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Ms. Fleming

Alisha Fleming

Senior Account Manager, Gallagher Bassett

Alisha Fleming is a Senior Account Manager at Gallagher Bassett. She serves as a single point of contact for client-focused service model, with a specialty in hospitality claims. Ms. Fleming possesses a significant understanding of the hospitality space and the application of all coverage lines to her clients' claims exposure.

In her role as an Account Manager, Ms. Fleming compiles and presents sophisticated data to demonstrate where dollars are being spent, and makes suggestions for improvement to her hospitality programs. She leverages cutting edge technology to support client data needs as well as coordinates proactive claim reviews and discussions to move claims to conclusion. She communicates changes to clients and Gallagher's claim team to support shared objectives. She collaborates and provides custom reporting for client needs.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Fleming was a Claims Manager in one of Gallagher Bassett's National Liability units. In this role, she managed a staff of Resolution Managers, coordinated client meetings and presented on pertinent issues regarding claims handling. She ensured quality claims handling through regular review and auditing of claim files, electronic data compliance, and quality assurance measures.

Ms. Fleming has worked in the claims industry for 19 years with most of her time spent handling hospitality clients to include those with restaurant, hotel and retail claims exposure. She has her BS in Human Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University.

Please visit http://www.gallagherbassett.com for more information.

Ms. Fleming can be contacted at +1 866-352-0279 or alisha_fleming@gallagherbassett.com

Coming up in December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.