It Takes Our Experienced Leadership to Navigate Marine Pollution Liability Needs
WQIS is home to some of the nation’s most talented and experienced experts in marine pollution insurance. Each member of our carefully chosen leadership team embraces the philosophies outlined in our company’s mission and code of corporate ethics. You’ll be hard pressed to find another marine insurance company so passionate about this industry.
John H. Ryszetnyk III, President
John rejoined WQIS after having previously served as an Underwriter in the late 1990’s through early 2000’s. He was promoted from Executive Vice President to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Prior to rejoining WQIS, John served as Assistant Vice President for CNA. John has also held various positions in the marine insurance market for Starr Marine Agency, American International Marine Agency and Liberty International Underwriters.
John is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, continues to hold a USCG License for Unlimited Tonnage and is a former Naval Officer.
Justin A. Mongello, Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Justin joined WQIS after functioning as East Region Leader, SVP for Zurich Global Corporate Marine responsible for the New York and Atlanta Offices. He brings twenty years of underwriting and management experience in the marine insurance industry. Prior to Zurich, Justin worked for Swiss Reinsurance America Corp. and Liberty International Underwriters.
Justin is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College and holds a degree in Marine Transportation.
John J. Hassett, Chief Financial Officer
John is the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Water Quality Insurance Syndicate and of Wall Street Marine, Inc., a WQIS subsidiary. He has been a leader at WQIS since 1996.
Prior to joining WQIS, John worked as a financial analyst at the Continental Insurance Company and as an accountant at E.F. Hutton and Company. He earned a B.S. in Economics at Rutgers University and an MBA at Rider University. John is also a member of the Society of Insurance Financial Management.
Harry Diamond, Vice President, Claims; Chief Claims Officer
Harry has worked in the marine insurance industry for over 30 years functioning first as a company broker and underwriter and eventually becoming claims manager for a major American flag tanker operator. Since 1997, he has served as Vice President of Claims for WQIS.
Harry is a member of the American Association of Average Adjusters, the Marine Insurance Claims Adjusters, the Maritime Law Association and a Board Member of the American Waterway Operators. He holds an Associate degree in Risk Management and graduated from LaSalle University with B.A. degrees in Social Studies Education and History.