Austin Devnew


Austin joined MDP in 2015 to spearhead a new marine wholesale program with the moniker, Compass Marine Programs. With a family background in the marine industry, Austin has always had an interest in marine and vessels. After graduating from Virginia Tech, he worked in sales for a large mega yacht chandlery where he learned the ins and outs of a vessel’s needs and gained a fuller understanding of the maritime landscape. He transitioned into the insurance field when he joined Axiom Insurance Management and held a position as the Senior Commercial Marine Liabilities Underwriter and wholesale marine broker. Austin worked at Axiom for five years, and it was there that he recognized the need for a more visible platform for commercial and recreational marine risks. As a marine expert and enthusiast, Austin brings a well-rounded approach to the marine insurance industry.

Austin currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and daughter. He has as passion for the beach, New England sports, Hokies football, playing competitive softball, golf, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys advancing the marine community wherever possible and currently sits on the board of the Atlanta Mariners Club.

Maury Donnelly and Parr has been the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s insurance brokers since 2007.  They continue to be client-oriented and dedicated by providing invaluable education and services for our wide-ranging casualty, workers comp, professional liability, flood, property and marine risks.  They spend the time to understand our programs and operations to help us reduce and address our exposures throughout each year.  MDP has partnered with CBF beyond offering insurance solutions, they have been extraordinary in supporting our mission to Save The Bay.

Mary Tod Winchester, Vice President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation