Edward Bernhard

Loss Prevention Consultant | Risk Management Services

Phone: 574-245-3578

Fax: 574-236-6399

Email: Ebernhard@thegibsonedge.com

Edward Bernhard

Professional Experience

Ed is a Loss Prevention Consultant in Risk Management Services, specializing in risk management techniques and loss prevention services for business clients.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2019, Ed was Risk Manager for the Peoplelink Group, Inc. where he implemented comprehensive safety training programs and claims management systems that significantly reduced injuries, lost time and claim costs. Ed was responsible for developing and managing all workers’ compensation, commercial and professional programs, claim investigations, settlements, litigation, assessments (gap analysis) of workers’ compensation exposures, the design and implementation of loss prevention policies and procedures and safety training programs to prevent or reduce employee injury and exposures, and identifying, measuring, and managing insurable or hazard risks.

Ed was first involved in loss prevention starting in 1985 at the University of Notre Dame where he was responsible for loss control and recovery of physical and financial assets and security for campus retail operations for 19 years. Following Notre Dame, Ed was Senior Director of Campus Operations at Bethel University for 15 years where he managed facilities, grounds, food services, retail operations and campus construction projects, and chaired the campus Health and Safety Committee. Ed also has a background in manufacturing, construction and fleet management. Ed’s broad experience allows him to identify risks and provide a holistic, proactive approach to designing and implementing risk management methods.


Community Involvement

  • Board member of Cultivate Culinary School and Food Rescue
  • Adjunct Instructor, Bethel University
  • Past board member of WFRN radio
  • Past chairmen of the Bethel University Alumni Board

Specialty Areas

  • Safety
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Loss Prevention
  • Risk Management
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Fleet Safety


  • Ivy Tech State College | Associate in Business Administration
  • Bethel University | Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Bethel University | Master of Business Administration