SterlingRisk Insurance Names O’Donnell President of Aviation Practice Group in Florida

February 6, 2018 - Michael O’Donnell has been named president of the Aviation Practice Group at SterlingRisk Insurance, an independently owned insurance brokerage firm based in Destin, Fla.

O’Donnell, who joined SterlingRisk in 2011, most recently served as executive vice president, Aviation Practice Group. His appointment to president was announced by SterlingRisk CEO David Sterling.

Sterling said as president, O’Donnell will be responsible for all aspects of the operation and development of the aviation specialty practice as the company continues to expand its aviation specialty line.

O’Donnell currently directs day-to-day client management and internal operations at SterlingRisk, with responsibilities including design, implementation and ongoing management of custom insurance and risk management programs for Aviation Practice Group clients; direct coordination between clients and underwriting companies in complex claims to obtain client satisfactory resolutions; and working with aviation underwriting companies to formulate policy enhancements.

Prior to joining SterlingRisk, O’Donnell served as vice president for Aviation Insurance Services of Florida; branch manager for NationAir Insurance Agencies, overseeing both the Los Angles and Atlanta offices; and vice president for Marsh within the aviation practice group. A

Headquartered in Destin, Fla., the SterlingRisk Aviation Practice Group provides a full suite of insurance and risk management programs to owners, operators, and managers of aviation-related properties and businesses, including commercial fixed and rotor-wing operators, corporate aircraft, instruction and rental fleets, fixed base operators, manufacturers and distributors of aviation-related products, and maintenance repair and overhaul facilities.

Carl Shephard, the former president of the Aviation Practice, will continue to serve the group in a consulting role.

Founded in 1932, SterlingRisk employs more than 220 insurance professionals, with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, California and Indiana. SterlingRisk services regional, national and international clients with experience in multiple areas, including property and casualty, aviation, environmental, construction, employee benefits consulting, personal lines, risk management, loss control and claims advocacy.