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For immediate release: May 25, 2017




New York Financial Services Superintendent Vullo to Deliver Keynote Address

Buffalo, N.Y.—The New York Insurance Association, Inc. (NYIA) is holding its 2017 Annual Conference to discuss critical issues impacting the property and casualty insurance industry and potential ways to enhance the insurance marketplace in New York. Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, Maria Vullo, will deliver the keynote address.

WHAT                2017 Annual Conference
The agenda includes these additional sessions:

  • The Changing Tides of Cyber Risk
  • Fighting Fraud Together
  • Debating Disruptors: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
  • Town Hall Meeting with Legislators
  • Washington’s Economic Agenda and the Outlook for Capital Markets
  • Small Company Roundtable

WHEN                Wednesday, May 31–Friday, June 2, 2017

WHO                   Speakers include:

  • James Trainor, senior vice president, AON Cyber Solutions Group
  • Floyd Holloway, counsel, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • Kevin Gallagher, director field operations – northeast region, National Insurance Crime Bureau
  • Frank Orlando, director of criminal investigations – insurance frauds bureau, New York State Department of Financial Services
  • David Rioux, vice president special investigations, Erie Insurance Group
  • Candace Vogel, chief, special investigations unit, Erie County District Attorney’s Office
  • Maria Vullo, superintendant, New York State Department of Financial Services
  • Bernard Turi, senior vice president, general counsel, general auditor & chief risk officer, Utica National Insurance Group
  • Michael Cronin, principal, Cronin Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Alex Tsetsenekos, founder, Archimedes Analytics LLC
  • William Melchionni, deputy head, U.S. federal and state government affairs, American International Group, Inc.
  • Senator Chris Jacobs, New York State Senate
  • Senator Timothy Kennedy, New York State Senate
  • Assemblymember Stephen Hawley, New York State Assembly
  • Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes, New York State Assembly
  • Assemblymember Ray Walter, New York State Assembly
  • Harry Starrett, senior client strategist, New England Asset Management Group
  • Matthew Benedict, president, Midstate Mutual Insurance Company

WHERE              Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York 14202


Additional information is available at www.nyia.org/events. Contact Cassandra Anderson at (518) 432-4227,

(518) 312-3315 or canderson@nyia.org with questions or to attend the event.

NYIA is looking to advance the “storm chaser” legislation that our members voted on as a priority item for the association, and WE NEED YOUR HELP. We judiciously activate our grassroots network, but think this is a time when input from companies like yours will go a long way in getting the bill passed in both houses. We encourage you to ask your employees to join in this grassroots effort.

To participate, simply copy and paste the text below into an email, fill in the specifics about your company and send the message to your state Senator and Assemblymember. If you don’t know your legislators’ names you can search for your Senator using the Find Your Senator feature or viewing the District Map on the Senate website and your Assemblymember using the Search by Address feature on the Assembly website.

Text of email to legislators:

I am writing from [INSERT COMPANY NAME], a property and casualty insurance company doing business in New York with [INSERT NUMBER OF] policyholders, about the need for greater consumer protections for homeowners recovering from a disaster.

I urge you to SUPPORT S3897A/A3246A and safeguard New Yorkers and insulate communities. The bill will protect homeowners from scam artists and ensure their homes are properly and safely repaired after a catastrophe.

New York should follow the lead of the more than 20 states that have already passed similar legislation and discourage scam artists from taking advantage of the residents of our state. The passage of this bill will enhance consumer protections and help homeowners at a time when they need it most.

The vast majority of roofers are honest and principled, but there are a select few who prey on disaster victims to line their own pockets. Too often after a catastrophe, scam artists flock to the affected area claiming to be qualified roofing contractors, targeting the elderly and the vulnerable to make some quick cash.


These fly-by-night operations perform shoddy or incomplete work—crowding out legitimate local businesses—or simply take a homeowner’s money and run. New York saw this occur with a number of extreme weather events experienced across the state. Please support this legislation and put stronger safeguards in place for our state’s residents.