Venture Programs Welcomes Diane Baker as Regional Underwriter
WEST CHESTER, PA. May 16, 2017 — Venture Programs (www.ventureprograms.com), a
national insurance program administrator, today announced the addition of Diane Baker as
regional underwriter for the company’s U.S. south and central regions.
As regional underwriter, Baker will be responsible for writing new business and renewals as she
promotes the company’s SUITELIFE program. SUITELIFE, administered by Venture Programs, is
an all-lines insurance and risk program for upscale hotels and resort properties.
Baker will concentrate on the south and central regions of the U.S., working to maintain and
build new relationships with SUITELIFE agents and carriers. Before joining Venture, Baker was
marketing underwriter for FCCI Insurance in Lake Mary, Fla., where she ranked as one of the
top three new business writers in the state for four consecutive years. She also served as a
commercial lines underwriter for CNA Insurance in Maitland, Fla., where she focused on small
business. Baker began her career as a commercial lines underwriter for Erie Insurance in Erie,
“A driven insurance professional, Diane is truly an asset to our SUITELIFE team at Venture
Programs. When it comes to maintaining and cultivating new business relationships, she’s one
of the best in the state of Florida,” said Philip J. Harvey, Venture president and founder. We are
excited to have her onboard – helping us to promote and build the SUITELIFE brand in the south
and central U.S.”
Baker attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., where she received a bachelor’s degree in
business finance. She has also earned several credentials from the Insurance Institute of
America including CPCU, AU, AIC and AIS designations and a 2-20 license.
SUITELIFE is a leading insurance provider to the hotel and resort management industry,
providing specialty insurance to full-service hotels, boutique hotels, condo hotels, resorts and
hotel management companies on an admitted basis across the U.S. The SUITELIFE package
includes property, general liability, crime, commercial auto, liquor liability, cyber and privacy
liability, umbrella liability and workers’ compensation.
About Venture Programs
Venture Programs is a leading program manager that designs, underwrites and distributes
industry-specific insurance packages. Based in West Chester, Pa., Venture has underwriting
alliances with the world’s leading carrier groups, including Old Republic, Chubb, Allied World,
Hamilton, RSUI, USLI, Zurich North America, Monitor and Lloyd’s of London. Founded in 1993,
Venture provides specialty insurance packages for select vertical industries—including golf and
country clubs, resorts, hotels, hunting and fishing lodges, and city and social clubs, as well as
commercial marine and hard-to-place property risks. Visit http://www.ventureprograms.com/.