IMUA Elects New Slate of Officer & Board Members

(Press Release)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Underwriters, brokers, claims personnel and key industry suppliers converged on San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo earlier this month for the 82st Annual Meeting of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA). 
The meeting officially got underway with the election of a new slate of officers.  Peter Opinante, Swiss Re America, who had been serving as acting Chairman for the past three months, was formerly inaugurated as the new Chairman of the IUMA.  Also elected as new officers of the association was Michelle Hoehn, The Travelers Group, as Deputy Chairperson and William Rosa, XL Reinsurance, as Vice Chairman.
In his acceptance remarks Opinante shared the podium with IMUA President and CEO Kevin O’Brien to introduce a new direction for the association. “I am extremely honored to serve as your next Chairman and thank the membership for this unique opportunity.  Serving on the Board of Directors and as Deputy Chairman, I have personally witnessed the progress the association has made over the past several years. However, if we are to continue our success and create an even stronger entity, we need to fine tune our focus and hone in on what our members are looking for.  And that direction is professional development.”
O’Brien welcomed the opportunity to work with the new officers and Board of Directors and noted the work that has been accomplished over the past several months to prepare for the associations focus on professional development.  In particular, he pointed to the recent survey of the membership on the perceived value IMUA offers.  “There are several areas where we can do better -- in particular, communication with members and marketing of the Association, in general.  Overwhelmingly, the greatest benefit our members feel that the IMUA delivers is in the area of professional development- training and education.   This area will be a focus for us going forward, along with communication and information delivery, including our new website which should be live within the next 90 days.  And we will provide an engaging experience for our volunteers”
Opinante recognized the efforts of Sophia Phillips as past Chairperson.  “She has been one of the most dedicated and determined Chairs this Association has seen.  I certainly owe her a debt of gratitude for her leadership and hope to continue to expand upon the educational efforts that were so important to her.” 
James Drewey, IMUA Membership & Nominating Committee Chair, announced the election of the Board of Director’s Class of 2015 which includes -

Pat Carroll – Gen Re
Richard Pye – Zurich
Sharon Primerano – AGCS
Drew McCormack – Chartis
Bruce S. Jervis – ACE North America Property

Also re-elected at the Annual Meeting was Kevin O’Brien and Lillian Colson - the Association’s President and CEO and Vice President and Secretary respectively.
IMUA is the national association for the commercial inland marine insurance industry.  IMUA serves as the voice of its member companies representing over 90 percent of all commercial inland marine insurers. The Association provides its members with comprehensive training and educational programs, including research papers and bulletins, industry analysis and seminars. IMUA was founded in 1930.

 
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

HCI Capital Renamed Ernst Russ AG

A vote was passed at the ordinary shareholders’ meeting of HCI Capital AG yesterday to change the company’s name to Ernst Russ AG. The Executive Board and Supervisory

CMA CGM to use Kingston As Transshipment Hub

French shipping giant CMA CGM plans to use Kingston Container Terminal,  Jamaica as a strategic Caribbean transshipment hub for an enlarged Panama Canal. The Port connects to US East Coast,

Conrad Shipyard Forms LNG Business Unit

Conrad Shipyard has formed a new business unit focused on LNG projects.   Conrad, builder of North America’s first LNG bunker barge scheduled for 2017 delivery,

Finance

VEB Guarantees $3 Bln of Yamal LNG Debt

Russian development bank VEB said on Friday it had provided a guarantee for $3 billion of debt to the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, led by Russian gas firm Novatek.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs after 3 Weeks of Additions

U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for a 20th week this year after three weeks of additions, according to a closely followed report on Friday, as crude prices

World Stocks Tumble as Britain Votes for EU Exit

Global capital markets reeled on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, with $2 trillion in value wiped from equity bourses worldwide, while money

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1126 sec (9 req/sec)