Inland Marine Underwriters 80th Anniversary

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) will be celebrating its 80th anniversary, during its annual meeting, this May at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center in Williamsburg, VA, May 16-19, 2010.

Rich Soja, the current IMUA chairman, will kick things off by introducing Sophia Phillips, The Hanover Insurance Group, as the new chair of the IMUA. Ron Thornton, IMUA President & CEO, will be delivering the State of the Association report. Following these presenters will be a full schedule of educational sessions and trade show participation over the course of the meeting.

On Monday, May 17, 2010 attendees will hear from the Chairman and CEO of Willis North America, Donald J. Bailey, who will give his view on the current state of the P&C insurance industry from a producer's perspective. Immediately following the controversial topic of Wind/Solar Construction and Underwriting will be discussed by two principals of the Holmes Murphy Agency's Renewable Energy Division, Doug Muth and Fred Hilsendager. Adding to the panel of experts is Michael Maloney, Gen Re. Among the subjects to be covered are the opportunities and perils associated with this evolving area of sustainable energy and conservation.

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 the day begins with an inviting discussion on Freight Intermediaries - Who Are They and What is Their Liability. Leading the discussion on the mysteries in the evolving area of freight intermediaries will be Henry Seaton, Esq. and Mark Yunker of RJ Ahmann. Immediately following this session, the IMUA attendees will get the latest updates on Cargo Transit and Warehouse Theft - Tracking and Recovery from Charles Forsaith, Purdue Pharma, and Keith Lewis, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

This year's keynote luncheon speaker will be Susan Zoboli, CPCU, the Director for Purchasing and Insurance for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Ms. Zoboli voices the P&C concerns of an entity that must secure and protect a wide spectrum of fine arts and antiquities.

Capping off these educational seminars will be an in-depth, interactive discussion of the construction marketplace given by a panel of experts. On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, IMUA attendees can take advantage of a special AAIS/HSB breakfast/educational meeting.


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