J. Brett Carruthers

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J. Brett Carruthers, CSP, RSSP


Vice President, Risk Management & Director of Risk Management, Wright Public Entity and New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal 

Summary of Qualifications

Brett is a safety and risk management professional with 35 years of experience,  with the last 25 in public sector safety and risk management working with municipalities and public school districts. 


Brett Carruthers is the vice president of risk management and director of risk management for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal. He oversees and protects $50 billion in total insured value; 9,500 motor vehicles; 250,000 educators and administrators and 1 million public school children in New York State. Brett has over 35 years of diverse safety, security and risk management experience and is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS degree in safety sciences and a minor in human resource management. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and has served ASSP as an officer at the local, regional and national levels. He was recently inducted as a Fellow by the Los Angeles Council of Engineering and Scientists and has received a number of awards for his contributions to the safety profession.

Business Experience

Wright Public Entity and NYSIR - 1997 to Present

The BC Group - 1993 to 1997

Occidental Chemical Corporation - 1989 to 1993

Kemper Insurance - 1984 to 1989

Henry J. Kaiser Company - 1983 to 1984

Citizen's Ambulance Service - 1977 to 1983

ERM Experience

Contributed to the development of NYSIR's ERM program.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)


BS in Safety Sciences, Minor in Human Resources Management - Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Member for
3 years 11 months