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9 FIGURE 2 Geographic distribution of interview participants. All respondents to the survey are public entities. Eleven the responder wanted to elaborate. Most were completed are state or local entities, and the remaining eight are either within 20 minutes. Figure 2 shows the geographic distribu- commission or authority. tion of the interviewees. Eleven of the 19 of survey respondents employ a dedi- cated airport risk manager. For large and medium airport ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT operators, this is the dominant practice. Five of the six respondents in each of these categories indicated employ- This report is organized along the lines of the survey cat- ment of a dedicated risk manager. egories, which were developed on the basis of the guidelines presented by the panel. Interviews Chapter one presents background information on the Risk managers from eight airport operator systems rep- study, the reasons for it, and how it was conducted. Chapter resenting 20 individual airports agreed to participate in two discusses insurance-buying practices of airport opera- a brief interview to describe their practices for procur- tors. Chapter three presents information about the role of the ing insurance coverage and to reveal information about risk manager in insurance buying. Chapter four identifies their role within their organizations. Interview questions coverage purchasing by type and practices. Chapter five dis- were developed with the assistance and contributions of cusses deductible and limit selection. Chapter six presents the expert panel. Interviews were to be limited to 20 min- information on risk retention practices. Chapter seven pres- utes, although interviews were not halted at that point if ents the study conclusions.