John Fees is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of GradGuard™. Fees is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received a bachelors of science degree in History and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School where he completed a Masters in Business Administration. John Fees lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is married to Melissa Soza Fees, Ph.D. and is the father of five children. He is the Treasurer for the Arizona College Success Arizona, a Director of College Parents of America, Founding Director and investor in Tonto Creek Camp which provides service leadership experiences to 8,000 students annually. He is also an active member of University Risk Management and Insurance Association and the Professional Insurance Marketers Association.
It was wonderful to see so many colleagues last week attending the annual ACUHO-I Business Operations conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arizona is home for many of our GradGuard team so it was terrific to host our many school clients near our headquarters in Phoenix.The Business Operations conference is the annual gathering of leaders in student housing and residence life. Given the value of residential life to increasing college completion rates, GradGuard invests in supporting this community of higher education and housing professionals.
Congratulations to ACUHO-I for recognize the growing interest of student housing leaders in how to reduce the losses to both institutions and residents through new approaches to implementing renters liability programs. GradGuard's co-founder John Fees led a panel discussion that featured a diverse set of case-studies and vital data regarding the rapid growth of schools offering preferred renters insurance programs.
The panel discussion included a review of two national surveys and also discussed the results of an analysis of 2014 Clery Act data that illustrate the risks facing residents of student housing. Just consider the following risks and it is clear why so many student housing professionals are adopting preferred renters insurance programs.
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