Paul J. Shives

Vice President Safety Services


Paul Shives is the Vice President, Safety Services  of J. A. Montgomery Consulting. He consults primarily with local governments and municipal joint insurance funds on all aspects of safety and loss control. Along with his service team, Shives assists clients in addressing workers compensation and general liability exposures, as well as property issues, product liability, and motor vehicle safety. He is responsible for performing safety training and loss control analysis and prevention as well as conducting underwriting surveys, developing safety action plans and coordinating loss control services and activities. He is currently the Safety Director for the following joint insurance funds: Municipal Excess Liability (MEL), Monmouth, Ocean, Central Jersey, and Mid Jersey Joint Insurance funds.


Paul has over 40 years of experience in the local municipal government management field, including over 30 years of service as a Commissioner and Chairperson on local and statewide joint insurance fund boards including the Monmouth JIF, Ocean JIF, Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (MEL), NJ Environmental Joint Insurance Fund (EJIF) and the Residual Claims Fund JIF (RCF). Additionally, he served on the Claims Review Committees for all of the Joint Insurance Funds and was the Chairman of the Super Storm Sandy claims committee. Shives also has over 18 years of college teaching experience as an Adjunct Instructor of Political Science.


  • West Virginia University – Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
  • West Virginia University – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science