• California


  • Board member: Air & Expedited Motor Carrier Association (AEMCA)
  • Airforwarders Association
  • Transportation & Logistics Council
  • Marine Underwriters of Southern California
  • Los Angeles AirCargo Association

Billie Sullivan

Vice President


Last updated on August 14th, 2018

Billie Sullivan, Vice President for Roanoke Trade (Los Angeles, CA) began her insurance career in 1971 and is an insurance broker specializing in cargo insurance sales, underwriting and claims management. She oversees Roanoke Trade’s Transportation Advantage Program providing expansive Cargo Legal Liability coverage for the forwarding industry. Billie participates in mediations, local small claims court appearances for her clients, pre-trial conferences and has been asked to serve as an expert witness on lawsuits involving legal liability issues. She was the first American female invited to spend three days in the House of Lloyd’s, sitting in as a Lloyd’s cargo underwriter. She is an approved Lloyd’s coverholder and presently holds underwriting authority for Munich Re Syndicate, Ltd. Billie’s efforts are supported by a top-notch service and claims team.

Billie has been serving on the board of the Air & Expedited Motor Carrier Association (AEMCA) since 2003 and has been a general member of the Airforwarders Association (AfA) since its inception. Billie is a member of the Transportation & Logistics Council, the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association and the Marine Underwriters of Southern California. She is also an active member of the planning committee for the annual AirCargo Conference. As a seasoned speaker, Billie is frequently called upon by the transportation industry for her insights on transportation liabilities and risk management. In 2016, Billie was named the recipient of the WIT-LA Global Trade Catalyst Award.

Roanoke Trade, a division of Roanoke Insurance Group and part of Munich Re Specialty Group Ltd., operates as a specialty insurance broker focused on surety and insurance solutions for transportation intermediaries, 3PLs, customs brokers and companies with supply chains, and is a leading provider of customs bonds, marine cargo insurance and ATA Carnets for the industry.

I’ve always perceived my role as that of an educator. Although I have dedicated my insurance career to the air freight forwarding industry, as the air freight industry has expanded into air freight trucking, I have continued to broaden the scope of my knowledge and education to include both worlds. The more I can teach my customers about their liability exposures and risk management, the greater the opportunity to lessen their losses and strengthen their business ties with their own customers. It’s a privilege working with such dynamic people in the transportation industry!
– Billie Sullivan