The Board of Directors of AIMU have established a program to acknowledge significant individual contributions to the U.S. Ocean Marine industry particularly those supporting AIMU and its goals. Contributions to be considered for eligibility of this award may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Service on AIMU Technical Committee(s) and / or Officer of AIMU;
  • Instructor or Presenter for AIMU Courses and / or Webinars;
  • Instructor for St. John’s (formerly College of Insurance) Marine Insurance Courses;
  • Service as Chair and/or Committee member for the AIMU Seminar or Insurance Day;
  • Service as Chair and/or Committee member for IUMI Conference Planning Committee when hosted in US;
  • Service as contributor to AMIM 121 – Ocean Marine Insurance Program as instructor, exam grader (prior to automated exams), course materials (textbook / workbook), etc.,
  • Service on an IUMI Technical Committee and / or Executive Committee; and,
  • Authorship of articles and public speaking promoting the US Marine Insurance Market and Industries we serve as well as driving thought leadership.

Nominees shall have been employed, at present or previously, by an AIMU member company. The nomination should identify what those contributions have been, with research support from AIMU staff, if necessary.  The Management Committee of AIMU is responsible for voting and selecting recipients each year. Ideally, one or two awards should be presented annually although circumstances may warrant deviation from this number to be agree by Management Committee.

A plaque, designated as the AIMU Distinguished Service Award, will be presented at the annual general meeting.  A second plaque, whose purpose is to serve as an honor roll, will list all recipients.  This latter plaque will be maintained within the offices of AIMU and names of all award winners posted on the AIMU website.

  1. WINNERS

1991
Geoffrey C. Jones
George S. Zacharkow

1992
Harry S. Keefe
William R. Scarbrough

1993
Robert S. Lagattolla
Peter J. Egan

1994
Edward K. Carpenter
Richard C. Smith

1995
John J. Segreto

1996
Jean E. Knudsen
Peter A. Curzio

1997
Thomas M. Dincecco
Richard T. Yerian (BMUSF)*

1998
Joseph F. O'Doherty
Robert R. Savio

1999
Wallace Appelson
James M. McCarthy, Jr.

2000
Richard J. Decker
Raymond F. Marine
John K. Weber

2001
Daniel R. St. Jacques
Thomas J. Lynch

2002
Tim E. Donney
John Cecchi (BMUSF)*

2003
James J. McNamara
Sandra Inouye (BMUSF)*

2004
Robert C. Gallagher
Richard G. Roenbeck

2005
Scott M. Beebe
Peter J. Scrobe

2006
Sean M. Dalton
Barry Tarnef

2007
George H. Boothby

Robert V. Comegys
Raymond P. Hayden

2008
Michael I. Jacobs
Brian V. Wood

2009
Andy Garger
Nancy Zachariades

2010
Michelle O'Donovan
Jess B. Millikan

2011
Brian Murphy
Kord E. Spielmann
Michael Csorba

2012
Allan Saunders
Kevin M. Meller

2013
Stephen W. Gillen
Stephen V. Rible

2014
Robert V. Huffert

2015
Richard DeSimone

2016
Elizabeth Nittolo

2017
Sherman Drew

2018
Les Bogdan

 
Nomination Form (download)  

* Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco, Inc.

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