Matthew Ingram has been in the insurance field since 2001. He’s held a Property & Casualty license since 2001 and Life & Health Insurance license since 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware holding a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Business Management. Since March of 2014 Matt has worked at Hiram Cohen & Son, a full service insurance brokerage in Williston Park. As a Senior Account Executive at Hiram Cohen & Son, Matt is responsible for marketing and placement of new business and overseeing the day to day handling of client service.
AJ graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. He came into the insurance industry literally by accident, and started to work for GEICO as they embarked on a tremendous growth initiative. He has held multiple positions in claims in the GEICO New York office and is currently a Casualty Claim Supervisor for GEICO. AJ obtained his CPCU designation in 2001 and is grateful for the opportunities for education and leadership provided by the CPCU Society and the Long Island CPCU chapter board. AJ remains an avid weather forecaster.
John C. Kuehn
John C. Kuehn has 14 years of experience in the commercial property/casualty insurance industry, and currently serves as a Senior Commercial Underwriter at Merchants Insurance Group in Hauppauge. There, he is responsible for managing a commercial lines book of business, comprising auto, workers’ compensation, property, general liability, and umbrella policies.
He earned a BBA and MS in Marketing from Hofstra University, and has held a New York State Property/Casualty Insurance Brokers License since 2006. In 2015 and 2016 he earned his CPCU and ARM designations.
AINS, AIC, AIC-M, API, CPCU
Brandon started his career in the insurance industry with Amica Mutual Insurance Company as a claims adjuster after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from North Carolina A&T State University. During his career, he has held several positions from Adjuster, Claims Supervisor, Assistant Branch Claims Manager and has investigated losses in various parts of the country. In 2016, Brandon was promoted to his current role as Branch Manager of Amica’s Long Island Regional Office located in Hauppauge, NY. Brandon has obtained the AINS, AIC, AIC-M, API and CPCU designations through The Institutes.
Immediate Past President
Eric graduated from University at Buffalo in 2006 with a dual major in Communications/Political Science. He began his career in insurance at GEICO in Nov. 2007. He worked in Auto Claims handling Property Damage & No-fault claims. He recently took a position in the subrogation department at Hereford Insurance in Aug. 2015. He was recently certified as a PIP Arbitrator and obtained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in June 2013 and became involved in the Long Island CPCU chapter. Eric was the New Designee Chairperson in 2014 and Secretary in 2015. In addition to his CPCU, Eric also has a NY General Adjuster License.
CPCU Governor handling the Central NJ, NJ, and Long Island Chapters
Michelle L. Flaim
Michelle is an Underwriting Director for Travelers Select Accounts handling the Westchester and NYC territory. She began her insurance career with St. Paul handling General Liability claims. Michelle graduated with her B.A. from Fordham University and Master of Science from Quinnipiac University. She also completed AIC in 2006 and CPCU in 2010 . She was happy to serve as the 2015 President for the Long Island CPCU chapter and now as CPCU Governor in 2017. Being a CPCU and part of the Long Island Chapter has allowed Michelle to network with other insurance professionals and take on leadership opportunities outside of work. Please contact me about CPCU or a future board meeting!
Joseph Laimo is currently the 2VP of Underwriting for Travelers Select Accounts in Jericho, NY. He is responsible for the Underwriting and Production for the Metro NY and NJ region. Joe began his insurance carrier at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies as an Underwriting Trainee. He became a Sr. Underwriter handling middle market business before being promoted to Team Leader, leading a group of Middle Market Underwriters for the Long Island territory. In 2008, he took an Underwriting Director Position at Travelers, before becoming 2VP in 2013. Joe earned his CPCU designation in 2007.