× Our Expertise Employers Brokers Maritime Coverage Safety Resources Longshore Insider

Report A Claim News & Media About AEU Contact Us
Member Access
The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

ALMA Member Advisory Council

The ALMA Member Advisory Council is a group of forward-thinking ALMA members who help provide AEU a clear understanding of the unique challenges that members face. By serving as a voice for the entire ALMA membership, they help AEU align products and services with specific member needs - now, and in the future.

Since its inception in 2014, the ALMA Member Advisory Council has been instrumental in recommending new products and services that would benefit the membership, providing valuable input on AEU innovations such as AEU LEAD® and the Compass® dashboard, and advising on industry-wide concerns affecting members. 

All of this insight helps AEU to better prepare for the future and continue to ensure that “Here, members benefit."


Current Council Members

Steve Abernathy


Pacific Stevedoring/Gulf Stevedoring

Nichole DeGidio

Vice President, Human Resources

Global, A 1st Flagship Company 

Deron Eunice 

Safety Manager, Designated Person Ashore

Sause Bros., Inc. 

Jim Fletcher


Team Services

Steve Ganoe


St. Johns Ship Building, Inc.

Chuck Minton

Senior Vice President

JAG Industrial and Marine Services

Lee Nelson 


Upper River Services, LLC

Harry Nicholsen 

Chief Financial Officer

Mare Island Dry Dock, LLC

Craig Richey 

General Counsel 

Watco Companies, LLC

Tim Sargent 

Chief Financial Officer 

Rybovich Boat Company, LLC

Members Emeriti

Emeritus status is reserved for members of the Council who have fulfilled a three-year term.  Members Emeriti are kept current on Council activity and are eligible to be invited to return as Council members in the future, allowing for an ideal blend of past experience and new perspectives on the Council.

Carl A. Hebert, Jr. 

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Conrad Shipyard, LLC

Brian Hubert 


Ambassador Services, Inc.

Steve Sanchez

Chief Operating Officer

NSC Technologies, Inc.

Rocky Ruello


Coastal Cargo

Our Location