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Maritime Program Group announces personnel moves

Alison Kelly

Alison Kelly

Maritime Program Group Inc. said it has promoted Alison Kelly to chief underwriting officer and hired Matthew Roper as manager of the commercial recreational marine program.

The company said Kelly, partner and branch manager for Connecticut-based MPG’s Atlanta office, will work with the company’s program managers and carrier partners to ensure a consistent approach across business units and will work to cultivate product innovation and execution.

Kelly has more than 30 years of experience creating and managing recreational, ocean and inland marine programs.

Matthew Roper

Matthew Roper

Roper assumes responsibility for the growth, development and profitability of MPG's core recreational marine portfolio. The company said he brings extensive knowledge in the underwriting of marinas, boat dealers, boatbuilders and marine manufacturers.

Roper comes to MPG from Chubb, where he spent the past six years as a senior underwriter in its Recreational Marine Facilities division. Before that he was a marine underwriter at Acadia.

Maritime Program Group is a program administrator that provides marine insurance products and underwriting services to its U.S. broker network.

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