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Heck Elected Chair of New York Insurance Association

Cassandra Anderson
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ALBANY, N.Y.—Elizabeth Heck, president and chief executive officer of Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company (GNY), was elected chair of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA) at the association’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 2, 2017 in Latham, N.Y.

Heck is serving a one-year term that began Jan. 1, 2018.

“Liz is a proven leader who will without question be a tremendous asset to the association,” Ellen Melchionni, president of NYIA said. “She is known for her great expertise and straightforward approach, which is certain to be a winning combination for the industry’s efforts in New York.”

Heck has held the position of president and chief executive officer of Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company since 2015. She has been with GNY since 2001, first as controller, then serving as chief financial officer and subsequently president and chief operating officer before being named to her current role. She is a certified public accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the accounting profession, including more than 20 years working with property and casualty insurance companies. She commenced her career at Ernst & Young. Prior to joining GNY, she worked at both Home Insurance Company and GRE Insurance Group where she served in high-level financial positions.

She is active in many insurance-related trade organizations holding board seats and officer positions, including the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board, and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Her philanthropic activities include board membership on the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Heck has served on the NYIA board of directors since 2014. She has served as an officer of the association since 2015, most recently as first vice chair. In addition to serving on NYIA’s board of directors, she has also served on association committees. Heck earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College.

Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company has been servicing policyholders since 1914—protecting businesses, mitigating losses, defending claims—while maintaining the highest standard of financial stability. Located in New York, N.Y., GNY has been rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best for more than 30 consecutive years.

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA®) is a state trade association that has represented the property and casualty insurance industry for more than 130 years.


A headshot of Heck is available upon request.

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