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PIANY elects 10 to board of directors

GLENMONT, N.Y.—Professional Insurance Agents of New York State, elected 10 New York professional, independent insurance agents to serve on the board of directors at the association’s annual business meeting today in Glenmont, N.Y.

The following individuals were re-elected to serve for a three-year term, ending in 2021:

  • Richard Andrews, LUTCF, of Andrews Agency Inc., in Ithaca N.Y. Active in PIANY, Andrews is chairperson of the Company/Industry Relations Committee and is a member of the Education/Conference Committee. He also is an ex-officio member of the associations Southern Tier Advisory Council.
  • Tim Dean of Marshall & Sterling Inc., in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. An active member of PIANY, Dean is vice president of the association and serves as vice president of the Company/Industry Relations Committee. He also is a member of the Education/Conference and Executive/Budget & Finance Committees.
  • Fred Holender, CLU, CPCU, ChFC, MSFS, of Lawley Services Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. Holender will serve as immediate past president of PIANY in 2018-19. He is executive chairperson of the Executive/Budget & Finance Committee and is an ex officio member of the Company/Industry Relations, Education/Conference, Government Affairs, Member, Benefits & Services, Nominations and PIANY Political Action Executive Committees. He also is a member of the PIANYPAC Governing Committee.
  • Anthony Kammas of Skyline Risk Management Inc., in Flushing, N.Y. Kammas will serve as vice president of PIANY for 2018-19. An active member of PIANY, Kammas serves as budget & finance chair of PIANY’s Executive/Budget & Finance Committee. He also is chair of the Company/Industry Relations Committee and he is a member of the Government Affairs Committee. Kammas is a member of the PIANY National Flood Insurance Program subcommittee and he is an ex-officio member of the association’s New York City Advisory Council.
  • Frances Scott of F.A. Scott Insurance Agency in Goshen, N.Y. Active in PIANY, Scott is education vice chairperson of the Education/Conference Committee. She also is a member of the Company/Industry Relations Committee and the Hudson Valley Regional Awareness Program Committee. Scott also is an ex-officio member of the Lower Hudson Valley Advisory Council.
  • Gary Slavin, CLTC, CIC, of Mass Mutual in Greenvale, N.Y. As an active member of PIANY, Slavin is chairperson of the Member, Benefits & Services Committee and is a member of the Government Affairs Committee.
  • Leslie Rogoff of Madison Avenue Brokerage Corp. in New York, N.Y. Active in the association, Rogoff is a conference chairperson of PIANY’s Education/conference Committee. She also is a member of the Member, Benefits & Services Committee and is chairperson of PIANY’s New York City Advisory Council.

Elected to serve a three-year term expiring in 2021:

  • Jon Lipton, CIC, of Castle Rock Capacity LLC in New York, N.Y., part of EPIC Brokers. Active in PIANY, Lipton is a member of the Company/Industry Relations and Education/Conference Committees. He also is a member of the association’s New York City Advisory Council.

Elected to serve a two-year term expiring in 2020:

  • Jorge Hernandez of North Franklin Brokerage in Hempstead, N.Y. As an active member of PIANY, Hernandez is a member of the Government Affairs and Member, Benefits & Services Committees. He also is a member of PIANY’s Long Island Advisory Council.

Elected to serve a one-year term expiring in 2019:

  • Jason Bartow, AAI, CPIA, of Eugene A. Bartow Insurance Agency in Deer Park, N.Y. Active in PIANY, Bartow served as president of the New York Young Insurance Professionals, an affiliate of PIANY, from 2015-18. He also is the NY-YIP Liaison for the Government Affairs and the PIANYPAC Governing Committees.

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

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