At Jack Martin & Associates, our experienced agents specialize exclusively in the maritime industry and are dedicated to providing exceptional care. "Good things are happening here" is more than just a slogan. It's our brand promise and represents our commitment to the customers and communities we serve.


Contact one of our experienced team members to answer any boat or yacht insurance questions you might have or to obtain a free quote!

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Damon Hostetter

Damon Hostetter is the Recreational Marine Practice Leader at Jack Martin & Associates. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Damon served aboard Navy destroyers and achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Damon also served as Director of Offshore Sailing at the Naval Academy as a civilian for 4 years.

To compliment Damon’s distinguished career as a United States Naval Officer; his insurance experience is equally impressive. Damon has more than 23 years of claim, underwriting and sales experience in the recreational marine business. Before accepting the position of Yacht Executive, Damon was Senior Vice President of Chubb Recreational Marine, formerly ACE, the nation’s oldest marine insurance provider. Prior to his tenure with Chubb, Damon served as Chief Executive Officer of Jack Martin & Associates. He previously spent ten years at Zurich Marine Insurance in Baltimore, MD, serving in several positions of increasing leadership, culminating with his appointment as Vice President.

In addition to his impressive résumé , Damon is an accomplished sailor, having raced and cruised extensively, including Atlantic and Pacific crossings, and a single-handed passage from Hawaii to California. He continues to cruise on both sailboats and powerboats at every opportunity. Damon is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Mariner’s Club and served as the Club’s Skipper from 2003 - 2007.

Damon.Hostetter@JackMartin.com
410-310-0136
Morgan Wells

Morgan Wells, Vice President, is a Yacht Insurance Specialist for Jack Martin & Associates. Prior to joining Jack Martin & Associates in 1991, he earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and worked in the financial services industry. Morgan is an independent insurance agent, specializing exclusively in yacht and ship insurance.

With over twenty years of experience, Morgan has developed a reputation for handling the most challenging risks. He corresponds with over a dozen insurance companies and takes the time to fully educate clients in order to provide the best possible pricing and coverage.

Morgan has an impressive resume of both yacht racing and passage making. In addition to extensive cruising on the US East and West coasts, his seafaring adventures have led him to Bermuda, the entire Caribbean, Pacific Mexico, Southeast Asia, and an Indian Ocean crossing from Thailand to the Red Sea. He continues to race and voyage on power and sailing yachts at every opportunity. Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for the Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency.

morgan@jackmartin.com

From within the U.S. and Canada:
local direct dial: 443-433-5723
toll free direct dial: 800-421-8818

From outside the U.S. and Canada:
001-443-433-5723

Jon Horton

Jon Horton is a Vice President and Boat & Yacht Insurance Specialist for Jack Martin & Associates. Jon became acquainted with the insurance industry at an early start; his father owned his own independent insurance agency for 20 years and Jon has experience managing his family’s marina on the Tennessee River. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo and joined the Jack Martin & Associates team in 2005. Jon is an independent insurance agent focusing on boat and marine insurance.

Jon combines his extensive boating experience and comprehensive knowledge of a variety of vessels with a passion to provide the right solution for each unique client. He takes the time to get to know each client and their needs, whether they boat for leisure or for business.

Jon keeps current on all of the latest seafaring vessels by meeting with marina owners and boat dealers. He served as the Program Director for the Mid Atlantic Mariner’s Club, an organization of maritime attorneys, surveyors, insurance agents and insurance companies who meet quarterly to discuss and educate themselves on the trends in the marine insurance industry.

Jon@jackmartin.com

From within the U.S. and Canada: 
local direct dial: 443.433.5744
toll free direct dial: 866.206.8821

From outside the U.S. and Canada:
001.443.433.5744

Lee Casey

Lee Casey is a Boat and Yacht Insurance Specialist for Jack Martin & Associates. Prior to joining the Jack Martin & Associates team, Lee graduated from Vanderbilt University and held positions in public relations and marketing. Her career in the maritime industry started in 2002 at the Waterway Guide and was followed by her position as a Marine Finance Specialist. This experience in underwriting provided her with a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of vessels. She now uses this knowledge to ensure that each of her clients is secure with their personalized insurance coverage.

Currently located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Lee has a long history of cruising along the southern shores of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Caribbean, the San Fransisco Bay and the Chesapeake Bay. Her free time is spent cruising with her family, playing in the surf on the beach and scuba diving. Lee is a member of the South Carolina Yacht Club and is active with Charleston Community Sailing.

Lee.Casey@jackmartin.com

From within the U.S. and Canada:
 local direct dial: 843.986.8766

Alicia Pulanco

Alicia Pulanco is a Customer Service Representative for Jack Martin & Associates. Alicia came to Jack Martin & Associates in 2010 with over 4 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has completed coursework at Anne Arundel Community College and regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of industry standards and changes.

As a customer service representative, Alicia provides prompt responses to inquiries about obtaining coverage, efficiently handles and resolves any issues or problems, and provides remarkable service to existing accounts.

Alicia currently resides in Shadyside, MD with her husband, Chris and their two children. Prior to moving to Shadyside, Alicia lived in southern Anne Arundel County for 28 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


Alicia.Pulanco@jackmartin.com
443-433-5760
Beth Fritsch

Beth Fritsch is a Customer Service Agent for Jack Martin & Associates. Prior to joining Jack Martin & Associates in 1998, she completed coursework at Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland.

As a customer service agent, Beth responds to customer inquiries, provides quotes, and services existing accounts. She is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and regularly participates in continued education courses to stay abreast of industry trends. In her spare time she takes pleasure in gardening, boating, bike riding, and traveling.


Beth.Fritsch@jackmartin.com
443-433-5761
Deborah Collins

Deborah Collins joined our Customer Service Team in 2015. She came to Jack Martin & Associates with 5 years of experience working as a claims adjuster and has additional insurance experience from working in a doctor's office as a liaison between patients and physicians.

Deborah is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland. She is originally from Maryland, but has also lived in Texas, Georgia and Virginia. She has three grown children, two sons and a daughter. In her spare time, Deborah enjoys traveling and has been to 46 states. 


Deborah.Collins@jackmartin.com
443-433-5752

With a background in customer service, Kelly Sullivan joined the Jack Martin & Associates team in the yacht division in 1991. Kelly manages the administrative staff and supports the insurance agents behind the scenes, to ensure your policy is up-to-date and complete. She runs a tight ship and is known for being extremely organized.

A recipient of Traveler Insurance’s High Achiever Award, Kelly enjoys her work at Jack Martin & Associates because every client, every boat and every situation is unique. 

A lifelong Maryland resident, Kelly was born in Annapolis, raised in Edgewater, and now lives in Shady Side. Outside of the office Kelly is all about family. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 27 years and is a mother of two. You will likely find her spending her free time time with extended family, attending a sporting event, or kayaking.


Kelly.Sullivan@jackmartin.com
443-433-5757
Renee Novak

Renee joined Jack Martin & Associates in September of 1997 as a licensed Customer Service Representative. She is responsible for communicating between carriers and clients in the yacht department. 

Renee has expanded her education through coursework at Towson University and Anne Arundel Community College. Renee lives in Cape St. Claire with her husband Mike, and their 2 daughters. She spent many hours boating as a former Sea Scout and still enjoys a day on the water at every opportunity.

Renee.Novak@jackmartin.com
443-433-5751
Angela Furno

Angela Furno joined Jack Martin & Associates in 2017 as our Administrative Assistant. Angela lives on Kent Island where she became acquainted with the boating industry at an early age; her father is a boat mechanic and she grew up boating and enjoying the waters surrounding Kent Island. She is currently taking courses at the University of Maryland University College where she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

Angela.Furno@jackmartin.com
443-433-5721