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PIANY elects officers for 2018-19

GLENMONT, N.Y.—Officers of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York State were elected for the 2018-19 administrative year at the association’s annual business meeting today.           

  • Jamie Ferris, AAI, CIC, CPIA, of Lansing, N.Y., was elected president. Ferris is president of P.W. Wood & Son Inc., in Ithaca, N.Y.
  • John R. Tomassi, CPCU, of Clifton Park, N.Y., was elected president-elect. Tomassi is president of the Winfield Group in Clifton Park, N.Y.
  • Anthony Kammas of Flushing, N.Y., was elected first vice president. Kammas is president of Skyline Risk Management Inc., in Flushing.
  • Tim Dean, CIC, CRM, of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., was re-elected vice president. Dean is president of Marshall & Sterling Inc., in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • David Sidle II, CIC, CPIA, of Trumansburg, N.Y., was elected vice president. Sidle is president and CEO of David L. Sidle Agency Inc., in Montour Falls, N.Y.
  • Michael Loguercio of Ridge, N.Y., was elected treasurer. Loguercio has been an independent broker since 1978 and is a producer for Atlantic Agency. He also services the insurance industry for Belfor Restoration.
  • Gino Orrino, CPIA, of Babylon, N.Y., was elected secretary. Orrino is principal of Orrino Capital Services LLC with offices in Babylon and New York, N.Y.
  • Fred Holender, CLU, CPCU, ChFC, MSFS, of Williamsville, N.Y., will serve as immediate past president. He is director of administration for Lawley Services Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y.

PIANY is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.

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