Thomas Orabona, Synapse Services
One of the most experienced and knowledgeable environmental specialists in the industry, Thomas Orabona joined Synapse Services in 2016. He started his career more than two decades ago at AIG Environmental, where he was eventually responsible for the EAGLE (Environmental and General Liability Exposures) product, along with 15 regional underwriting offices focusing on environmental casualty, excess, and auto for corporate, middle-market, and national accounts. Orabona underwrote accounts, supervised underwriters and was “in the weeds” on every claim.
“My role at AIG gave me an unmatched viewpoint on the appetite and internal underwriting deliberations with the largest book of combined-form casualty business in the industry,” he says. “From this experience, I gained the technical knowledge to negotiate important coverage enhancements that other brokers just don’t know about or understand. Over 25 years, I’ve customized coverage for a wide array of manufacturers, distributors and process operations.”