N.Y.’s Associated Mutual Announces Appointments to Senior Management

May 7, 2015

Associated Mutual Insurance Cooperative, a multi-line regional property/casualty insurer based in Woodridge, New York, appointed Robert Wong as president and Claudia Dietz as vice president of finance and vice president of human resources.

Wong and Dietz succeed Zane Morganstein and Gary Bowers, respectively, both of whom recently retired after long careers with the company.

Working with Associated Mutual’s Board of Directors, Wong and Dietz will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the company, pursuing continued growth and premium diversification, and maintaining the company’s commitment to its policyholders and agents.

Morganstein retired as president after a 42-year tenure and will remain on the company’s Board. Bowers retired after serving 23 years as the company’s vice president of finance and vice president of human resources.

Wong joined Associated Mutual in January of 2014 as chief operating officer. He has prior experience in real estate, hospitality and finance and was most recently chairman of the Board and president of Upper Hudson National Insurance Company, a position he held between 2010 and 2013. He previously served as corporate secretary and director of Upper Hudson National from 2007 to 2009. He also served as chief operating officer of Cinium Financial Services Corp., the parent company of Upper Hudson National.

Dietz joined Associated Mutual in January of 2015 and holds over 20 years of accounting, actuarial and analytical project experience. From 2010 to 2014, she served as a school district accountant for the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services. Prior to that, she worked for over 15 years at Frontier Insurance Company in the areas of accounting, actuarial and management reporting, and reinsurance.

Associated Mutual Insurance Cooperative is a New York domiciled and admitted property/casualty insurer providing commercial multi-peril, business owners, commercial fire, homeowners, and dwelling policies. The company focuses on coverages for small businesses, particularly those in the food service trades, and individuals seeking homeowners alternatives to standard market carriers.

Associated Mutual is structured as a non-assessable, advance premium cooperative and is licensed in the State of New York. The company has been writing insurance through retail and wholesale agents and brokers since 1913.

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