• 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

Vice President Professional Liability


With over 25 years of insurance industry experience, Karen Rzeszutko is Roanoke Insurance Group Inc.’s Vice President Professional Liability in Chicago, IL. She is responsible for managing Roanoke’s professional liability E&O for Customs Broker and Forwarders as well as responsible for overseeing and adjusting complex NVOCC Legal Liability, Air Legal Liability, Warehouse Legal Liability, Motor Truck Cargo, Continent Motor Truck Cargo, Contingent Auto Liability and Errors and Omissions claims. Karen attends numerous mediations and has extensive experience with depositions.

Karen has contributed to the transportation industry publication Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International as a coauthor and has authored articles for Airforwarders Association’s Forward Magazine. She has delivered cargo insurance workshops and seminars to numerous clients and for various organizations including the National Education Institute, NCBFAA National Conference and Airforwarders National Conference. She is also a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and on the Alternative Dispute Resolution sub-committee as well as the Transportation sub-committee.

Previously as Manager Broker/Forwarder Services for Roanoke Trade, Karen was responsible for the overall budget of both the marine and bond departments. Her previous insurance experience includes Claims Supervisor for The Hartford and Marine Claims Adjuster for Intercargo Insurance Company while she 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. As 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.