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.

workers talking at a container yard

Executive Team

Winchester Thurber

May 27, 2021, 00:18 AM
Winchester Thurber joined The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. in 2012 and serves as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining AEU, he held various positions in the maritime industry. Early in his career, he worked for a large global container shipping company. He later joined a Shipping Agency firm and worked with many different waterfront employers throughout the United States, including stevedores, tug boat companies and all aspects of cargo sales and operations. He was a member of the Executive Committee for that company which was also an ALMA member. He served for three years as a Board Member for the New York/New Jersey Maritime Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and completed Duke University The Fuqua School of Business Executive Education’s Advanced Management Program.
Golf, Alabama football, and my family (not necessarily in that order)
The relationships we have both internally and externally. It is great to positively impact our customers while working together with our internal team to do so. Our team at AEU does an amazing job working together in a fun and collaborative way to achieve positive results for us and for our customers.
Full Name : Winchester Thurber
Nickname : Winchester Thurber
Job Title : Chief Commercial Officer
Linked in URL : https://www.linkedin.com/in/winchesterthurber/
Winchester Thurber
Load more comments
Comment by from

Managing Directors

Winchester Thurber

May 27, 2021, 00:18 AM
Winchester Thurber joined The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. in 2012 and serves as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining AEU, he held various positions in the maritime industry. Early in his career, he worked for a large global container shipping company. He later joined a Shipping Agency firm and worked with many different waterfront employers throughout the United States, including stevedores, tug boat companies and all aspects of cargo sales and operations. He was a member of the Executive Committee for that company which was also an ALMA member. He served for three years as a Board Member for the New York/New Jersey Maritime Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and completed Duke University The Fuqua School of Business Executive Education’s Advanced Management Program.
Golf, Alabama football, and my family (not necessarily in that order)
The relationships we have both internally and externally. It is great to positively impact our customers while working together with our internal team to do so. Our team at AEU does an amazing job working together in a fun and collaborative way to achieve positive results for us and for our customers.
Full Name : Winchester Thurber
Nickname : Winchester Thurber
Job Title : Chief Commercial Officer
Linked in URL : https://www.linkedin.com/in/winchesterthurber/
Winchester Thurber
Load more comments
Comment by from

Senior Leadership Team

Winchester Thurber

May 27, 2021, 00:18 AM
Winchester Thurber joined The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. in 2012 and serves as Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining AEU, he held various positions in the maritime industry. Early in his career, he worked for a large global container shipping company. He later joined a Shipping Agency firm and worked with many different waterfront employers throughout the United States, including stevedores, tug boat companies and all aspects of cargo sales and operations. He was a member of the Executive Committee for that company which was also an ALMA member. He served for three years as a Board Member for the New York/New Jersey Maritime Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and completed Duke University The Fuqua School of Business Executive Education’s Advanced Management Program.
Golf, Alabama football, and my family (not necessarily in that order)
The relationships we have both internally and externally. It is great to positively impact our customers while working together with our internal team to do so. Our team at AEU does an amazing job working together in a fun and collaborative way to achieve positive results for us and for our customers.
Full Name : Winchester Thurber
Nickname : Winchester Thurber
Job Title : Chief Commercial Officer
Linked in URL : https://www.linkedin.com/in/winchesterthurber/
Winchester Thurber
Load more comments
Comment by from