About Us

LEAD STAFF

Kim L. Arnold, a Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) graduate, has nearly 30 years of experience providing training, public speaking and risk management consulting services for public and private clients, including construction, townships, cities, counties and manufacturing. Early on in her career, Kim was one of ten safety professionals nationwide chosen to attend the Loss Control School for Excellence in Seattle, WA for Safeco Insurance.

Later, in 1993, Kim headed the start-up of a loss control company exclusively for public entities. While there, she implemented an in-depth, targeted loss control and training program that reduced the losses for one of her clients by close to $1,000,000 in three years. Kim has also received a Special Award from a large state association for the betterment of public entities due to these efforts.

KIM L. ARNOLD

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

In 1998, Kim founded KLA RISK CONSULTING, INC.,This is the same year she created and managed a safety program that won a George Coleman National Safety Council Award. Kim is sought after as a speaker and trainer throughout the country and in the United Kingdom on safety topics. She was a main speaker at an international construction conference on Safety Best Practices in Stratford-on-Avon, ENGLAND and has presented multiple times at the American Society of Safety Engineers Annual Conferences. Kim is a published author of numerous loss control and risk management articles in professional periodicals, including Professional Safety magazine and continues to write for safety and client-based newsletters. Kim is a current member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

SANDRA M. ARNOLD

VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONS

Sandra Arnold brought to KLA Risk Consulting over 30 years of executive management and human resource expertise as part of the staff of one of Ohio’s largest hospital networks. One of Sandra’s functions was to oversee safety and JCAHO audits.

Sandra joined KLA Risk Consulting in 2005 and is responsible for the operations side of KLA Risk including company and client statistics/metrics, client correspondence, staff management and financials.

KELLY AUSTIN, PsyD

VICE PRESIDENT – TRAINING/SENIOR RISK MANAGER

Kelly earned her Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in 2017 from California Coast University. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management and the California Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Additionally, Kelly is an appointed member of the Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Advisory Council (IQSIP), through The Emergency Nurses Association.