NYIA Leadership | President | Ellen Melchionni

Ellen Melchionni, President

Ellen Melchionni
New York Insurance Association, Inc.

Ellen D. Melchionni is president of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA)—a statewide trade association that has served the property and casualty insurance industry for more than 140 years. NYIA serves its membership through public policy advocacy and educational forums, and works with its members to promote a robust insurance marketplace in New York State. As president she is responsible for overseeing all strategic and operational functions of the association and serves as the key spokesperson for the association. She regularly speaks as a New York insurance, legislative and regulatory expert.

Melchionni has served the insurance industry for more than 30 years. Prior to being named president of NYIA, Melchionni served as vice president of the association for 13 years and for three years as legislative analyst. Before coming to NYIA she was employed with both the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. She worked in leadership offices of both houses of the New York Legislature for a combined tenure of ten years.

Mrs. Melchionnni serves on the board of the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud and served as the organization’s president for 10 years. She serves on the board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Northeast Division and is a member of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Advisory Council. Melchionni holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany and held a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives for more than two decades. She served as a Trustee of the Fort Orange Club and serves on the Board of Directors for Donate Life New York State.

Melchionni holds a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany and graduated cum laude. She is a graduate of the Empire State Society of Association Executives’ Association Leadership Academy, serves as an Academy Dean and is immediate past chair of the society’s board of directors. She is also a graduate of the distinguished Albany County Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Program.

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