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AEU Announces New Advisory Council Members

Mar 12, 2020

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation to waterfront employers, announced eight new members of the ALMA Member Advisory Council (“Council”) this week in New Orleans, LA, at the Council’s annual meeting.  

Incepted in 2014, the ALMA Member Advisory Council is a group of forward-thinking maritime industry professionals who provide insight into the unique challenges faced by waterfront employers. Working closely with AEU’s senior management team, they provide input on company innovations, recommend new products and services, and advise on industry-wide concerns affecting waterfront employers.

“Listening to feedback from employers is critical to the success of the membership and the industry as a whole,” said Michael Lapeyrouse, president and CEO of AEU. “The Council has enabled us to address major pain points felt by those in our industry and continue to help us innovate as a company.”

At this week’s annual Council meeting, eight new members were announced, and six members transitioned to emeritus status after completing a three-year term.

New ALMA Member Advisory Council Members


These new members join current members Mike Brackin (Controller, North America Stevedoring) and Jill Savard (President and CEO, Savard Labor & Marine, Inc.).


New Emeritus Members

The full list of current Council members can be found at