Risky business? How Gen Z, autonomous cars and disasters are impacting insurance/risk management

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:16

What: A special series of events Nov. 12 – 14 at the University of North Texas is exploring the ways in which changes in population, technology and disasters alter how companies and other organizations create protections and safeguards against risk.

The programs will detail how self-driving vehicles are changing the auto-insurance marketplace, job opportunities for Millennials and Generation Z, and disaster preparedness, management and recovery. Part of Risk Management and Insurance Week at UNT, the events are hosted by the UNT College of Business’ risk management and insurance program.

Media: For press passes/interviews, contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.

THE EVENTS INCLUDE:

Gen Z and the Insurance Industry

  • Event: “What the Insurance Industry has to Offer Gen Z,” a panel discussion on the growing need for young talent who can replace retiring Baby Boomers. The talk will address how the insurance sector is adapting the ways it does business in an effort to attract and accommodate Millennials and Generation Z.
  • Panelists: Neel Choate, director for training and education at Higginbotham; Taylor Jones, college recruiting manager for QuestPro; and Ryan Blasavage, president elect for UNT’s chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a campus organization for students majoring in risk management and insurance.
  • When/Where: 3 – 4 p.m. Nov. 12 (Monday) in room 394 in UNT’s University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.
  • Attendance: Free and open to the public.

Risk Manager in Residence Reception

  • Event: The panel will be followed, from 5 – 6 p.m., by an introductory reception for Mark Baker, the risk manager in residence, sponsored by Spencer Educational Foundation. The organization brings Baker, an industry practitioner who serves as the vice president of risk management for Hyatt Hotels Corp., to the university to present and engage with students about the risk management profession and insurance industry.
  • When/Where: 5 – 6 p.m. Nov. 12 (Monday) in room 339 in UNT’s University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.
  • Attendance: Free and open to the public.

Risk Management and Insurance Career Fair

  • Event: “Risk Management and Insurance Career Fair.” More than 30 industry employers will be on hand to meet students interested in learning about career opportunities.
  • When/Where: 4 – 6 p.m. Nov. 12 (Monday) in room 333 in UNT’s University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton.
  • Attendance: The fair is open to any UNT student from any major. Employers who wish to attend should contact Hirsch@unt.edu.

Lunch and Learn: Autonomous Vehicles

  • Event: “The Arrival of Autonomous Vehicles and their Coming Impact on the Auto Insurance Industry;” a session led by executives from Toyota Motor Corp. describing the new technology used in autonomous vehicles and its likely impact on the auto insurance marketplace. The event is sponsored by QuestPro.
  • When/Where: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 (Tuesday) in rooms 281 and 285 in UNT’s Business Leadership Building, located at 1307 W. Highland St. in Denton.
  • Attendance: Prior registration is required for this event and seating is limited. Contact Pope@unt.edu.  

Disaster Management for the Hospitality Sector

  • Event: “Risk Management Challenges to Hospitality Industry When Disaster Strikes.” Mark Baker, vice president of risk management for Hyatt Hotels Corp. and the 2018 risk manager in residence, will describe the experience of businesses involved in the hospitality industry when natural catastrophe strikes. His talk will outline how the hospitality industry responds when widespread destructive events, such as hurricanes, occur and the unique role hotels play in relief and recovery efforts.
  • When/Where: 5 – 6:15 p.m. Nov. 14 (Wednesday) in room 225 in UNT’s Business Leadership Building, located at 1307 W. Highland St. in Denton.
  • Attendance: Free and open to the public - no registration required.

UNT Game Day Risk Management

  • Event: “Game Day at Apogee Stadium – A Behind-the-Scenes Risk Management Tour.” UNT’s Risk Management Services team will give a behind-the-scenes look at how the university prepares for potential game-day emergencies, both natural and man-made, and the response strategies that are in place for dealing with such incidents.
  • When/Where: 10 – 11 am Nov. 14 (Wednesday) at UNT’s Apogee Stadium. Tour begins at the stadium’s main entrance.
  • Attendance: Prior registration is required for this event. Contact Pope@unt.edu.

 

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Monique Bird
monique.bird@unt.edu
(940) 369-7782