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Energy industry today: challenges and strategies

Energy industry today: challenges and strategies

The state of the energy insurance market: top challenges

Clear industry insights lead to better protection. We’re tracking the energy market trends that affect you and your business. In this video, hear Jessica Dekermanji, Chief Underwriting Officer, Energy, with Liberty’s energy industry experts Kevin Fee, Tonya Kennedy, and Travis Bonine, discuss the state of the energy insurance market today and the top challenges facing brokers and buyers.

Panel bios

Kevin Fee, President, Environmental

Kevin oversees the retail and wholesale environmental underwriting teams, with continued focus on broker partnerships and the delivery of flexible, responsible, and innovative underwriting solutions.

Kevin has 24 years’ experience in the insurance industry, including environmental underwriting, business development, broker relations, and management.

Jessica Dekermanji, CPCU, Chief Underwriting Officer

Jessica Dekermanji is chief underwriting officer of Middle Market Energy.  She is responsible for strategically leading the U.S. Energy Casualty vertical and managing the performance of the book.  Her team writes auto, general liability, workers compensation, and umbrella coverage for power and utility, oil and gas, and mining companies. 

Jessica joined Liberty Mutual as a workers compensation claims adjuster in 2002.  She also spent time in underwriting, underwriting technical services, and product management before joining the Energy team. 

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in accountancy from Providence College.  She earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 2010. 

Tonya Kennedy, Senior Claims Manager, Casualty 

Tonya oversees a claims unit specializing in energy which handles commercial automobile and general liability bodily injury and property damage claims nationwide under a variety of policies and contracts.  

Tonya has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry including claims from all casualty lines of business. 

Travis Bonine, ARM Technical Director

As a risk control technical director, Travis works with a broad team of Liberty Mutual experts to assess energy clients and risks within the industry. He has more than 11 years of oil and gas experience in risk management and business development. Travis has more than 20 years of experience in various risk-management and loss control roles.

To learn more about how Liberty is supporting companies with today’s energy industry challenges, visit our energy page.

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