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MPG Appoints New CUO and Head of Rec. Marine

Monday, November 27, 2017


For Immediate Release:

Maritime Program Group, Inc. of Westbrook, CT announces two important organizational changes with the promotion of Alison Kelly to CUO and the addition of Matthew Roper as Manager of Recreational Marine. 

Alison Kelly, Partner and Branch Manager for the MPG Atlanta office has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer with oversight over all of MPG's underwriting programs. In this role Alison will be working with MPG's Program Managers and carrier partners to ensure a consistent approach across business units and will work to cultivate product innovation and execution. Alison's 30+ year career creating and managing recreational, ocean and inland marine programs makes her well suited for this new role.

Matthew Roper, has joined MPG as Manager of the Commercial Recreational Marine program. As such, Matt assumes the responsibility for the growth, development and profitability of MPG's core recreational marine portfolio. Matt brings extensive knowledge in the underwriting of marinas, boat dealers, boat builders and marine manufacturers. Matt comes to MPG from Chubb where he spent the past 6 years as a Senior Underwriter in their Recreational Marine Facilities division and prior to that as an Marine Underwriter for Acadia.

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 United 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, MPG serves the individual insurance needs of high net worth clients, hard to place and coastal homeowners, standalone liability and excess flood. MPG’s nearly 70 employees service business with staff and facilities from locations in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Maine, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, California and Washington.  For more information about Maritime Program Group, visit or call 800.366.8086 Ext. 1658.

Media Contact: Damon Pesce, VP Business Development, Maritime Program Group (860) 399-3658