Risk Strategies Selects Bret Murray to Lead National Higher Education Practice

Insurance industry, higher education veteran expert joins from Tufts University

BOSTON, January 08, 2019 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced it has selected Bret Murray to oversee its fast-growing national higher education practice. Most recently, Murray was director of risk management and insurance at Tufts University.

Murray, whose background in insurance dates back to 1998, was responsible for Tufts University’s overall risk management strategy to identify, control, and finance insurance and enterprise risks across its campuses, schools, departments, and divisions. In this role, Murray managed and placed Tufts’ worldwide portfolio of property, casualty, finance, and professional lines of insurance coverage. He’s active in the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) and other higher education professional organizations.

Prior to Tufts, Murray spent 10 years as a Risk Management Analyst with RELX Group, a leading global provider of information and analytics for professional organizations and other business clients.

“Keeping in step with market need is smart for our clients and for our business,” explained John Mina, Risk Strategies’ president. “Bret’s hands-on background in both higher education and at scale enterprise risk management is a great fit for this stage of growth in our practice.”

“It’s really exciting to join a national specialty firm at a time when the higher education market is seeking out greater expertise to create more comprehensive and sophisticated risk management programs,” said Murray. “I look forward to building on the established foundation and expanding our higher education practice.”

Risk Strategies’ higher education practice has more than 50 highly-experienced specialists focused on the industry and counts more than 200 colleges and universities across the United States among its client base. The company’s higher education practice also incorporates the ability to develop student health insurance program offerings through its University Health Plans division.

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About Risk Strategies

Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. RiskStrategies.com.

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