Officers & Directors

President

Robert Young

Contact: robert.young@xlcatlin.com

Robert A. Young, CPCU, P.E. is a Vice President and Senior Underwriter for Energy for North America Property & Casualty at XL Catlin. Robert has also previously served as a Director of the New York Chapter. He is backed by over 30 years Loss Control Engineering and Underwriting expertise in the HPR, Chemical and Power Gen arenas. In addition he has his Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) by examination. Robert is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and has served in all positions of the Chicago Northwest Chapter CPCU from Directorships through President.

 

President-Elect

Steve Isenburg

Contact: steven.isenburg@starrcompanies.com

Steve Isenburg, CPCU is Learning and Development Manager, Human Resources The Starr Companies. Steve is responsible for all training initiatives, organizational development and performance management for Starr’s domestic employees.  In addition, he manages the Starr Global Associates Program and serves as an adviser to Starr’s Veterans initiative. Steve began working in the insurance industry in 1988 and obtained his CPCU designation in 2001.  During his career he has worked in Claims, Operations and Human Resources with Travelers, State Farm, Tower Group Companies as well as serving as a consultant with Zurich.

Immediate Past President

Don George

Contact: don.george@us.rsagroup.com

Don George, CPCU, RPLU is the US Vice President for Casualty and Professional Liability Underwriting for Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Agency (their MGA in the US) for the last 12 years. He received his CPCU in 2008 and also has an Associate in Commercial Underwriting, Associate in Risk Management, and the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designations. He is a member of the CPCU Society's International Insurance Interest Group (3iG) and the Europe Chapter.

Vice President

Frank Semar

Contact: fsemar@gny.com

Frank Semar, CPCU works at GNY Insurance Companies. He is a Senior Underwriter who holds the CPCU, WCP, AIS, ARe and AU-M designations. He is a proud graduate of St. John's University School of Risk Management and currently serves as the Chairman of the Education Committee for the CPCU New York Chapter.

 

Secretary

Gina Ciorciari

Contact: gina.ciorciari@gmail.com

Gina Ciorciari, CPCU, AU, AIS, AINS, ASLI has been a CPCU designee since 2012. Gina is currently a sales operations analyst for Aon, focused on client research, data and analytics, and local marketing initiatives. Prior to this, for a total of 6 years, she worked for various underwriting operations groups within the Consumer Insurance and Commercial Insurance business units of AIG.

Treasurer

Jaclyn Nowicki

Contact: jaclyn.nowicki@zurichna.com

Jaclyn Nowicki, CPCU has worked with Zurich for the past five years and prior to that with Liberty Mutual. She is in business development for the New York Metro area. Jacki is a graduate of Penn State University with an accounting major and economics minor. She obtained her CPCU in 2011 and also has her CIPA and APA.

Co-Treasurer

Richard Schulz

Contact: rschulz@iso.com

Richard Schulz, CPCU is Director of Statistical Data Management at Verisk Analytics / ISO. Rich has held various positions over more than 35 years at ISO, most notably in the data management, actuarial and research areas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Mathematics, both from Hunter College. He holds several insurance designations including Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM) from the Insurance Data Management Association, as well as several Institute designations – AIAF, ARC, AIT, AIS, ARM, ARM-E, and ARM-P. He is also a Student of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

Director to 2017

George Corde

Contact: george.corde@aig.com

George Corde, CPCU is Head of Multinational Casualty at AIG. He has more than 25 years of insurance experience with specialization in multinational insurance program development, automobile insurance, construction and captive programs. George was a Past President of the New York Chapter, a former CPCU Governor and a member of the Society’s International Insurance Interest Group (3iG).

Director to 2017

Richard Marsh

Contact: rmarsh@gmgunderwriters.com

Richard Marsh, CPCU, ARM  is Cross Border Practice Leader at GMG Underwriters, LLC working from Norwalk, CT. His practice specializes in foreign package, kidnap, travel accident and Defense Base Act business for brokers and insurers. He has previously held related positions at carriers including AIG, ACE, Chubb and Atlantic Mutual. His CPCU was conferred in 2007,

Director to 2018

Marsha Cohen

Contact: cohen@reinsurance.org

Marsha A. Cohen, CPCU is Senior Vice President, Director of Education at The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA). Marsha is responsible for RAA’s Reinsurance Education Institute. She has won numberous awards including: APIW's “Insurance Woman of the Year”, Business Insurance Leading 100 Women and APIW's “Women of the Future Award”. She is a committee member of the Reinsurance Section of the CPCU Society, Board Member and Past Chair of the Insurance Education Council to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.

Director to 2018

Eileen McSweeny

Contact: emcswee1166@gmail.com

Eileen P. McSweeny, CPCU, MBA is CEO of Fire Lake Consulting, a risk, insurance and sales education consulting firm. Eileen brings over 30 years of risk and insurance credentials to her newest venture. She retired from Marsh USA where she held the position of SVP and Global Risk Management Client Executive in New York. Prior to Marsh, Eileen was senior casualty underwriter with domestic and global insurers. She holds multi-state P&C and Life, A&H insurance broker licenses. Eileen serves on the Board of a Westchester County, NY based no-profit organization. She is recipient of APIW Enterprising Achiever Award early in her career.

 

Director to 2019

Steve Anderson

Contact: anderson@theinstitutes.org

Stephen G. Anderson, CPCU, AIC, AIM, AINS, AIS, API, ARM, ITP, SPHR joined The Institutes in January 2015 as Sales Account Executive with responsibility for the NY Metro and International markets. Steve has 30 years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining The Institutes Steve was the Manager of Learning and Development at Verisk Analytics (ISO), Jersey City, NJ. His experience includes formulating corporate and departmental learning strategies, executive coaching, 360 feedback, succession planning, onboarding programs, distance learning and insurance education student programs.

 

Director to 2019

Vincent Bellusci

Contact: vincent.bellusci@zurichna.com

Vincent Bellusci, CPCU, ARM Head of Zurich Commercial Relationship Management East RegionVince and his team are responsible for managing a diverse client base and their broker partners. His team seeks to create tailored solutions for Zurich customers with complex risk portfolios.

Director to 2019

Joseph Buono

Contact: joseph.buono@wellsfargo.com

Joseph M. Buono, CPCU Senior Vice President, North Region Placement Leader – National Accounts, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. Joe joined Wells Fargo Insurance Services in 2006 as Regional Casualty Marketing Executive for the Risk Management sector. Joe has over 30 years of brokerage experience in marketing primary, alternative risk casualty programs as well as umbrella/excess liability placements. He is well regarded by the underwriting, brokerage and risk management community for his technical insights about the casualty insurance arena.

Governor

Gail Brunje

Contact: gail.brunje@zurich.com

Gail M. Brunje, CPCU is a Vice President of International Surety at Zurich and prior to that worked for AIG. She has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience, specializing in the international surety arena. Gail has served as Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Surety Underwriters Association of New York. She earned her CPCU desigantion in 1995 and is an active member of the New York Chapter, having served as Vice President of Operations and President for the 2014 term. Gail is the current Chapter Governor for the New York, Westchester and Bermuda Chapters and is a member of the Society's International Insurance Interest Group (3iG).