Mark W. Beck

Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (724) 978-7727
Fax: (724) 864-9265

Professional Summary

I have over 37 years of safety, workers’ compensation and human resource experience in a variety of industries.  I graduated in 1980 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a BS in Safety Engineering, then went on to get a Master’s degree in Safety from the same University. I also received a second Master’s degree in Public Management with a concentration in Human Resources and Health Care Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.  I began employment in 1980 as Director of Corporate Safety for the PDM Corporation.  For fifteen years, I was the Senior Director of Risk Management for Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation, one of the largest non-profit hospital systems in the United States.  While with AHERF, I managed a self-insured and self-administered workers’ compensation program.  I then worked as a Vice President for the Frank Gates Corporation, a workers’ compensation claims administrator, and finally District Manager for CorVel Corporation before coming to ECRM.   I also hold designations as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Workers’ Compensation Analyst (CWCA).  I am proud of having a diverse background with a concentration in Safety, Workers’ Compensation Claim Management, Information Systems, and Human Resources.

About Me

I am a proud Pittsburgh native, married for 36 years to Karen with two grown daughters, Alex and Abby.  I am also a dedicated golden retriever owner with two special girls, Dublin and Rooski.  In my free time I enjoy woodworking, house projects, golfing, working out and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Quote

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

 If you had to pick one meal to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A nice rare steak with a glass or two of a bold red wine.

 Where was your most memorable vacation?

Honduras.  My niece had a  break from serving in the Peace Corps and a large group of family went to meet her on the island of Roatan.  While there, a group of us learned how to scuba dive along one of the best reefs in the world.  A close second was a week playing golf in Scotland including the old course at St. Andrews.