Joe Hutelmyer, Chief underwriting officer, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters
A Philadelphia native, Joe Hutelmyer began his insurance career as a casualty underwriting trainee for The Hartford Insurance Company upon graduating from Drexel University. After working as a senior casualty underwriter at The Hartford and product manager for the Insurance Company of North America, Hutelmyer moved to North Carolina in 1981 to become the senior vice president of Seaboard Underwriters.
Hutelmyer went to Travelers Specialty Insurance in 1996 to oversee the development of Travelers’ specialty transportation division before returning to Seaboard Underwriters later that year. Seven years later, AmWINS Group acquired Seaboard, and the firm was later rebranded as AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, with Hutelmyer as the company’s president and chief operating officer.
In January 2017, Hutelmyer was named chief underwriting officer for AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, where his responsibilities include underwriting oversight, company relations and product development. Hutelmyer shares his extensive industry knowledge with the leaders of tomorrow as a guest lecturer in the risk management and insurance program at Appalachian State University. In addition, he is actively involved in insurance industry associations, having served as president of AAMGA, as well as chancellor of AAMGA University. He also currently serves on multiple advisory boards.
Reflecting on his four decades in the insurance business, Hutelmyer says: “The industry has provided me and my family with many opportunities, and I’ve been blessed to enjoy this occupation for the past 41 years. Not only are two of my sons in the business, but I’ve had the privilege of traveling the world, learning how other markets work and making lifelong friends through my career in insurance.”