KATHERINE PAJOR 1The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know Katherine Pajor!

Before MHG

Katherine was born in Budapest, Hungary.  At the age of 10, she, with her family, left then-communist Hungary to emigrate to the United States.  She sympathizes with refugees, since she herself was one for 6 months in an Italian refugee camp while awaiting her admittance to the US.  New York City became her new home during her formative years.

Katherine graduated from Baruch College of CUNY with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.  She has an extensive background in her field, with work experience in several different industries in companies both large and small.  These were in hospitality and travel, manufacturing and now insurance.

In addition to accounting, Katherine also has experience in real estate. While on a career leave to raise children, got a realtor’s license.

MHG Timeline

Katherine was hired in September of 2012 as a Senior Accountant. She was later promoted to Controller in August of 2014 which is the position she currently holds today. Since joining MHG, Katherine has been a key member of the company, and has helped MHG achieve numerous goals.

Personal

A mother of three, Katherine comes from a very close knit family who believe in integrity, personal accountability, and keeping it real, which coincides with one of her favorite sayings, “Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” She also loves humor and sarcasm. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys catching up on the latest TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and Ray Donovan.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

Let's get to know MHG's Controller, Katherine Pajor!

MHG 25 Logo FinalIn case you haven’t heard, MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Can you remember when you turned 25? You probably felt like time had flown by, and yet you were still ready to take on the world, which is exactly how we feel! A lot goes into a business achieving and maintaining success, so this year we are toasting to 25 years of excellence. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, so join us for a stroll down memory lane as we remember how MHG first began, where we are today, and the next 25 years. After all, you can’t know where you are going until you recall where you have been.

Company History

MHG was launched in 1991 in Miami, Florida when founders Andrew Dudzinski and John Haagensen saw that due to industry growth and ensuing competitive pressures, cruise lines needed new ways to attract and retain their officers and crew. Andrew, with particular expertise in expatriate insurance programs and John, a former seafarer and practicing insurance agent, saw the solution in creating and providing customized marine employee benefit plans. Andrew and John combined their extensive experience and contacts to convince the industry that marine crew are better motivated, remain more loyal, and work more safely when a benefit plan is provided as part of an employment package. While hesitant at first, the cruise lines listened and soon benefit plans were implemented by many lines and in due course by other marine industry sectors, such as luxury yachts and commercial shipping. As a result, a growing number of marine crew and their families are now able to enjoy the benefits of health, disability and life insurance plans and at the same time, marine industry employers have gained new and valuable attraction and retention incentives.

MHG Insurance Brokers is now recognized in the marine industry as a unique resource for developing innovative crew insurance programs for the world’s leading cruise lines, prestigious luxury yachts and other shipping and marine businesses around the globe. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, MHG has offices and representation in the Isle of Man, London, Hamburg, Monaco and Houston to better serve clients and support the continued development, acquisition and servicing of marine clients on both sides of the Atlantic.

Throughout the years, MHG has seen fit to expand its portfolio of products outside the marine industry but has always remained focused on its core business in providing crew insurance advice and solutions for vessel owners, operators, management companies, captains and crew worldwide. Today, MHG counts as its clients a total of 18 cruise lines, representing some 40% of the most prominent lines and more than 450 luxury yachts, including 20% of the world’s 200 largest yachts.

The Next 25 Years

While MHG has successfully introduced and encouraged the industry to adopt customized benefits for people working at sea, our work is not done. MHG will continue to be at the forefront of developing and implementing a full range of innovative benefit and welfare incentives and risk management solutions, all designed specifically for the marine industry and making the industry a better place to work and live.

Let’s raise a glass to the next 25!

Here at MHG Insurance Brokers, we offer a variety of different insurance solutions for many areas of business. From yacht crew insurance, to general liability and marine general liability coverage, individual and group health insurance, even life insurance, we offer a number of products to cover you, your family, or business. To see some advice directly from our team of insurance professionals, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would It Be?” If you are interested in purchasing marine crew insurance, contact us at mhginsurance.com or call us at +1 954 828 1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668. Our insurance specialists have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the best coverage for your budget, and can also assist you with any insurance questions you may have.

In case you haven’t heard, MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Can you remember when you turned 25 years old?

SHEREE LYNCHThe bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know the person that runs the show at our Fort Lauderdale office, Sheree Lynch!

Before MHG

Sheree worked in the cruise industry for many years before joining MHG. She served on board ships and was one of the first few female Hotel Directors on board Princess Cruises vessels.  After finishing her career at sea, Sheree began shore side management for two cruise lines where she was responsible for the onboard hotel operation.

At one point Sheree also was the co-owner and co-proprietor of The Manor Hotel. The Manor Hotel was a sixteenth century manor house, situated in West Bexington which is a small village about 400m from the most western point of Chesil Beach in Dorset. Chesil Beach is part of the 95 English mile coastline known as the Jurassic Coast.  Abbotsbury is a neighbouring village to West Bexington and world famous for its swannery which supplies quills to Lloyds of London.

MHG Timeline

Sheree joined MHG in 2006 as Director, Cruise Division. Due to her extensive and illustrious career in the cruise industry, this position was perfectly suited for her. She played a key part the growth of MHG’s Cruise Division, and held that title until April 2014 when she was promoted to Director, Operations which is the position she currently holds today.

Interests

Sheree enjoys working out in her off time by doing Pilates, TRX and walking on Fort Lauderdale beach. Originally from England, she is also a keen rugby supporter and a huge fan of Harlequins and the England National rugby team. Sheree also supports various veterans, children’s, and animal charities such as ASPCA.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

It's time for you to get to know the people that make MHG Insurance Brokers so great!

SANDRA HEMINGER 2The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know Sandra Heminger!

Before MHG

Prior to working for MHG, Sandra was the Personal Lines Manager for Bateman, Gordon and Sands, and prior to that was the Agency Operation Manager for People’s Trust. Her prior work experience in commercial and personal lines sales and underwriting made her a top candidate for MHG.

Sandra’s MHG Timeline

Sandra started at MHG in June of 2015 as an Account Executive in the Property and Casualty Division, and did not take long to become a key member of the MHG team. In September she was promoted to Broker which is her current title. When asked about her favorite part of the job, her response was, “My favorite part of my job is showing people different ways to manage their business’s risk exposures.  I like helping them find solutions and helping them solve problems.”

Community Involvement

Sandra has always been involved in rescuing animals, and has rescued three Thoroughbred horses this year alone. She is very dedicated to bringing awareness to the abuse of animals, especially in the South Florida area. She also volunteers with Abandoned Dogs Project in the Redlands which helps to feed and rescue dogs that are dumped there by their owners. She and her husband also volunteer as foster parents for A Way For A Stray, which is a local rescue that takes on some of the most difficult dogs that need medical and behavioral rehab. Lastly, Sandra is also a big supporter of HiCaliber Horse Rescue, who save horse from being shipped to slaughter in Mexico.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Sandra mainly spends time with her family and their seven horses. She has been rescuing horses with her sister since they were kids. She and her husband also enjoy boating and fishing.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

It's MHG's 25 th Anniversary, which means you should get to know us!

JW HAAGENSEN 1The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know one of MHG’s longest tenured employees, JW Haagensen!

Before MHG

Prior to working at MHG, JW worked at a turbine engine part manufacturing facility while waiting to attend motorcycle mechanic school. After September 11th, there were cutbacks and he was eventually laid off. Just around that time JW’s father, John Haagensen, founder and MHG President, asked JW to come and work for him. Thirteen years later, JW is one of MHG’s most experienced sales associates.

JW’s MHG Timeline

JW started at MHG on January 1st, 2003. His first position was Sales and Marketing Associate. At that time, there wasn’t a Marketing Department or the Sales Team that MHG currently has, so in essence JW was a one man show before the company grew and expanded into new ventures requiring them to bolster their staff. Over the years JW has changed titles several times however he has been doing individual sales for the past 13+ years. His current title is Account Executive, Inside Sales. He is in charge of MHG’s inside sales and works with yacht captains, crew members, contractors, concessionaires, individuals, and families.

Personal Interests

JW has several hobbies including boating, cars, and of course motorcycles. He loves being out on the water and cruising around town. He is also an animal lover and regularly helps an animal farm and orphanage in South Miami with his girlfriend, Jeannie.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

It's our 25th anniversary, which makes it a perfect time for you to get to know the MHG team!

jeremy1The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know Jeremy Scarlett, Marketing Associate!

Jeremy’s MHG Timeline

Jeremy has been with MHG for 2 years. Hired in September 2014 fresh out of the University of Central Florida, he started out as an intern in our marketing department. As a recent graduate, Jeremy quickly became a valuable member to the MHG team due to his ambition, work ethic, and fresh knowledge and thus was offered a permanent position which is the title he holds today. Some of his responsibilities include managing MHG’s online presence including our social media pages, assisting in event planning, and is involved in a number of marketing projects. Although his career is young, the future looks bright for Jeremy, and we look forward to being a part of it!

Community Involvement

Community service has been important to Jeremy dating back to his college days, as he was a regular volunteer at Junior Achievement of Central Florida where he taught business classes to middle schoolers, and the Young Men’s Leadership Program where he was a student mentor. Today he is involved with Kids in Distress, Inc. (KID) and the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) which are two organizations that are important to many of MHG’s employees.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

Get to know our Marketing Associate, Jeremy Scarlett.

kriss2The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know the Operations Assistant in our Isle of Man office, Kriss Lane.

Before Joining MHG

Before joining MHG, Kriss had various jobs, most recently a department manager at Tesco Supermarket. Prior to being a department manager, Kriss spent seven years as an office manager at a financial advisor institution.

Kriss’s MHG Timeline

Kriss joined MHG in 2014 as an Operations Assistant. His experience as a manager, especially within the finance sector, helped him in making the transition to insurance and made it easy to understand the industry since the finance and insurance industries are quite similar. When asked about working for MHG, Kriss responded saying “I enjoy my time in the office working for MHG. We have a great, friendly team here and our relationship with the Hamburg and Florida offices is quite unique, in the best way possible.”

Interesting Facts

Kriss moved to the Isle of Man in 2000 with his wife Cathy, who is also our Director of Operations in the Isle of Man office. He is an avid fan of music and film and has some experience behind the camera as a make-up effects artist, which came about from his love of all things Sci-Fi & horror. Another very cool nugget about Kriss is that he plays guitar in a local cover band named Fugue State, which was inspired by the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

Community Involvement

Kriss has participated in various charity events around the island, the most recent being during this year’s Isle of Man T.T. Festival where he along with others took part in an all day concert that raised over £10,000 for local charities.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

Let’s get to know the Operations Assistant in our Isle of Man office, Kriss Lane.

StaffPhotos-ClaytonThe bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know someone who is always out and about. Clayton Swart, Manager, Business Development!

Prior to Joining MHG

Originally from Durban, South Africa, Clayton attended Varsity College where he studied marketing. Upon completing his studies, Clayton moved across the Atlantic Ocean to sunny South Florida in 2001 where he began working on yachts. After a short and fulfilling career as being a yacht crew member, Clayton decided it was time to transition to a position on shore and put his marketing background to good use as he began selling yachts for a top yacht broker.

Clayton’s MHG Timeline

Clayton joined MHG in March 2013 as a Business Development Manager for the Luxury Yacht Division. Clayton’s extensive first-hand experience in the yachting industry helps him to decipher what exactly yacht crew members need in an insurance plan. Today, Clayton continues to sell yacht crew insurance in addition to U.S. life and health insurance.

Interesting Facts

Working onboard a yacht, Clayton has sailed around the world, catered to a number of celebrities, and even met his wife Aran. He is always out and about visiting clients, traveling to boat shows, or attending local events. He is famous for his colorful pant collection which are often the talk of any event he is attending. Also, being from South Africa, he is a die-hard rugby fan and huge Springbok supporter.

Community Involvement

Clayton is currently a board member of the U.S. Superyacht Association, and was an integral part of developing USSA’s SET Plan. He is also a supporter and regularly attends events for the Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) and the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC).

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us! Meet Clayton Swart, Manager, Business Development!

Joanna1The bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know Joanna Drysdale, Manager, Underwriting Services.

Before MHG

Before joining MHG, Joanna worked at a local general insurance broker for eight years where she learned the skills of patience and diplomacy.

Joanna’s MHG Timeline

Joanna joined MHG in 2011 as International Insurance Specialist. [JD2] She claims that working for MHG has changed her life and helped her to learn how important it is to have a happy work culture. Joanna now holds the position of Manager, Underwriting Services and when asked how she now feels about her employer, her response was “I genuinely love our team and MHG’s corporate ethos!”

Interests

Joanna is a vegan, and loves to cook and discover new cuisines, however her favourite right now happens to be Lebanese and other Middle Eastern dishes. Joanna loves walking her dog on the beautiful Isle of Man beaches, reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. Joanna also happens to play the flute in the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra. She spends quite a bit of time reading up on current affairs and politics and loves listening to non-fiction podcasts like Radiolab and the BBC’s “From Our Own Correspondent”. Oh, and if you are curious to know what kind of music she likes, she loves Ben Folds, the Dixie Chicks, and Stevie Wonder!

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which means it's a perfect time to reflect. What better way to do that then getting to know our team!

Mark Bononi - high resThe bottles are popping! The champagne is flowing! The confetti is falling! MHG is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, which means it is time to get this party started!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. Reaching this milestone is no small feat, and makes it a perfect time to look back and do some reflecting. What better way to do that than by giving some insight into the history of MHG and its employees?

A lot goes into a business lasting 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

So, let’s get to know the Director of our Luxury Yacht Division, Mark Bononi!

Mark’s MHG Timeline

Mark has been with MHG for almost 11 years. Hired in June 2005, his first position at MHG was as Account Assistant in the Cruise Division. Within a few months, he transitioned to the same position in the Luxury Yacht Division. After proving to be a valuable member of the team by going above and beyond for clients, Mark was promoted to Director of the Luxury Yacht Division, which is the position he still holds today.

The Luxury Yacht Division has experienced a great deal of success under Mark’s leadership. Today, MHG insures 5 times as many yachts than when Mark originally took over several years ago. This includes over 20% of the top 200 largest yachts in the world!

Community Involvement

One of Mark’s many passions is community involvement. He is a regular volunteer at several charity and community events. We can also thank him for the Spin-a-thon, as he played a key role in helping organize the event which raises money for the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. Other organizations he continues to be involved with are Kids in Distress and Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center. His strong work ethic and his passion for charity and the community is one of the many reasons Mark is well respected in the marine industry and within local businesses.

Mark was elected to USSA board of directors as membership chairman and served 6 years. Other organizations he has been associated with include International Superyacht Society, Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Marine Industry Association of South Florida, and the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club.

Service

Mark is committed to customer service, and has continued to make sure clients receive the highest level of support. He is an amazing advocate for crew and is insistent on helping clients through claims. He also is passionate about educating on health insurance, which includes weekly appearances at yacht crew training schools.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all of your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

MHG is celebrating it's 25th anniversary! It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!