Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day! OneBeacon offices will be closed tomorrow, July 3 in observance of the holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!
Thank you to all who joined our “Crime Coverage 101” webinar last week, hosted by OneBeacon Management Liability’s Nelson Kefauver and Brian Lester. We hope you enjoyed the event.
If you were unable to join the live webinar, or would like to review the information again, please enjoy this replay.
For more information on crime coverage and other management liability products and services, visit onebeaconml.com.
Please join us in welcoming Bennett Sell! Bennett is an actuarial intern out of the Plymouth office, and is from Stillwater, Minnesota. He attends the University of Minnesota Duluth and studies actuarial sciences. When asked “Why OneBeacon?” he said he’s drawn to the company because of the smaller work environment, welcoming colleagues and the unique insurance products. He’s looking forward to furthering his actuarial skills and building strong relationships. If he could go anywhere in the world, he’d travel to New Zealand for its surfing and wildlife. One of Bennett’s special talents is being blessed with the perfect pitch, meaning he can tell you which music note/chord is playing just by listening.
Please also welcome Liam Jackson! Liam is an IT intern out of our Salem office. He is from Roanoke, Virginia and attends Liberty College. He was attracted to OneBeacon for its image and the opportunity to be a part of a team. He’s hoping to gain both experience in the computer science field, and a greater understanding of what a positive office culture looks like (now virtual of course!). If he could go anywhere in the world, it would be Poland because of the abundance of culture and history. If Liam had to be shipwrecked with two items, it would be a soccer ball for activity, and a book (most likely the full Lord of the Rings set).
Best of luck to Bennett and Liam this summer!
We are pleased to share our latest Technology whitepaper titled, “Autonomous Vehicles: Why Drive When the Vehicle Drives You.”
The whitepaper, authored by OneBeacon’s Tushar Nandwana, provides an overview of the history of Autonomous Vehicle development, pros and cons of the technology as well as considerations for the future of the market.
More whitepapers can be found at onebeacontech.com/whitepapers.
We’re excited to have our interns join us remotely this summer. To get to know them better, we’re kicking off our second annual summer spotlight series introducing each of them with some fun facts, and what they’re looking forward to most this summer!
Please join us in welcoming Katie Long! Katie is an underwriting intern out of the Chicago office, who will be working with the Management Liability team. Katie is from Glen Ellyn, Illinois and attends Illinois Wesleyan University. Katie is eager to get hands-on experience that she can apply to both her education and post college career. She’s interested in pursuing a career in the insurance industry, and hopes to learn as much as she can this summer about underwriting, as well as make connections at OneBeacon. Outside of coursework, Katie’s hobbies are singing and playing the piano. She’s still very involved in music on campus and at home. If she could travel anywhere in the world, she would want to go to Spain. When asked what television show she last watched, she said Big Little Lies on HBO, and would highly recommend for anyone who has not seen it.
Please also welcome back Jacob Pawlowski! Jacob is an actuarial intern out of the Plymouth office, and it will be his second summer joining us. He will be a senior at Minnesota State University Moorhead, studying Actuarial Science and Criminal Justice. He’s eager to return to OneBeacon because of our company’s size, the people and the expertise we have in various industries. He’s also looking forward to learning more about the Government Risks business, and looks forward to continuing to build relationships with employees. Jacob’s hobbies include backpacking, camping and snowmobiling, as well as playing the bass, guitar, tuba and trombone.
Welcome Katie and Jacob!
Join OneBeacon Management Liability for a webinar on Crime & Fidelity coverage on Tuesday, June 23 at 11AM ET/ 10AM CT/ 9AM MT/ 8AM PT.
The 30 minute webinar, hosted by Management Liability President Nelson Kefauver and Assistant Vice President, Brian Lester, will discuss coverage basics, market data and answer your coverage questions.
Our hearts are broken over last week’s events, which took place not far from our U.S. corporate offices. The frustration and anger that George Floyd’s death has sparked is sadly all too familiar. We encourage everyone to dig deep and use the passion of this moment to consider how we can help address racism. Our corporate values include behaving with integrity, fairness and kindness, and respecting the diversity of our community. We stand united with the black community and committed to living our values and helping make a difference where we live and work. Let’s start the conversations, consider and accelerate change, and not disappoint the memory of George Floyd.
Our summer interns and new grads are starting in the coming weeks! Though times may be different due to COVID-19, we’re excited to have them join us virtually from their homes in Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Virginia. Our 14 interns will be working in the Actuarial, Audit, Finance, IT, Underwriting and Business Development fields alongside our teams of experts. Additionally, we’re welcoming four new grads to join our Actuarial and Underwriting teams full-time. We look forward to working with them and being a part of their career development. Please join us in welcoming OneBeacon’s newest additions!
At OneBeacon, our people are our strongest asset, so we are always excited to welcome new talent and to offer our heartfelt thanks when long-time colleagues announce plans to step away from their roles. Today we have several such organizational announcements to share from our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) team.
Welcome Patrick Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick
We are pleased to welcome Pat Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick to the IMU team, both beginning June 1.
- Pat brings us 20+ years of marine experience and will join IMU’s Michelle O’Donovan as a Cargo Product Line Officer, reporting to IMU President, Bob Gallagher. Michelle and Pat will jointly oversee Cargo business across North America. Additionally, Pat will contribute to ocean marine operations in Canada. Prior to joining IMU, Pat held varied marine leadership roles, most recently at Aspen Insurance and previously at Zurich, AIG and Great American.
- Beth will join our North Pacific Regional team in Seattle as Assistant Manager, reporting to Regional President Dawn Dulay. In her new role, she will work with the regional staff on the production and underwriting of Hull, Liability, and Cargo risks. Beth has been exclusively focused on the marine market for 17 years, having previously worked at Crum &Forster, Marsh and AIG.
Please join us in welcoming both Pat and Beth to the IMU team!
Elizabeth Nittolo Retiring; Sam Hellebush Appointed Product Line Officer
After 11+ years with us, our friend and colleague Liz Nittolo will be retiring at the end of July. Over the years Liz has worked in various roles out of our New York City office, most recently as a Product Line Officer for Hull & Liability. She has also supported our marketing efforts and has been active in the marine insurance education community, frequently facilitating seminars and representing IMU at industry conferences. Thank you Liz for your many years of dedication, we wish you all the best in retirement!
Sam Hellebush will succeed Liz as Product Line Officer upon her departure, and will jointly oversee our Hull and Liability products with Bill Luce. Sam joined IMU in 2013 as a Marine Specialist and is also based out of New York City. You can contact Sam at 212.440.6565 or email@example.com
Congratulations Liz and Sam!
At OneBeacon, we continue to try and find creative methods to stay connected during this unprecedented time of social distancing and remote work. Our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) and Technology teams have both recently come up with unique ways to stay connected and bring a little fun to their days.
Ever since our company transitioned to remote work, IMU’s North Pacific Region has had regular conference calls. Recently the team decided to upgrade those calls to FaceTime.
“It’s wonderful to see each other’s faces, and feel more connected than to just a phone speaker,” says IMU’s Lauren Dixon.
The team is also participating in a 30 day song challenge, where team members pick one song a day based on a unique daily category. Learning a bit more about everyone’s musical tastes and interests has brought some unique fun.
Pictured from top to bottom: Sara Farren, Dawn Dulay, Leilani Sinkula, Candice Yi, Lauren Dixon
Technology Shows Their Work
The Technology team recently decided to put their own spin on a remote work stations selfie contest. Participants were asked to take a selfie at their home “offices”– serious and/or silly. The winner, Pam Pearson, was chosen by a neutral judge (team member spouse) and received a prize in the mail.