DANIELLE LENZIPosted On: Jul. 29, 2007 12:00 AM CST
Director of Risk Management
Liberty Mutual Group Inc.
Danielle Lenzi is responsible for an insurance portfolio of $1 billion in limits, negotiating terms and conditions and coverage structure, presenting results to executive leadership and directing and recommending alternative funding options such as a captive insurance program. She has worked in the property/casualty industry for almost 10 years. She received a juris doctorate degree in 2000 and master in insurance law degree in 2003 from the University of Connecticut.
Advice to young women: "Be open to change, challenge yourself and be a contributor in your current role otherwise it will be difficult to progress to the next level. Focus on doing the best job you can and reevaluate your career every two years to assess where you are and where you want to be. I think it would be nice if women had a stronger network."
Role of women in the industry: "I think (insurance is) a good place for women to work. It has a lot further to go. It’s coming along, but there’s probably a ways to go. I would definitely like to see more women occupying senior positions in the next 10 years."
Early aspirations: Ms. Lenzi debated pursuing a Masters in Business Administration or a law degree after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Michigan State University in May 1997. "One thing I liked about insurance was that it was a good intersection between law and business."