Pamela J. Ritz

Pamela J. Ritz is President of Specialty Risk Management, Inc. (SRM) located in Austin, Texas. She attended the Georgia Tech School of Engineering and also obtained additional advanced degree courses from the University of Georgia with specialties in business and computer science. Ms. Ritz has more than 20 years of industry experience in high tech manufacturing and engineering, served as a comptroller, operations manager and product marketing manager. She has experience including heavy industry manufacturing skills, traffic and material handling expertise along with Quality/Reliability programs and Statistical Process Control. She also served and as Chief Operating Officer of a medical corporation before founding SRM in 1991. SRM has served private consulting needs for clients throughout diverse industry sectors.

Pam holds the professional designations of:

  • (CRM) Certified Risk Manager
  • (SPHR) Senior Professional in Human Resources
  • (ARM) Associate in Risk Management
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) accreditation by the USDA.

She is licensed in Texas as:

  • State Loss Control Representative
  • Risk Manager
  • Property/Casualty and Worker's Compensation Adjuster
  • Group 1 Life and Health Agent
  • Local Recording Agent

Pam has extensive industry experience in programs for:

  • Crisis Management
  • Food Borne Illness
  • Products Recall
  • Human Resources Risk Management
  • Contractual Negotiations
  • Risk Financing
  • Employee Benefits including Self-Insured Programs
  • Directors and Officers Risk Management
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Employee Safety
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Directors and Officers Programs
  • Miscellaneous Errors and Omissions Insurance
  • Lawyers and Medical Malpractice Insurance

Pam has developed numerous management programs specific to controlling professional liability exposures and has authored employment practices, food borne illness and products recall insurance policy language and coverages for underwriters at Lloyd's of London, London insurance companies, and domestic insurance markets.

Pam participates and teaches advanced custom training seminars for private employers and insurance professionals nationally. Topics include human resources management and control, employment practices liability issues, errors and omissions coverage, exposures for directors and officers, crisis management, and risk management/loss control practices.

She is nationally published and has been a guest on radio and television programs relating to employment practices. She is a frequent speaker at national conventions. Some of her recent speaking engagements include:

  • Moderating and speaking at the Professional Liability Underwriting Society International
  • Convention on Employment Practices
  • Speaking on Hotline Risk Management services for the Series Six Conference presented by Employers Reinsurance Corporation, a GE Capital Corporation
  • A featured speaker on employment practices for the American Bar Association Conference
  • A speaker during the National RIMS Convention

Pam is an instructor for:

  • The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors' James K. Ruble Seminars
  • Certified Risk Manager courses
  • CIC course instruction on directors and officers exposures, employment practices liability laws, employer exposures, risk management, crisis management, and insurance coverages.

Specialty Risk Management, Inc. contracts with Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, London Insurance Company markets, American Insurance Companies, and private clients in various industries in the U.S. and Europe as consultants on:

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Human Resources Management
  • Customized Program and Product Development
  • Risk Management Field Operations
  • Crisis Management on Food Borne Illness and Products Recall

Pam pioneered and created SRM's national Hotline as an out-sourcing service in the areas of crisis management and food borne illness crisis management, employment practices, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), errors and omissions, and OSHA issues. SRM has more than 150,000 client interactions to its credit. SRM serves as an employer hotline and crisis management resource for a national employment practices insurance product, 24- hour food borne illness business interruption program, and additional professional liability programs.

Pam's company is appointed as the U.S. Crisis Management Company for Lloyd's of London on Products Recall and Food Borne Illness insurance coverages in the United States.

Pam is also co-founder of Internet Legal Education and Development, Inc. (ILEAD), an

E-commerce company endorsed by the State Bars of Texas, California and Oregon, which provides participatory and ethics continuing legal education credits to attorneys via the Internet.


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