Leadership Team

AEU is led by a team of seasoned professionals with extensive maritime industry experience.  The strength of our expertise is the driving force behind AEU’s commitment to provide creative, value-oriented solutions to our members and brokers.

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Executive Team

David Widener

May 27, 2021, 00:18 AM
David Widener joined AEU in 2019 and serves as a Managing Director. Prior to his current role, he was AEU's Director of Claims Advisory Services. David began his longshore career in 2003 with F.A. Richard/American Equity Risk Services, where he was a claims supervisor for eight years. He joined the U.S. Department of Labor as a claims examiner in 2011, and was promoted to District Director six months later, overseeing operations for the Houston District Office. He is a frequent speaker at Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference, Longshore Claims Association meetings, and Defense Base Act seminars. He has developed and conducted continuing legal education seminars in conjunction with Loyola Law School and the U.S. Department of Labor. David has a B.S. in finance from Louisiana State University and is a credentialed mediator for the state of Texas.
My family, food, craft beer, and football (New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers)
The culture; AEU provides a family atmosphere where every employee is valued, and people truly enjoy their colleagues and their work
Full Name : David Widener
Nickname : David Widener
Job Title : Managing Director
Linked in URL : https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-widener-5aab23/
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Managing Directors

David Widener

May 27, 2021, 00:18 AM
David Widener joined AEU in 2019 and serves as a Managing Director. Prior to his current role, he was AEU's Director of Claims Advisory Services. David began his longshore career in 2003 with F.A. Richard/American Equity Risk Services, where he was a claims supervisor for eight years. He joined the U.S. Department of Labor as a claims examiner in 2011, and was promoted to District Director six months later, overseeing operations for the Houston District Office. He is a frequent speaker at Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference, Longshore Claims Association meetings, and Defense Base Act seminars. He has developed and conducted continuing legal education seminars in conjunction with Loyola Law School and the U.S. Department of Labor. David has a B.S. in finance from Louisiana State University and is a credentialed mediator for the state of Texas.
My family, food, craft beer, and football (New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers)
The culture; AEU provides a family atmosphere where every employee is valued, and people truly enjoy their colleagues and their work
Full Name : David Widener
Nickname : David Widener
Job Title : Managing Director
Linked in URL : https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-widener-5aab23/
David Widener
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Senior Leadership Team

David Widener

May 27, 2021, 00:18 AM
David Widener joined AEU in 2019 and serves as a Managing Director. Prior to his current role, he was AEU's Director of Claims Advisory Services. David began his longshore career in 2003 with F.A. Richard/American Equity Risk Services, where he was a claims supervisor for eight years. He joined the U.S. Department of Labor as a claims examiner in 2011, and was promoted to District Director six months later, overseeing operations for the Houston District Office. He is a frequent speaker at Loyola Law School’s Annual Longshore Conference, Longshore Claims Association meetings, and Defense Base Act seminars. He has developed and conducted continuing legal education seminars in conjunction with Loyola Law School and the U.S. Department of Labor. David has a B.S. in finance from Louisiana State University and is a credentialed mediator for the state of Texas.
My family, food, craft beer, and football (New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers)
The culture; AEU provides a family atmosphere where every employee is valued, and people truly enjoy their colleagues and their work
Full Name : David Widener
Nickname : David Widener
Job Title : Managing Director
Linked in URL : https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-widener-5aab23/
David Widener
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