New York Insurance Association Elects Officers, Board Directors

November 27, 2013

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) recently elected its 2014 officers and board of directors at the association’s annual meeting.

The following officers were elected for a one-year term ending Dec. 31, 2014:

• Chair: Bernard Turi, senior vice president, Utica National Insurance Group, Utica, N.Y.

• First vice chair: Steven Coffey, president and chief executive officer, Broome Co-operative Insurance Company, Vestal, N.Y.

• Second vice chair: Elizabeth Heck, president and chief operating officer, Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company, New York, N.Y.

• Treasurer: Marlene Benton-Sherwood, president, Fulmont Mutual Insurance Company, Johnstown, N.Y.

The following directors were elected for a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2016:

• Steven Coffey, president and chief executive officer, Broome Co-operative Insurance Company, Vestal, N.Y.

• Charles Makey, senior vice president, insurance operations, Merchants Insurance Group, Buffalo, N.Y.

• Nicholas Masi, government and industry affairs manager, Farmers Group, Inc., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

• Norman Orlowski, president, Erie and Niagara Insurance Association, Williamsville, N.Y.

The New York Insurance Association is a state trade association that has represented the property/casualty insurance industry for more than 130 years.

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