INLAND MARINE UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION
For Immediate Release
PETER OPINANTE TO ASSUME CHAIR OF IMUA
New York, NY, February 16, 2012 – Kevin O’Brien, President & CEO, of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA), announced today that the Board of Directors, at its recent meeting, has voted Peter Opinante to assume the Chairmanship of the Board. Mr. Opinante, who served as Deputy Chair, fills the seat vacated by Sophia Philips who recently tendered her resignation for personal reasons.
Mr. Opinante, who was scheduled to assume the Chairmanship at the IMUA’s upcoming Annual meeting this May in San Diego, CA, will now serve for an additional four months.
The Board also voted that Michelle Hoehn, Travelers Group, to serve as Deputy Chairperson and Bill Rosa, XL Group, to serve as Vice Chairman.
In making the announcement, Mr. O’Brien said, “I want to thank Sophia for all her diligence and hard work in serving the IMUA. We also welcome Peter Opinante, who is no stranger to our Board of Directors. Over the years, he has served in a number of key positions and has been instrumental in the creation of our new strategic planning effort.”
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.
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