Kerry Gonzalez of AMG International Insurance was honored with the prestigious 2023 Annapolis Boat Shows Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award. Established in 2014, this award recognizes individuals within the sailing industry who consistently uphold the highest standards of excellence, unwavering service, and continued commitment.

Drew Fleming of Weems & Plath, Kerry Gonzalez, and Tara Flanagan

Kerry received the award at the Sail America Industry Breakfast during the 2023 Annapolis Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD. She was nominated by her peers in the sailing industry, and the final selection was made by a panel of judges from the sailing industry. “Kerry is a luminary in the marine insurance sector,” said Tara Flanagan, Educational Instructor for the Annapolis Boat Shows.

Seven years ago, Kerry established AMG Insurance, a milestone that marked her mission to bridge the relationship gap within the marine insurance industry. Her work alone exemplifies rare dedication that extends beyond her profession into the realm of humanitarian endeavors. Her selfless contributions to the cruising and boating community are nothing short of extraordinary.

An unwavering advocate for her clients, Kerry provides crucial support during the most challenging claim situations. Moreover, her generosity knows no bounds. She has imparted her expertise to countless students enrolled in Cruisers University during the Annapolis Boat Shows, irrespective of their client status. During times of natural disasters, she consistently steps up as a leader, mobilizing resources to aid those in need, whether they be her clients, friends, or even strangers on the ground, all while addressing immediate needs of others.

Kerry’s recognition with the 2023 Sailing Industry’s Distinguished Service Award reaffirms her status as an exceptional leader in the world of marine insurance and an unwavering champion of the sailing community.  ■

Michaela Watkins at Symmetry contributed to this report.