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Passion investments

On demand | Hurricane preparedness: Protecting passion investments

In this on-demand webinar, experts from AccuWeather and Winston Art Group discuss increased hurricane activity and best practices to protect art, wine, and other passion investments from hurricane-related damage. Insurance marketplace trends were also discussed. 

Complete the form to listen to Hurricane Preparedness: Protecting Passion Investments.


Jonathan Porter
Chief Meteorologist, AccuWeather
Jonathan Porter is AccuWeather’s Senior Vice President, Weather Content and Forecast Operations and Chief Meteorologist. He is one of AccuWeather’s most accomplished subject matter experts. In this key leadership role, he blends his background in meteorology, weather news forecasting, and information technology to collaborate with the world’s leading government meteorological services and other key data providers to acquire top-tier weather information and content to integrate the most advanced weather data and technologies into AccuWeather’s products and services. Jon led AccuWeather’s B2B unit, AccuWeather For Business (formerly AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions or AES) for four years, delivering valuable new products to the company’s portfolio, to help businesses minimize losses and liability, while maximizing profits and operational efficiency. AccuWeather For Business achieved significant growth during his tenure.

Michelle DuBois
Senior Director, Winston Art Group
Michelle DuBois has a Ph.D. in art history from Boston University. Her specific area of expertise is mid-twentieth century American abstract painting, and she also has a strong depth of knowledge in 19th and 20th century American painting, European modern art, African American modern art, and photography. As head of Winston Art Group’s Boston office, Michelle focuses primarily on business development in the Northeast, including Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island. She has been engaged in various aspects of the art world for more than 20 years. She has worked in retail gallery and museum settings, taught university-level art history courses, and has lectured on a variety of art historical topics in settings such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as venues in Seattle, Boston, Providence and Newport, RI. Michelle is the author of numerous publications.

Brian Ward
Director, Fine Wine & Whiskey; Winston Art Group
Brian has been in the collectibles industry for almost 20 years, focusing on wine for the last 8 years. Currently, he acts as both the President of WineAdvise and the Director of Fine Wine & Whisky at Winston Art Group. Prior to this, he was Director of Business Development for Benchmark Wine Group and Associate Editor of The Wine Market Journal. Brian helps clients with the full range of wine and whisky collecting including appraisal, collection management, acquisition and advisory for investment and the deaccession of a collection. Brian works with private collectors, insurance companies, wealth management firms and trust and estate attorneys to assist with all aspects of a wine or whisky collection.

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