Frank J. Maura has 30 years of experience as a risk manager for insurance and private businesses. His long-term employment was with Riscorp, a workers' comp insurance company in Florida, where Maura served as district manager of risk management. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Florida International University in 1977, where he garnered the distinguished student award. In 1979, he earned a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Cincinnati. Maura was given the employee of the year award by Riscorp in 1985. He retired in 2001 due to health reasons.