At Distinguished, You Have Our Entire Talented Team in Your Corner
Easy to insure, hard to replace – Distinguished has you covered.
Our team is highly experienced in the art and collectibles markets. We have immediate access to a vast network of industry experts to help us guide your insurance needs. Our service pledge is to provide you with prompt and courteous response times, from underwriting needs to claims experiences.
Our comprehensive coverage for art and collectibles dealers includes:
- Coverage for your inventory as well as loaned items and objects on consignment
- Wall-to-wall, nail-to-nail coverage – worldwide
- Protecting your property in transit at every step of the process, from artist to seller to gallery to buyer
- Enhancements available to cover participation in art and collectibles fairs or trade shows
- Easy to increase your limits for shipments of art, collectibles, art fairs, and special exhibitions
- Deductibles starting at $1,000 with other options available
- Additional coverage for your reusable, sustainable crates and packing materials
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Patrick has 25 years of experience in specialty insurance, including as Head of Fine Art, Specie and Bloodstock for the Americas at AXA XL. He has held various leadership roles in underwriting, sales, marketing, product management, and claims and is a passionate collector himself.
Senior Vice President
Skyler brings to Distinguished over 15 years of underwriting experience at major carriers. He is also an avid art enthusiast with a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Florida, providing him with a strong foundation in the art world.
Senior Vice President
Central and Midwest Regions
Erika blends her valuable experiences in the art world with an insurance background, including her 16-year tenure at a specialty insurance carrier and her additional time working as a fine art/niche broker. Her varied perspectives from within the art world include museum internships, working in galleries, and spending time at an art conservation center.
Vice President, Claims
Michelle brings 30 years of claims experience to the team, most of it in leadership roles. She has built and led claims departments in numerous lines of business, including construction, hospitality and representations & warranties. Before joining Distinguished, she created a major carrier's Programs/Delegated Authority claims function, working extensively with MGAs, MGUs, Brokers, Agents and TPAs. She is an attorney licensed in New York and New Jersey and is an adjuster licensed in 13 states. Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in NYC.
Vice President, Fine Art Expert
Alison offers experience in underwriting, brokerage, and appraisals to the team. Her primary focus during her brokerage work was working with galleries and personal collections. Alison holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History and a Master's in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture.
Assistant Vice President, Underwriter
Nonie’s passion for fine art insurance has defined her career. Before joining Distinguished, she held fine art underwriting roles at two major carriers. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Master’s in Museum Studies, and is well-equipped to understand the needs of clients across the art and collectibles industries.
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