OUR PEOPLE

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 of Underwriting

    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 - Assistant Vice President of Sales

    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.” Marci also serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Aviation International.

  • Luke Barnette - Aviation Underwriter

    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 - Aviation Underwriter

    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 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

    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 - Senior Aviation Underwriter

    Kim Skipper - Senior Aviation Underwriter
    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.”

  • Stephanie Bailer - Aviation Underwriter

    Stephanie Bailer - Aviation Underwriter
    Prior to joining Avemco in 2016, Stephanie experienced aviation in a variety of ways. She was a flight attendant and has a degree in Terminal Air Traffic Control. She is a Private Pilot, who says, “Having the opportunity to help pilots protect what they love the most is beyond rewarding.”

  • Helen Davis - Aviation Underwriter

    Helen Davis - Aviation Underwriter
    Since 1991, Helen’s glowing personality once motivated a customer to ship her a package of fresh salmon from his home state of Alaska. "I couldn't accept it, of course, but it was such an honor to think I had made that kind of connection with him.".

  • Elizabeth Hoover - Aviation Underwriter

    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 International.

  • Bryon Schwartz - Aviation Underwriter

    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 - Aviation Underwriter

    Alexander Walters - Aviation Sales 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 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.

  • Michael Kerwin - Vice President of Underwriting

    Michael Kerwin - CPCU, Vice President, Analytics
    Mike’s insurance career started in 1974. He joined Avemco in 1999 and has held a number of Underwriting and Management positions. His passion for things with wings not only includes aircraft, he is an active amateur ornithologist.

  • Tom Fraley - Assistant Vice President of Operations

    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 company.”

  • Tom Fraley - Assistant Vice President of Operations

    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