Brett Lininger Appointed Chair of New University of Baltimore Advisory Board
Brett Lininger has been appointed Chair of the University of Baltimore Merrick School’s Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board. The University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business has added risk management and insurance courses to its portfolio of specializations in its B.S. in Business Administration program.
Lininger is Of Counsel for Nemphos Braue, a boutique corporate and business law firm that specializes in start-up and entrepreneurial law, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory law, and licensing and intellectual property transactions.
The risk management and insurance specialization will offer industry-specific courses spawned from robust conversations with industry insiders, including Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Al Redmer. The new specialization was created to address a talent gap in the insurance industry.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates more than 200,000 new jobs within the insurance industry by 2022. According to InsuranceJobs.com, “The insurance industry, however, is struggling to meet the job demand. The average insurance professional is 45-years-old, and only 5% of students within the millennial generation describe themselves as ‘very interested ‘in working in the industry, according to a 2012 study from the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.”
“This new program provides Baltimore’s students with an incredible opportunity to gain access to a growing industry with significant career opportunities, and opens the doors for scholarships and internships. It is my hope that we can engage industry partners to support the program as it grows,” said Lininger, a University of Baltimore alumnus.
Murray Dalziel, dean of the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, states “I am particularly encouraged that we have support from industry leaders who have joined together in our board under leadership of Brett. We are proud to be part of the solution to provide more homegrown employees for Maryland firms to hire and to aid in closing the talent gap.”