Profiles in Risk – E140: Kevin O’Brien, CEO of The Inland Marine Underwriters Assoc (IMUA)

From the outside insurance seems like a monolith. The industry is really an ecosystem though. Products and business models for different lines of business are quite different from one another. Expertise in one line does not mean you have expertise in others, and so insurance professionals must spend an extensive amount of time highly focused in an area.

In this episode of Profiles in Risk, I spoke with Kevin O’Brien, President of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA). We discussed the benefits of a professional organization for inland marine professionals. Inland marine insurance is highly specialized, requiring its own training, underwriting, production and brokering. The IMUA facilitates all of these for these professionals.

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CONNECT WITH KEVIN O’BRIEN:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-o-brien-5832703/
IMUA Homepage: https://www.imua.org/
Annual Event: https://www.imua.org/ev_calendar_day.asp?date=5%2F19%2F19&eventid=2

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
The Beatles White Album: https://amzn.to/2E7WHkA
Inland Marine Designation (AMIM): http://bit.ly/2Nru59X 

BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY KEVIN:
The Builders Risk Book by Stephen Coombs: https://amzn.to/2Eclc01
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: https://amzn.to/2EtDafA
The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs: https://amzn.to/2XlwPKQ
Beneath the Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan: https://amzn.to/2EtpMIu

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About Nick Lamparelli

Nick Lamparelli is a 20+ year veteran of the insurance wars. He has a unique vantage point on the insurance industry. From selling home & auto insurance, helping companies with commercial insurance, to being an underwriter with an excess & surplus lines wholesaler to catastrophe modeling Nick has wide experience in the industry. Over past 10 years, Nick has been focused on the insurance analytics of natural catastrophes and big data. Nick serves as our Chief Evangelist.

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