Chris Wyborny of Ramona Tire Inc. in Hemet, Calif., and member of Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) participated in the 2017 Federated Insurance Advisory Council.

He and 18 other executives discussed insurance-related challenges facing their industries.

This year’s agenda focused on how businesses can continue a successful trajectory when faced with an evolving economy, changing workforce, and emerging hazards. Wyborny shared his perspective on workplace safety, driving safe, cyber security, employment related practices, business succession planning, and employee retention strategies.

It was the 28th consecutive annual meeting of the Council, which gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 23-25.

“Advisory Council members provide invaluable insight into the challenges facing their industries,” says Federated Insurance Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Fetters. “Their input better equips Federated to deliver products and services designed to enhance the success of businesses across the country.”

Founded in 1904, Federated Insurance is a national insurance and risk management organization that serves the property, casualty, health, and life insurance needs of clients in select industries.

The organization has more than 500 recommendations from state, regional, and national associations and buying groups.