Fidelis/Continental make new senior underwriting hire

New Orleans-based marine insurance specialist Continental Underwriters has hired Dennis Mathies as a senior marine underwriter. He will be based in Houston and be responsible for expanding the group’s brown water hull, liabilities and cargo product lines.

Mathies has more than 45 years of experience in the marine industry, most recently as zone manager vice president of Starr Marine. Before joining Starr, he was with Reliance National and MOAC.

Continental Underwriting is a subsidiary of Covington, Louisiana-based Fidelis Group Holdings, which provides primary, excess, ocean cargo, and inland marine insurance for hull and maritime liability coverages for vessel owners, ship builders, terminal operators, fleet operators, stevedores, cargo handlers, marine contractors and a variety of other maritime insurance products. FGH provides underwriting, broker services, claims management and loss control assistance for its maritime clients.