Congratulations to Dana Tufts and the A.W.G. Dewar team on NBOA Award!

NBOA_LogoA.W.G. Dewar’s Chairman, Dana Tufts, recently received an award from the National Business Officers Association for Outstanding Support of Independent Schools. This award is given to individuals who have generously supported independent schools and their business officers. Dana quickly noted that the recognition was truly a team effort and that he accepted on behalf of the entire Dewar team. By receiving this award, it shows that the Dewar team has done an exceptional job developing strong relationships with their clients in the independent school industry.

Dana and his team are proud to accept this award, as Dewar has been a supporter of NBOA since its inception. Congratulations!

Click here for full article on Dewar’s achievement.

Atlanta, Georgia You’re Invited: OneBeacon Product Fair, May 9

Atlanta partners! We are hosting a OneBeacon Product Fair on May 9, at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at the Perimeter Mall.

Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services and to meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Government Risks
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones

Have you spotted any drones flying around your community yet?  As the commercial use of drones increases, so do the risks and implications for public entities.

Learn more about how communities are using drones, the latest FAA regulations and the insurance implications your clients need to know about in this recent Independent Agent article,” What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones,” authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Bradley York.

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Celebrating Women in Insurance

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women’s contributions to society as well as to our industry. From underwriters to senior executives, a wide range of occupations within the insurance industry are held by women. According to the Insurance Information Institute, women accounted for nearly 60% of our industry’s workforce last year. We caught up with a few OneBeacon women who shared their experience working in insurance.

OneBeacon Accident Group President Lori Cernera says the industry has given her ample room to use her skills and foster collaborative teams. “I don’t identify as a woman in the insurance industry,” says Lori, “but rather as an insurance professional who has had the opportunity to stimulate career growth for my teammates and colleagues. It’s been a blast!”

Actuarial’s Holly High, a Predictive Modeling Specialist, says she is thankful to be a part of an industry that offers fantastic opportunities for women. “The industry has allowed me to utilize my skills and background to grow both personally and professionally,” added Holly.

Brenda Craig, who oversees OneBeacon Healthcare’s Medical Facilities & Senior Living Organization divisions, says her favorite part about working in insurance is introducing young people to the industry and watching them enjoy rewarding careers.

Though Women’s History Month is coming to a close, we are grateful year-round for women’s contributions – and commitment – to our industry!

Know a woman in insurance who’s inspired your career? Add your comments here.

Be Romantic – and Practical – this Valentine’s Day

Many will surprise their loved ones with special gifts this Valentine’s Day, including expensive jewelry. Purchasing engagement rings and other jewelry is a romantic gesture, but should also involve practical thinking. After purchasing that pricey piece, consider adding the additional gift of insurance coverage. While there is no way to insure the sentimental value of such a gift, having the right amount of insurance will provide financial protection, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). This Valentine’s Day, follow the I.I.I.’s steps to ensure adequate protection for the valuables of your loved ones.

OneBeacon Welcomes Joe Fitzgerald to Lead Entertainment Business

We are pleased to announce that Joe Fitzgerald has joined OneBeacon as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating & Underwriting Officer of OneBeacon Entertainment reporting to Jeff Richardson. In his new role, Joe will lead our entertainment business, working primarily out of our Los Angeles office. With 35 years of specialty experience, including more than 24 years focused exclusively on the entertainment segment, we are excited to welcome Joe to the team. For the past 10 years, he served as National Entertainment Manager at Chubb, and previously spent much of his career at other leading carriers managing all lines of film, theater, live entertainment and contingency risks.

OneBeacon Entertainment’s goal is to provide a compelling market for your entertainment risks that align to our capabilities, backed by the strength of OneBeacon Insurance Group. For more information on our entertainment products and team, please visit onebeaconentertainment.com.