2022 Walter Mather Award
2022 Award Winners - David Sales & James Hunt
David Sales has provided many years of support for ABC and in particular as a broker at Crawley Warren and Benfield, then at Cooper Gay, CGNMB, Ed Broking and the transfer to Price Forbes. David’s record of bringing declarations to ABC is a testament to his great care and passion for ABC while always aware of his clients’ best interests. As part of the coordinating broker team, he has chaired the ABC Brokers Committee for the last several years and leads the renewal of the Master Lineslip with negotiations on behalf of the ABC Brokers and their Committee with the Lead Underwriters and following markets, liaising well with all parties to ensure each renewal is achieved in a timely and proper manner. It was our honor to present the Walter Mather Award to David at the 2022 ABC Annual Conference.
James (Jim) Hunt is a Partner with Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP, the ABC program’s designated counsel. Jim, and his team, oversee all ABC program claims and litigation across the U.S. and the world. With his background as a military helicopter pilot, Jim is an expert trial lawyer in aerospace product liability litigation and has used his experience and depth of knowledge to support ABC for more than 30 years. He is also an instructor on legal subjects for the USC Aviation Safety Course and is a frequent legal seminar lecturer. We have appreciated Jim’s insights and dedication for more than three decades and ABC was delighted to recognize Jim during the 2022 ABC Annual Conference.