The Executive Vice President of Operations for AmWINS Access Insurance Services discusses her journey to leading the premier organization of Surplus Lines professionals — and what's next with National Underwriter Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan.

This is the first WSIA Annual Marketplace since the merger of AAMGA and NAPSLO, with you as president of the unified organization. How has this experience been for you, so far?

I think back to when I was starting in this industry and I used to practically beg to be able to go to NAPSLO and to AAMGA, because it was one of the greatest learning experiences that you could get and meet so many people. To be the named leader of that is actually quite surreal, that I would be standing on a podium in front of a microphone. I feel good, I'm getting used to it.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].