Bernard Turi, senior vice president, director of risk and reinsurance of Utica Mutual Insurance Company (a member company of the Utica National Insurance Group) was elected chair of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA) at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 14 in Latham, N.Y.Turi will serve a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Turi has served on the NYIA board of directors since 2007. He has served as an officer of the association since 2010, most recently as first vice chair.
Turi has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He joined Utica Mutual in 1987 as a senior claims specialist in the Errors and Omissions department. He was promoted to staff attorney in 1990 and associate claims attorney in 1995. He was named claims attorney/director of liability claims in 1999 and associate general counsel and claims attorney in 2004, the position he held prior to his most recent promotion to director of risk and reinsurance in 2011.
Turi is also an officer of Utica Mutual. He was first named as an officer as assistant vice president in 2004, promoted to vice president in 2007, and named senior vice president in 2011.
The New York Insurance Association is a state trade association that has represented the property/casualty insurance industry for more than 130 years.