The Association of Average Adjusters of the United States and Canada, incorporated in 2011, traces its roots to the formation of the Association of Average Adjusters of the United States in 1879 and the Association of Average Adjusters of Canada in 1967. Its purpose is to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of Average Adjusting, and to promote correct principles in the adjustment of marine hull claims and uniformity of practice among Average Adjusters. The Association's membership includes practicing Average Adjusters, Maritime Lawyers and members of the Judiciary, Vessel Owners, Marine Underwriters and Brokers, and other maritime professionals from around the world.
The Association is very pleased to sponsor, along with the Marine Insurance and Claims Association, Marine Claims & Recovery Forum, International Marine Claims Conference, American Institute of Marine Underwriters and the Inland Marine Underwriters Association, the AMERICAN MARINE CLAIMS AWARD, presented to a candidate who successfully completes certain education requirements and writes a winning essay on a significant industry issue or development. The winner receives a cash award of $2,000 and paid expenses up to $2,000 towards attendance to the International Marine Claims Conference held each September in Dublin, Ireland; a plaque recognizing their achievements; and a guest invitation to each participating associations annual dinner event. The 2014 essay topic was
Identify a current claims issue, industry development, or court case that is having, or will have, a significant effect on inland or ocean marine claims handling. Explain why and how the issue, development, or case will affect claims, and propose a strategy for dealing with the issue, development, or case to the advantage of all stakeholders, including insurers, policyholders, claimants, and society.
and the winner was Noah Klein of Travelers' Houston office, whose bio and winning essay can be found on the AIMU website.
The 2015 contest application can be downloaded here.
We welcome all your comments and suggestions. Please use the form you will find on our 'Contact us' page or write to our Secretary, Eileen M. Fellin, at 126 Midwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA.
- Chairman - Brian Sales (2016-2017)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Tony Brain - (2014-2017) Chair
- Brian Fuller - (2014-2017)
- Ian Fraser - (2015-2018)
- Martin McCluney - (2015-2018)
- William Shult - (2016-2019)
- Harald Brodgesell - (2016-2019)
- James McDonald - (2015-2017) Chair
- Dave Hornish - (2014-2017)
- Maurice Gesner - (2015-2018)
- Donald Moore - (2015-2018)
- Carolyn O'Connor - (2016-2019)
- Elizabeth Sornatale - (2016-2019)