As the only direct writer of aircraft insurance, Avemco connects you directly with
an Aviation Insurance Specialist (underwriter) who is empowered to solve problems
and approve coverage instantly instead of a middleman who simply passes your request
on to somebody else. So give us a call at (888) 241 7891
and speak directly with one of these folks in our Frederick, MD home office.
Mike Adams - Senior Vice President, Underwriting
Mike has been with Avemco since 1984. While Mike’s job is to decide what Avemco
will insure, his goal is to help customers understand why these decisions are designed
to help keep them safe.
Marci Veronie - Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Marci been with Avemco since 1986. She supervises all our underwriters and helps
them serve our customers better. “I am passionate about representing the company
that stands for aviation insurance. My job is to help the underwriters help our
customers. And I’m proud of what we offer.” In March 2018 Marci was elected to serve
as Chair of the Board of Directors of Women in Aviation International.
Luke Barnette - Senior Aviation Underwriter
Luke joined Avemco in 2007. He says,” what I love about Avemco is the great diversity
of people you get to deal with. There are the young folks just starting out in aviation,
the people who fly for business, and the older pilots who've been flying for decades.
It's a wonderful mix." He devotes his free time to hunting and fishing in the woods
and lakes of Maryland.
Stephanie Brown - Senior Aviation Underwriter
Stephanie first began at Avemco in 1992. She says, “Every call presents a different
set of circumstances, and my goal is always to figure out how to help the person
on the other end of the phone.” Ask her about her flights in a 1929 biplane.
Lesly Potts - Senior Aviation Underwriter
Lesly first joined Avemco in 1985. She says, “I feel great about our product and
enjoy helping pilots understand the value of our policies.” When not helping Avemco
customers, Lesly can be found helping out in her church community.
Gayle Palm - Senior Aviation Underwriter
Since 1982, Gayle has been helping Avemco customers. “My main goal is to be a good
listener and try to provide people with exactly what they want. That has served
me well for all of these years.”
Kim Skipper - CPCU, Aviation Underwriting Manager
Since 1987, Kim has been forming relationships and even friendships with our customers.
She says, “I love the fact that my experience combined with being a direct underwriter
allows me to deliver immediate answers to the customers.”
Elizabeth Hoover - Aviation Underwriter
Elizabeth joined Avemco in August of 2015 but aviation is in her blood. Both her
father and grandfather have flown, so it’s no surprise that she is a pilot, as well.
She currently serves as President of the Frederick chapter of Women in Aviation
Bryon Schwartz - Aviation Underwriter
Bryon earned his commercial rating for both single- and multi-engine aircraft in
1990 and joined Avemco in 1999. He says, ““Being a pilot is really helpful in this
position because I can understand exactly what customers’ needs are, and I can hopefully
provide pilots with proven sources of loss prevention strategies.”
Alexander Walters - Senior Aviation Underwriter
Alex left a career in personal finance to join Avemco in 2014. “I have always had
an interest in aviation and it is nice to now be part of the aviation community.”
Alex is currently enrolled in an online ground school.
Michael Donovan - President
Michael began his career with HCC in 1983 as an assistant aviation underwriter and
since that time has served in various positions, including Director, Executive Vice
President and President (of HC Aviation). He has been an officer of Avemco since
2007 and currently serves as President and Director of Avemco Insurance Company.
Tom Fraley - Vice President, Support Operations
Tom started at Avemco in 1997 and has continually watched the complexity of Information
Technology expand. “My favorite part of this job is tackling the challenges associated
with ever-evolving technologies and applying them to make Avemco a more efficient
MaryAnn Carolan - Assistant Vice President, Aviation Compliance Manager
Mary Ann began her career at Avemco as a part-time paralegal in 1987, initially
working on research projects. She now oversees regulatory compliance on a full-time
basis. “One of the perks of working in Compliance is the opportunity to interact
with folks from all areas in the company.” Learning about aviation has been a bonus