Cox is a veteran of the United States Air Force.