Dana Downes & Shari Trefil Join Maritime Program Group

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Maritime Program Group makes a significant move towards expanding their Recreationl Marine programs by adding two new employees, Dana Downes and Shari Trefil.

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I am excited to have these two very talented individuals join MPG as it furthers our commitment to building the most talented team of underwriters in the marine insurance industry”, said Christopher Pesce, President of Maritime Program Group.

Maritime Program Group (MPG) announced a significant expansion and restructure of their Recreational Marine division with the additional of two very talented new crew members, Dana Downes and Shari Trefil.

As the Vice President of MPG’s Recreational Marine division, Dana assumes the overall responsibilities for all commercial recreational marine business written with New Hampshire Insurance Company, North American Specialty and Chubb. Dana's experience in recreational marine underwriting dates back to the late 80's when he was a Regional Manager for the New Hampshire Insurance Company. In 1990, Dana helped found and run Marine MGA’s North American Specialty recreational marine program, where he stayed until 2010. Most recently Dana was the Director of Marine for the Hanover Insurance Group. Dana will be based out of Manchester, NH.

Shari brings with her 23 years of experience in the insurance industry, mostly having managed retail and wholesale recreational marine departments. As a Sr. Broker for MPG, Shari will work with new and existing broker relationships to cross sell MPG's products and to access markets for risks that fall outside the appetite of MPG's in-house programs. We're very excited to have Shari's brokerage expertise put to work for our producer partners. Shari will be based out of Stuart, FL.

“I am excited to have these two very talented individuals join MPG as it furthers our commitment to building the most talented team of underwriters in the marine insurance industry”, said Christopher Pesce, President of Maritime Program Group.

Maritime Program Group (MPG) is a Program Administrator providing a full range of marine insurance products and underwriting services to its broker network throughout the Unites States. MPG specializes in protecting all types of marine-related assets across every category of marine risks, including Recreational Marine, Inland Marine, and Ocean Marine. Through its Private Client Services the company serves the individual insurance needs of high net worth clients. MPG also has a wholesale brokerage facility to place Ocean Marine risks that might otherwise not fit their in-house underwriting programs. MPGs nearly 60 employees are strategically located in offices nationwide, with primary offices in Westbrook, CT and Manchester, NH. For more information about Maritime Program Group visit http://www.maritimepg.com or call 800.366.8086 Ext. 1658.

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