• The Propeller Club of The United States, Port of Chicago
  • Former Vice President: The Propeller Club of The United States, Port of Chicago
  • Former member: The International Business Network Group
  • Former member: Operation Intercept Team for Intercargo Insurance Company (which developed loss control measures including brochures, tips, education, etc. to policyholders, underwriters and agents)

Karen Rzeszutko

Senior Vice President / CUO


Last updated on June 23rd, 2021

A trade and logistics insurance expert with over 25 years of industry experience, Karen Rzeszutko is Roanoke Insurance Group’s Vice President – Head of Underwriting in Chicago, IL. In this role, Karen underwrites and oversees loss performance for multiple product lines including, but not limited to, shipper’s interest, cargo legal liability, warehouse storage, motor truck cargo, contingent motor truck cargo, cyber and errors & omissions.

Karen is a recognized authority in the industry and demonstrates expertise as an author, co-author, seminar panelists and webinar presenter. Her work includes “The Cost of Getting Paid”, “How to Reduce Risks in a Breakbulk Cargo Venture and “Three Risk Management Methods to Help You Avoid E&O Claims”.  Karen is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and on the Alternative Dispute Resolution sub-committee as well as the Insurance Fraud Committee. She has extensive mediation experience and is a skilled negotiator, empowering her to facilitate positive and expedited claims resolution.

Her previous insurance experience includes Claims Supervisor for The Hartford and Marine Claims Adjuster for Intercargo Insurance Company where she also gained valuable experience as an Assistant Underwriter Contract Surety, Assistant Underwriter Professional Liability Errors and Omissions and Customs Claims Representative.

Roanoke Insurance Group enables global commerce by providing insurance, surety and risk management solutions for trade and transportation. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, Roanoke has sales, service and underwriting locations throughout the United States and a network of sister service companies in Asia and Europe. A part of Munich Re Specialty Group Ltd., a Lloyd’s of London Coverholder and a Managing General Agent for American Alternative Insurance Corporation (AAIC), Roanoke is equipped to meet client needs worldwide.