COUNTY’S NEW RISK MANAGER BRINGS SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE TO THE JOB

COUNTY’S NEW RISK MANAGER BRINGS SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE TO THE JOB

A.E. (“Ed”) Fridenstine has been hired as Doña Ana County’s new risk manager. Fridenstine comes amply qualified: He is the previous risk manager for the state of Idaho, and he has worked more recently for both a multi-county risk pool and a city insurance authority in the state of Washington. He will be charged with exploring and implementing innovative, money-saving programs for the county and to maintain its leadership role for the other counties.
Fridenstine has a diverse background, holding a degree in chemistry, having served in the U.S. Army as an infantry platoon leader and having studied business administration. Since moving to Las Cruces, he has been involved on a volunteer basis with the Las Cruces Community Built Playground Committee as its design committee co-chair.
Fridenstine spent his first day on the job, Monday, March 12, making appointments to drop in on department heads and to learn the specifics of different departmental operations. He is particularly interested in issues related to safety, training and potential for exposure to liability.
For more information, call county Public Information Officer Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.