After a distinguished career at a large global insurance broker, Shirley Evans – Wofford founded Lambent Risk Management Services Inc. in 2001 in Chicago, IL.
With 40 years of experience in the insurance industry Shirley has served as the senior executive managing program design, procurement and placement of all lines of insurance f for clients that include construction, municipalities industrial, entertainment, environmental, higher-level learning institutions and non-profit organizations.
At Lambent, Shirley has established a team that is multi-ethnic and mirrors our clients’ population. Shirley was the inspiration behind Lambent’s insurance school – Insurance Education and Career Enhancement Program (IECE). In conjunction with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), IECE provided a several months long, intensive insurance training course for numerous CHA residents seeking to expand their employment opportunities in the insurance industry.
Shirley Evans-Wofford, President and CEO, directs, manages and serves as the chief executive responsible for the daily operations of the brokerage and consulting firm providing marketing, program design, coverage analysis and insurance placement. She is also charged with providing sound decision making for all facets of the brokerage firm that include, but not limited to, estimating and preparing bids, selection and retention of both management and executive level personnel, rendering all financial decisions and contract execution.
Initial services offerings focused on insurance placement for middle markets clients. Today, Lambent’s core service offerings have expanded to include third party claim administration, group health benefits and safety/loss control consulting.
Shirley is a licensed in Property, Casualty, Accident and Health insurance broker and has completed numerous education and training coursework across all insurance disciplines.
As an active member in her community Shirley serves on a number of Boards, education and social committees inclusive of serving as the Board President for Literacy Chicago.
President & CEO
Michael Robinson, LUTCF
Michael Robinson has 30 years of experience in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry. He has in-depth experience working with municipalities and large employer groups developing, implementing and servicing workplace benefits. Michael is proficient in ERISA and Non-ERISA regulations as relates to employer- sponsored plans.
Michael has spent 20 years working with MetLife as a Senior Executive. He managed major healthcare accounts and provided insurance and retirement planning services and employees benefits to major employer groups. He was also responsible for conducting educational seminars, open enrollments and servicing healthcare groups. His spent four years as a Regional Sales Manager assigned to the states of Michigan and Indiana managing over $240M employer-sponsored retirement plans and voluntary employee benefit administration trusts.
Since joining Lambent as the manager of Lambent's Human Capital Practice, he is responsible for the acquisition and servicing of employer group benefit plans and servicing existing employer groups comprised of governmental entities and corporations.
As current member of the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and a past member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Michael continues to keep abreast of the changes in the Life and Healthcare industry. Collegiate coursework includes business level courses at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, completion of career development workshops, attendance at educational seminars and the successful completion of required curriculum for Certified Financial Planner designation through Grand Valley State University. Michael is licensed in Life, Health & Accident insurance.