Jack Devnew


Jack DevnewBeginning in 2005, as a sole proprietor, Jack first served as Director of the Marine Division of Maury, Donnelly, & Parr before establishing MDP Marine Insurance and later Compass Insurance Solutions, LLC as an independent property and casualty agency specializing in marine related risks and located in Norfolk, VA.  Duties included overall responsibility of for the growth, management, service, and profitability of the agency. In 2015, MDP and Jack partnered back up under the moniker Compass Marine Group, LLC.  Based in Norfolk, Jack handles all commercial and recreational marine risks nationwide.

Jack began his insurance career as an account executive for 11 years with Flagship Group, a marine insurance specialist in Norfolk.  Prior to that, from 1975-1994, he held a variety of positions in the fishing industry including deckhand, mate and captain of coastal and distant water fishing vessels.  In addition, Jack has managed fleets engaged in international fishery joint ventures, fish processing, and export.

Jack is very involved in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Blue Water Fisherman’s Association and Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation. He is a member of the US International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Advisory Committee. He has been a past director at the Fisheries Research Institute and Propeller Club, Port of Norfolk. Jack resides in Norfolk with his wife, and has a daughter as well as two sons who are in the business: Max working with him at CMG, and Austin who spearheads CMP, a division of MDP Programs.


MDP helped us through a very complex builder’s risk in New York city and worked with us every step of the way. Their attention to detail was phenomenal, and they continue to provide our museum with an excellent risk management program today. MDP’s people are professional, enjoyable, and experts at what they do.

Barry Roseman, COO, EVP, Lower East Side Tenement Museum