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Michael Skeele, CIC, CPIA

PIANY President

Michael Skeele, CIC, CPIA, is president of Skeele Agency Inc., a third-generation independent insurance agency with five locations, including DeRuyter, Cazenovia, Chittenango, Manlius and New Hartford, N.Y.

President of PIANY, Skeele has served on nearly every committee for the association, including vice president of Business Issues, Programs & Services and Legislative and Regulatory committees. He also is a member of the Executive/Budget & Finance Committee and chair of the Syracuse Advisory Council. In 2006, he received the New York Young Insurance Professionals Volunteer of the Year award.

Active in his community, he has served as vice president of the DeRuyter Central School board for 10 years. He is board member of the DeRuyter Farm and Garden Co-op, and served for 30 years as treasurer of the DeRuyter Masonic Lodge. He also has been both trustee for the village of DeRuyter and a volunteer fireman for the DeRuyter Fire Department for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Manlius Chamber of Commerce and the Tionghnioga Ruritan Club and coached varsity boys soccer for 27 years.