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Shelly Duhaime

Vice President – Captive Practice Leader – American Global of New Jersey LLC


Shelly Duhaime joined the American Global Team as Vice President, Captive Practice Leader to cultivate and develop corporate expansion initiatives in Captive Insurance. She is based in our Cedar Hills, NJ office serving as a national resource for the company. Shelly brings with her extensive risk experience in a multitude of roles.

She has managed the challenging risk of over 75 Contractors nationally. Shelly has spent the last 18 years working closely with upper level management for some of the largest contractors in the country, guiding instrumental cultural changes for her clients, which has led to overall improved risk performance, specifically reductions in claims per man hour worked. She is the architect behind two of the country’s most successful Roofing Industry Captive Programs both ground up projects.

While managing these insurance program Shelly’s responsibilities included the design of critical best practices, underwriting standards, educational seminars, establishment of accountability practices and execution of individual company training. Shelly has worked closely with claim advocates, implementing innovative protocols for managing claim-maximizing recovery, loss strategies and aggressively monitoring action plans to closure for her contractors.  She has construction industry specific claim experience on both the East and West Coasts.  Over the years, she has built her own panel of experts, specifically supporting construction industry issues.

Shelly belongs to multiple industry associations and currently serves on the Board of National Women in Roofing (NWIC) as the Chairperson of the Education Committee.  She has been a National Roofing Legal Resource Center speaker, Anderson Kill Panel Member - NWIC and has conducted numerous insurance industry seminars specific to construction risk.