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23  March

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT - Cyber Hackers Webinar

Cyber Hackers Are Working Hard! Is Your Policy Working for You?

Cyber Crimes are at an all time high. Make sure you understand what your cyber liability insurance covers - not all policies are the same! Avalon's Mike Brown, Jaki Ferenz and Keith Sanchez discuss cyber coverages and what you should look for. Are you taking advantage of other value-added services your insurer provides? Make sure you have adequate coverage that fits your company!


Your Presenters:

Michael Brown - Executive Vice President

As one of Avalon’s first employees, Mike established Avalon’s Boston office in January 1998, which quickly became one of our most profitable regions. He served as Regional Vice President in Boston for seven years and then as Senior Vice President – Sales to help build upon and train Avalon’s sales force. Mike began his career by working for another transportation-focused insurance broker from 1991 to 1998.

In his current role of Executive Vice President, Mike has primary responsibility for Avalon’s sales and marketing efforts, which includes oversight of Avalon’s National Accounts and Marketing departments as well as coordination of sales activities at Avalon’s offices throughout North America. He also plays a key role in the company’s domestic and international expansion activities.

Active in several trade associations, Mike has also initiated several service and technology programs for our clients. Mike holds degrees from Purdue University in Economics and Psychology.


Jaki Ferenz – Vice President

Jaki Ferenz is Avalon’s Vice President and has more than 21 years of experience in the transportation insurance and surety industry since joining Avalon in 1999. Jaki plays a key role in selling nationwide insurance and surety programs to fit individual client coverage needs, emphasizing building long-lasting customer relationships, providing excellent customer service, and educating others. Jaki is actively involved in many logistics associations and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.


Keith Sanchez - Divisional Vice President Western Division

Keith Sanchez is a licensed insurance broker and one of the founding partners of Avalon Risk Management, Inc. He currently oversees Avalon’s Western Division offices, consisting of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. With 10 offices nationwide, Avalon has positioned itself as a Premier Provider of innovative insurance and surety solutions and products for the International Trade and Transportation community. Keith has spent the last 36 years in the financial services industry with 27 years specifically catering to the International Trade and Transportation community.

Keith is a member of the District Export Council of Southern California, a position appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, Wilber Ross of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is Board Member and Past President of the Foreign Trade Association, a past President of the Harbor Transportation Club and is currently on the board of the International Seafarers Center in Long Beach, CA. He is an active member in several other organizations such as the Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Los Angeles Transportation Club, LA Air Cargo Association, and California Trucking Association to name a few. He is also a past instructor at the Global Logistic Specialist (GLS) program offered at the California State University – Long Beach