PrincipalPrior to joining Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance, Tony served in progressive underwriting roles during his 14 years at Water Quality Insurance Syndicate, most recently as Assistant VP and Underwriting Manager. He co-developed company premium ratings, new product lines, and efficiency plans. Tony also helped integrate underwriting software programs, and worked alongside Russ Brown during the company's record growth. Tony's deep understanding of customer needs and extensive industry relationships enable him to guide Safe Harbor clients to the best programs available in the market, backed by an unparalleled level of service. He holds an Ocean Marine Insurance Certificate from the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, and is a Certified Marine Insurance Professional from the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies.
PrincipalWith 16 years of underwriting experience and a degree in Marine Transportation, Russ utilizes his vast industry knowledge to provide exemplary service to Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance clients. He holds a Master BA certificate from the University of Notre Dame-Mendoza College of Business, and most recently as Executive VP and Chief Underwriting Officer for Water Quality Insurance Syndicate helped lead the company to 5 years of historic growth. Russ also held VP positions with a claims accounting software and a COFR database company, and managed a worldwide network of spill response surveyors. Russ now employs his superior management skills to foster Safe Harbor's continued expansion in developing new product lines, maintaining premium ratings, and facilitating world-class service. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Marine Insurance Forum; retired from the US Navy Reserve as Commissioned Officer, Lieutenant; and holds a USCG Third Mates License, unlimited tonnage.
Vice PresidentSean brings 8 years of underwriting and claims experience to his new role at Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance. He previously served with Russ and Tony at Water Quality Insurance Syndicate as an Underwriter and Assistant Claims Manager. There he worked closely with clients for claims response, including coordinating surveyors. He also participated in legal strategy for the company, and was responsible for analyzing legal briefs. Sean's extensive industry relationships with brokers, assureds, surveyors, contractors and lawyers translate into providing superior underwriting products with exceptional service and claim handling capabilities for Safe Harbor clients. Sean graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, and holds a Certificate in Marine Liabilities from St. John's University.
Underwriting Operations ManagerJoan has been employed with Falvey Insurance Group for over 10 years. She began working in the finance department for the Falvey Cargo Underwriting division and joined Russ, Tony and Sean at Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance when it was established in 2013. She leads and oversees Safe Harbor’s team of underwriting assistants and manages the day to day operations of the company. She is responsible for the hiring, training and development of new staff and implements guidelines to meet the company’s standards of superior quality and high performance. Her extensive knowledge of the system and longstanding relationships with intercompany departments contribute to the exceptional customer service that Safe Harbor provides in the marine industry. Joan graduated from Rhode Island College with a BA in Education and also played soccer for the RIC Anchorwomen during her collegiate years.