Trident Marine taps industry veteran as underwriting director

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Trident Marine taps industry veteran as underwriting director

Trident Marine Managers (TMM), a managing general underwriter for the specialty marine and offshore energy industries and a part of Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) has announced the appointment of Clarke Smith as director of underwriting and the opening of an office in Boston.

Smith has more than 30 years of insurance-industry experience and extensive knowledge of the recreational marine space, TMM said. He has worked in several management and underwriting positions with a carrier, MGU and broker.

“We are thrilled to open our fourth office, now in Boston, and delighted that Clarke has joined our team,” Martin Hayes and Mike Johnson, TMM managing directors, said in a statement. “His expertise and experience will be vital to our success as we continue to strengthen our presence in the US marketplace.”

“Clarke’s extensive product and industry knowledge, combined with his many years of experience, further solidifies our position in the marine insurance industry at the right time,” said Jorge Pecci, head of RSG Underwriting Managers’ marine vertical.

Smith is a past member of the Association of Marina Industries board of directors, a member of the National Marine Manufacturer Association’s Risk Management Council, and an active yachtsman.