David McKay to retire from USAIG next year


Dave McKay

David McKay, chairman and CEO of United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG, plans to retire after nearly 40 years with the company. 

McKay’s retirement will be effective April 3, 2017. At that time, John Brogan will become president and CEO.

Under McKay, USAIG launched Performance Vector and Performance Vector PLUS, two industry-leading safety initiatives.

McKay said: “USAIG has been passionate about safety innovation throughout its rich history, stretching back nearly 90 years.”

“It has been an honour to help foster that environment, while keeping our focus on how best to serve our customers. With newly launched initiatives such as our educational and compliance programs for UAS operators, Performance Vector Unmanned, USAIG will continue its role as an aviation safety leader and grow in the years to come,” added McKay.

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McKay started his career in 1978 at Aerospace Management Services International (AMSI), a former subsidiary of USAU. He began his underwriting career with USAU in New York in 1982. McKay assumed increasing levels of responsibility in his 39 years with the company.

Brogan said: “Dave’s dedication to the people and the mission of USAIG is unparalleled. His leadership constantly delivers on USAIG’s promise to its customers. We owe a debt of gratitude to Dave for his hard work and the exemplary standards he set for future leaders. The entire USAIG team wishes him well in retirement.”

“USAIG benefits greatly from John’s leadership and vision for the future,” McKay said. “He brings a unique perspective to the task ahead of him. Under his direction USAIG will continue as a global leader in aviation insurance.”