Dentrell Tate

Dear HBCU Students,

My name is Dentrell Tate. I am a Clarksdale, MS, native who attended Clarksdale High School. After high school, I transitioned to the University of Mississippi as a business school student and majored in Risk Management and Insurance. The RMI program has opened many doors for me and allowed me to have a promising future thus far. I now work for Willis Tower Watson as a Risk Analyst with the Southeast’s Large & Complex Casualty team.

As a Risk Analyst at WTW, I handle data analytics for our clients with the help of our Casualty Analytics tools provided within our practice. Within the Large & Complex Casualty practice, we mainly handle Workers’ Comp, Auto Liability, General Liability, Excess & Umbrella regarding Large & Complex accounts for major corporations. Maintaining and developing relationships with carriers, underwriters, and clients is a part of my job. I find it very important because the client must trust you, and building that trust is essential to the job.

The insurance industry is a very promising career path. There are many opportunities for growth and many opportunities to continue your education within the industry. The learning never stops. What I enjoy most about my job is client-facing interaction. The insurance industry gives you the experience where you can build relationships in the industry while helping others at the same time. The industry will also challenge you and allow you to show your best skill set while also building and learning in the industry. Overall, it’s great because there is no limit to what you can learn and accomplish in the Risk Management and Insurance industry.

The Certificate Program is an excellent opportunity for all HBCU students considering a business, risk management, and insurance career. This will be a way to build excellence in the industry for the Black community, which is not a large share of the industry. I believe diversity is growing, and this opportunity to learn, network, and earn the certificate will put HBCU students in a place to accomplish greatness within the industry and begin building a future and generational wealth.

This opportunity will be a great way to start something good for yourself and shine a light on the great opportunities for Black professionals in the insurance industry.

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