Marine Insurance Issues Seminar

Thursday 13 May 2021, 11:00am - 04:30pm

Remote option only

Unmasking Marine Insurance

The seminar is offered every other year to share important marine insurance issues that affects the industry.

Time: 11:00AM – 4:30PM 

Registration Fee:  $80 (member) / $160 (nonmember)  

Continuing Education Credits: 
NAMS: 5 Credits; SAMS: 5 Credits

State Insurance Departments:
Approved for 5 CE credits in NY, TX, RI, CA and WA; Applying for credits in NJ, FL



Kaity Sansone - Chair  Gen Re
Dennis Smith - Vice Chair Guy Carpenter
Nathan Ahart RLI Insuranace Co
Will Aikman Guy Carpenter
Danielle Cox Aon
Zachary Cushman Travelers
Summer Graziano Marsh
Chris Hill Beazley Group
Angela Nolan Canopius
Matt Puzio Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers
Courtney Scott The Hartford
Gaby Staniszewski Zurich North America


11am Welcome and Opening Remarks John Miklus
John Miklus
, President, AIMU

Kaity Sansone
Kaity Sansone, Gen Re

11:05am - 11:50am Behind the Scenes: Covid-19 from Maritime Points of View
A look behind the scenes of COVID-19 from various maritime points of view. Panelists will discuss considerations, lessons learned, and potential upsides of an unprecedented year.
Molly McCafferty
Molly McCafferty, 
Claims Director, Americas –The American Club

William Nugent
William Nugent, Vice President, Head of Ship Operations – International Seaways

Jim Quackenbos, Marine surveyor & Managing member – Qubed Ltd.
12:00pm - 12:50pm Maritime Casualty Response: Protecting Lives, Property, and the Environment
An overview of the maritime casualty response industry from the principles of its foundation to contracting options and response influences.  
Peter Robinson
Peter Robinson
, Commercial Manager, Resolve Marine Group
12:50pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break  
1:30pm - 2:20pm Containers Overboard
Discussion on recent containership losses, causes and solutions, risk management, and recovery concerns.
Ivo Knobloch
Capt. Ivo Knobloch
, CSL Global

Michael Hird 2
Michael Hird
, Director - WKW Recoveries
2:30pm - 3:20pm Emerging Technologies 
Offshore Wind - an inside look at the full suite of marine and landside logistics services that support the ever-growing Offshore Wind sector,  coverage of offshore construction, logistics and more from a marine perspective, including new vessel designs and alternative fuels.

Space and Satellite Technology – Technology companies like Skytek are combining satellite geolocation with predictive analytics, allowing the industry to understand their portfolios, reduce risk and improve compliance, whether at sea, in port or on offshore installations. Case studies will include recent events in the maritime industry and display the power of real time data.
Followed by Q&A.

Jeff Andreini
Jeff Andreini,
 Vice President of New Energy Services, Crowley Marine Services

Sarah Bourke
Dr. Sarah Bourke
, Chief Executive and Co-founder, Skytek

3:30pm - 4:20pm Marine Leadership Panel
Leadership panel will focus on challenges faced by their respective businesses and industry overall, opportunities and keys to success. Interactive session that will feature facilitated questions and audience Q&A. 
Charles Pugliese
Charlie Pugliese
, National Practice Leader & Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers

Karen Griswold
Karen Griswold
, Senior Vice President, Chubb

James Thielebeule
James Thielebeule
, Senior Vice President, Sompo International Insurance

Jamie Nawojchik
Jamie Nawojchik, Head of Marine and US Energy Property, Zurich North America

Moderator: Brian Stroop, Guy Carpenter
4:20pm -
Closing Remarks

John Miklus, President, AIMU

 Event to include engagement prizes.

Refunds/Cancellations/Substitutions: Refund requests will be honored if received at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start date. Cancellations received after the refund deadline and "no shows" are subject to the full registration fees. Substitutions may be made by notifying AIMU via email. Please contact Elvira Rodin at

Location  Virtual

Contact Elvira Rodin at

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 2021 Marine Insurance Issues Seminar




St. John's School Risk of Management Student

United States Merchant Marine Academy Student

SUNY Maritime College Student