Insurance Brokerage Newfront Taps Jessica Graves to Lead Renowned Maritime Team

Graves brings 15 years of industry experience and deep relationships to the role

San Francisco – August 11, 2023Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage firm based in San Francisco, has promoted Jessica Graves to lead its Maritime team. Graves will serve as the Pacific Northwest Maritime Leader.

“We have an incredible Maritime team based in the Pacific Northwest, and with Jessica’s leadership, we are well positioned to help our clients achieve their goals,” said Rod Sockolov, President of Business Insurance and Private Client Services at Newfront. “Jessica is a seasoned leader with exceptional technical expertise and stellar reputation in the market.”

Graves joined Newfront in 2020 and has more than 15 years of dedicated experience in the industry. Her background involves working with a wide range of clients including commercial fishing vessels, seafood processors, tug and barge operators, boat builders, shipyards, passenger vessels, and marine contractors. In her new role, Graves is responsible for driving new business, recruiting new team members, and building the Newfront brand in the Maritime industry.

“I couldn’t be more excited to step into this role with colleagues that I respect and admire, many of whom I worked with when I began my career,” said Graves. “I look forward to finding innovative ways to strengthen our client and carrier relationships, as well as developing employee talent development strategies to ensure the ongoing vitality of the team.”

Graves has served on the board of Marine Insurance Association of Seattle and currently serves on the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial board.

To learn more about the Newfront Maritime team, visit

About Newfront

Newfront is a modern brokerage transforming the risk management, business insurance, total rewards, and retirement services space through the combination of elite expertise and cutting-edge technology. Specializing in more than 20 industries and headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices nationwide and is home to more than 800 employees serving organizations across the United State and globally. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.


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