At 59, John Buselt is taking on a new career challenge.
He has signed on with CIG Insurance to create a new safety and human resource consulting service for the commercial insurance brokerage at 9435 E. Central.
Less than a month into the job, the former director of safety for Via Christi Health is halfway through developing a preliminary business plan for the new service that he said will essentially be a business that stands on its own.
Barney Barnhard, CIG’s operations manager, said creating a safety and HR consulting practice was part of CIG’s business plan. It just needed to get to a certain size before that was something it could add in-house.
“And we found the right person,” Barnhard said of hiring Buselt.
Buselt spent 10 years at Via Christi. Before that he worked for a variety of companies — including Cessna Aircraft Co., Frito-Lay and Berry Cos. — in roles ranging from safety director to employment manager and trainer.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emporia State University, a master’s in business from Wichita State University, and a master’s in public health administration from Wichita State and University of Kansas.