Posted on 19 October 2015

The marine insurance industry has announced the winner of the 2015 American Marine Claims Award, Shawn Kucharski, CPCU, ARM, AMIM, President, Falvey Yacht Insurance.

Mr. Kucharski is President, Falvey Yacht Insurance.  He is a 1995 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and earned an MBA at New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2001.  Mr. Kucharski began his career as an Assistant Risk Manager at OSG Ship Management in 1996 and later worked both in Claims and as an AVP/Account Manager at Marsh and as Vice President, Account Manager at Willis Marine before working for Falvey Yacht in 2010.

This is the third year of the American Marine Claims Award which is presented by the marine insurance industry. The award is supported by the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU), the Inland Marine Underwrites Association (IMUA), the International Marine Claims Conference (IMCC), the Marine and Insurance Claims Association (MICA.), the Association of Average Adjusters of the United States and Canada and the Marine Claims and Recovery Forum. The award was developed to highlight the contributions of dedicated marine insurance professionals and further enhance the development of their careers. The winner receives a cash award and a stipend for attendance at the International Marine Claims Conference held in Dublin, Ireland. The winning essay and specific educational requirements for the award can be found on the AIMU website http://www.aimu.org/american-marine-claims-award.html

Congratulations to Mr. Shawn Kucharski on this well-deserved honor!