Leading with Love

Jani Jennings
Risk Manager, City of Bellevue, NE
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In this weeks episode, Jani Jennings discusses how leading with love can improve employee morale and productivity.

Jani draws attention to the issue of having an unmotivated, disengaged staff and offers solutions concerning how to re-engage them. Jani touches on the concept of altruistic love and the importance of being genuinely caring towards your employees. She goes on to explain how to remain a leader rather than a manager and offer practical advice on how to inspire a team.

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Jani Jennings
Risk Manager, City of Bellevue, NE

Summary of Qualifications

Jani is the risk manager for the City of Bellevue, Nebraska. She is an accomplished, results-driven leader with 20 years of experience in risk management. Jani was a director on the PRIMA Board from 2016-2018 and was PRIMA board president in 2019. She also served as a director on the IA/NE/SD PRIMA Chapter board from 2006-2014 and was president in 2012. From 2008-2011, Jani served as president of the Nebraska Self Insurer's Association. She is recognized for her expertise in risk management and has spoken at numerous professional gatherings.

Business Experience

Jani has extensive experience in city government risk management. Prior to heading a new risk management department in 2004, she was a specialist in human resources responsible for workers' compensation, safety and liability claims. Jani received her ARM (Associate in Risk Management) designation in 2014.

Professional Affiliations

PRIMA, IA/NE/SD PRIMA Chapter, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce


Jani is a graduate of Patricia Stevens Business College in Omaha.

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