NYIA Leadership | Immediate Past Chair | Mark Prechtl

Mark T. Prechtl
Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company

Mark Prechtl is the president and chief executive officer of Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company in Jamestown, NY. He has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years. He commenced his insurance career in 1985 as a commercial lines underwriter for an independent insurance agency. Prechtl then joined Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company in 1988 as claim adjuster. In 1992, he was promoted to claim manager, and in 1997 was promoted to executive vice president/CEO. In 2020, he was promoted to his current position of president/CEO. He is the organization’s primary representative to industry and agent trade organizations, community and charitable organizations, government regulators and insurance company rating organizations.

Prechtl is a LeMoyne College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He holds a CPCU designation from The American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. He currently serves as immediate past chair of the New York Insurance Association and has been a member of the board since 2009. He is a member of their Education and Conference Planning Committee, Membership Committee, Nominating Committee and Public Relations Committee.

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