Ted Hayes MSE, CSP

Get to Know Ted

Ted Hayes is a senior risk manager at M3 Insurance. Specializing in property and casualty exposures, he consults with M3’s business, school district and municipality clients to develop safety programs and risk management strategies. His areas of focus include manufacturing, schools, construction, and behavioral safety.

As a safety and security consultant with over three decades of experience, Hayes is vigilant about asking tough questions and tracking the dangers of our ever-changing culture. He believes the key to keeping our schools and organizations safe lies in proactive action plans and in recognizing, reducing, and eliminating injury exposures and security threats— before bad things happen.

  • Earned Bachelor of Arts in occupational safety from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Masters of Science in Education (MSE) and ergonomics
  • 24 years industry experience as a safety consultant with Wausau Insurance Companies
  • Joined M3 in 2009

Hayes is regularly a featured speaker for both statewide and national organizations, including:

  • National Sheriffs Association
  • National Association of Pupil Transportation
  • Kansas Dare Officers Association
  • Law Enforcement Training Network
  • Wisconsin Attorney Generals Conference
  • Wisconsin School Counselors Association
  • Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials
  • Wisconsin School Safety Summit

In addition, Ted is an author on school safety, security and violence prevention, including two books:

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  • Wisconsin-licensed property and casualty agent
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)


  • American Society of Safety Engineers, member
  • WASBO Safety and Risk Management Committee member
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of School Safety Advisory Committee member
  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO), past board of directors
  • Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association (WSSCA), past president

… we’re trying to do things better and safer. Ted Hayes is a people person. We trust him. He’s considerate and he respects our time — he doesn’t shut down our facilities for a review.

— Jeffrey Mahoney
Director of Business & Technology Services | McFarland School District

Ted is always on top of things. He inspects our buildings and even inspected our new bleachers. When our roof collapsed everyone at M3 was involved, making sure the process was handled efficiently and that the underwriters responded adequately.

— Dr. Michael P. Garvey
Superintendent | Johnson Creek School District

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