New York Insurance Association Elects 2015 Officers and Board Directors

November 21, 2014

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) elected its 2015 officers and board of directors at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 13. The following officers were elected for a one-year term ending Dec. 31, 2015:

Chair: Bernard Turi, senior vice president, general counsel, general auditor and chief risk officer, 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, 2017:

Martin Doto, senior vice president of government affairs and claims, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, New Berlin, N.Y.

Stephen Harris, president & chief executive officer, Sterling Insurance Company, Cobleskill, N.Y.

Floyd Holloway, counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Chadds Ford, Penn.

Mark Prechtl, executive vice president/chief executive officer, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company, Jamestown, 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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