Our People

Our team at AEU is comprised of seasoned professionals whose backgrounds mirror those of the various maritime operations of our membership.  The strength of our experience helps drive AEU’s commitment to provide creative and effective solutions to our clients.
We continue to look for new ways to partner with our clients to bring down claims costs through proactive claims handling and helping to create safer work environments, thereby lowering premium for our members.


Michael L. Lapeyrouse
President and CEO
32 years​
Mike Adams
Executive Vice President/ Director of Member Relations
21 years​
Adele Hapworth
11 years​
Holly Chapman
9 years​
Jimmy Burgin
Senior Vice President / Director of Loss Control
26 years​
A. J. Montalbano
National Claims Coordinator
25 years​
Donna Long
Senior Vice President and Claims Audit & Statistics
25 years​
Julie Bland
Senior Vice President/ Director of Underwriting 21 years​
Larry Kangas
Senior Vice President/Director of Corporate Learning and Development
34 years​
Will Scheffler, IV, CPCU, AIC
Senior Vice President /Director of Claims Service
18 years