May 23, 2018
Broomfield, CO (May 23, 2018)- ICAT Vice President of Commercial Underwriting, Pete Opinante, received the prestigious Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Pete was recognized for his notable contributions to the IMUA underwriting community since 1994.
Pete has played a crucial role in shaping the direction and growth of the association. Pete was selected to serve on the IMUA national board of directors in 1998, and in 2008, was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. In 2011, Pete’s leadership was instrumental in recruiting a new President and CEO for IMUA.
“This is a well-deserved recognition of Pete’s continued contributions to IMUA, ICAT and the industry in general. This award is indicative of Pete’s passion, drive and experience in the industry. Congratulations, Pete.” said Ashleigh Cashman, Chief Underwriting Officer at ICAT.
Pete joined ICAT in July of 2017 and has been instrumental in refining ICAT’s strategic product development and building strong carrier relationships externally to further enhance and expand ICAT’s footprint.
Before ICAT, Pete served as Vice President of Product Underwriting for Zurich North America, where he was accountable for the property line of business. And prior to joining Zurich, Pete was Senior Vice President with Swiss Re focused on managing the North American property portfolio, including complex catastrophe-exposed accounts.
ICAT was founded in 1998 with the goal of helping homeowners and business owners in hurricane- and earthquake-prone regions of the United States recover from natural disasters. Business is produced in partnership with select retail agents and wholesale brokers. Boulder Claims, a subsidiary of ICAT, has successfully managed more than 29,000 catastrophe claims since its founding in 2005, including those from Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Katrina, Dolly, Ike, Isaac, Sandy, Harvey and Irma. For more information, visit www.icat.com.