Senior Vice President
Michael heads up the Food & Beverage Industry practice at Foa & Son. Proficient in all commercial coverage lines, he has a sharp focus on the unique benefits of specialty insurance products such as marine cargo, rejection, and contamination and recall. His ability to creatively use specialty lines coverages allows for a significant increase in coverage while delivering premium savings and reducing other supply chain costs.
He takes great pride in understanding his clients’ business, delivering insurance products that meet or exceed expectations, and maintaining close working relationships with clients. Well recognized for his work in the food industry, he has built custom programs for food importers/exporters, grower/shippers, wholesale distributors, and processors. These programs tackle exposures in the food industry that are commonly uninsured or underinsured under standard, off-the-shelf insurance products. Many of the concepts developed for his food industry clients have been used in other industries to deliver similar benefits.
Michael is currently serving his second term on the board of directors of the National Fisheries Institute (NFI). In 2007, he completed the NFI Future Leaders Program, and then served ten years as the Co-Chair of the Future Leaders Alumni Committee. He has worked closely with the United Fresh Produce Association to assist their members with understanding the unique needs related to the risk of product contamination and recall.
Michael is an active member of the Association of Food Industries, and has been asked to speak to food import executives on topics such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Foreign Suppler Verification Program (FSVP).
Michael’s work in the food industry extends into the nonprofit arena as well. Since 2008, he has served on the board of directors of SeaShare, an organization dedicated to supplying the nation’s food bank system with high-quality seafood products.
Michael was awarded 2019 Insurance Agent of the Year by Insurance Journal.
- Global Supply Chain
- Food Safety
- Import Compliance