Leadership

NYACT is fortunate to have representatives from most major insurance companies, law enforcement, national and regional and state regulatory agencies, and partner organizations on the Board of Directors.

Both Directors and Liaisons terms are for three (3) years, and there are no term limits on either position.  Board members attend and participate in board meetings at locations around New York State, as well as a full day annual Board Retreat, and several Board Conference Calls as needed throughout the year. Liaison representatives from law enforcement and state agencies are asked to provide privileged updates on cutting edge methods and techniques used by both criminals and law enforcement in crimes and prevention.

The Board provides leadership, wisdom, and creativity for the formulation of policy, progress, and practices that contribute to the fight to reduce the escalating cost of vehicle theft and insurance fraud.  They also attend and assist at our seminars and conferences throughout the year to network with insurance industry professionals, law enforcement personnel and government officials.

Executive Board


Chairman
Nichole Soriano
Travelers

2nd Vice Chair
Robert Pichler
CARCO Group, Inc.


2nd Vice Chair
James Beadle
Liberty Mutual Insurance


Treasurer
Brian Cook
Nationwide

Secretary
Daniel Jaeger
Chubb Insurance


Directors


Domenick J. Amendolia
Allstate Insurance

Thomas Burke
NYPD
Douglas Chu
New York Automobile Insurance Plan


Jack Couperus
MetLife


Phil Crepeau
CARCO

James Egner
Farmers Insurance
 
Stephen Englert
Hereford
Kevin Gallagher
NICB

C. David Grafmuller
Travelers
Michael P. Grosso
NYSP

Tom Kelleher
Nationwide

Gary Lombard
New York City Transit

John Marcone
NYS DFS

Peter Martin
Allstate Insurance
 


Owen McShane
NYS DMV


Eric Pappalardi
Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnity Co (MVAIC)

Ann Slattery
Progressive
   

 

Liaisons


Michael Callinan
Callinan & Smith LLP
Attorney Liaison


John Cappabianca

Joseph D'Arrigo
NYS AG

Christopher DeMatteo
Yonkers Police Dept

Pat Donohue
NYPD FAIS

John Drago
Ret. US Marshall


Christopher Hollister
NYS DMV DFI

Melissa Laughlin
The Hartford

Frank Leckler
Nassau County


Richard Marra
Suffolk County Police Dept.


Michael Occhicone
Westchester County District Attorney’s Office

Patty O'Sullivan
State Farm

Stephanie Swenton
NYS AG