Finance | Insurance 2023: JEFF WRIGHT
CEO, ALLIANZ PARTNERS USA, RICHMOND
Well into his second year as CEO of the German travel insurance and assistance company’s U.S. subsidiary, Wright carries with him a “love for extreme technical financial concepts” that led him to choose a career in the insurance industry. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and his MBA at the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Greater Richmond Partnership Regional Leadership Circle.
Allianz Partners USA, which has 900 of its 20,000 employees in Virginia, announced in June that it will offer travel coverage to guests of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection luxury cruise line. Last year, JetBlue Travel Products announced a multiyear partnership extension with Allianz Partners USA, reaffirming its status as JetBlue’s official travel insurance provider.
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: New York Islanders or any University of Richmond team
WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Being a leader has nothing to do with whether you are the smartest person in the room. Most of the time you aren’t, and that’s a good thing. You should try and keep it that way.
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