IMU Welcomes Hickey and Kirkpatrick; Announces Nittolo’s retirement and Appoints Hellebush Product Line Officer
May 20, 2020

At International Marine Underwriters (IMU), our people are our strongest asset, so we are always excited to welcome new talent and to offer our heartfelt thanks when long-time colleagues announce plans to step away from their roles. Today we have several such organizational announcements to share.

Welcome Patrick Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick
We are pleased to welcome Pat Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick to the IMU team, both beginning June 1.

  • Pat brings us 20+ years of marine experience and will join IMU’s Michelle O’Donovan as a Cargo Product Line Officer, reporting to IMU President, Bob Gallagher. Michelle and Pat will jointly oversee Cargo business across North America. Additionally, Pat will contribute to ocean marine operations in Canada. Prior to joining IMU, Pat held varied marine leadership roles, most recently at Aspen Insurance and previously at Zurich, AIG and Great American.
  • Beth will join our North Pacific Regional team in Seattle as Assistant Manager, reporting to Regional President Dawn Dulay. In her new role, she will work with the regional staff on the production and underwriting of Hull, Liability, and Cargo risks. Beth has been exclusively focused on the marine market for 17 years, having previously worked at Crum &Forster, Marsh and AIG.

Please join us in welcoming both Pat and Beth to the IMU team!

Elizabeth Nittolo Retiring; Sam Hellebush Appointed Product Line Officer

After 11+ years with us, our friend and colleague Liz Nittolo will be retiring at the end of July. Over the years Liz has worked in various roles out of our New York City office, most recently as a Product Line Officer for Hull & Liability. She has also supported our marketing efforts and has been active in the marine insurance education community, frequently facilitating seminars and representing IMU at industry conferences. Thank you Liz for your many years of dedication, we wish you all the best in retirement!

Sam Hellebush will succeed Liz as Product Line Officer upon her departure, and will jointly oversee our Hull and Liability products with Bill Luce. Sam joined IMU in 2013 as a Marine Specialist and is also based out of New York City.  You can contact Sam at 212.440.6565 or shellebush@imu.com

Congratulations Liz and Sam!