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Ms. Wright

Janet Wright

Director of Risk Management, Ryan Specialty Group

Janet Wright is the Director of Risk Management for SUITELIFE Underwriting Managers. She is responsible for enhancing and growing SUITELIFE's risk management division, securing the company's position as a leading underwriting manager.

Ms. Wright works in partnership with SUITELIFE's underwriting and sales teams, carriers, third party administrators, vendors, brokers and clients to deliver value-added risk services to private and publicly traded companies.

Ms. Wright has overseen and managed expansive risk management operations at smaller and larger publicly traded companies throughout her career. In her previous role, she served as senior risk manager for BlueLine Rental, where she utilized her comprehensive insurance experience to oversee the risk management program for 140 branches. She secured substantial savings for the company and implemented progressive process improvements while leading the team.

Ms. Wright also worked as director of marketing at Schutjer Bogar, where she led the firm's marketing efforts, coordinated a new client implementation process, and oversaw the company's charitable contributions. She also has years of underwriting experience, having served as an underwriter at industry giants Nationwide Insurance and Delta Dental, developing rates and underwriting guidelines for new business proposals and working with an array of complex risk management offerings.

Ms. Wright is a member of the Risk Management Society (RIMS) and holds various environmental health and safety certifications. She graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in English.

Please visit https://www.suitelifeum.com/ for more information.

Ms. Wright can be contacted at +1 610-989-2736 or janet.wright@suitelifeum.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.