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Save the Date for Go Big 2020!
May 19, 2020 | Syracuse NY

We believe independent insurance agents serve customers best with trusted advice and the right coverage options to protect what matters most.   WATCH THE VIDEO

2019 RecapBig I New York leaders, members, and staff recently joined together for Go Big 2019, a new event for the insurance industry held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Tarrytown, New York. This exciting day featured sessions on agency valuation and cybersecurity, a panel of carrier leaders, an industry marketplace, and more.

Sessions included a carrier panel with industry leaders, a cybersecurity session, and a presentation on the internet of insurance. Speaker Bobby Reagan shared insights on what successful agencies have been doing to grow and what they should do in the years to come to succeed and increase agency value. 

Meet our leaders! You can learn more about our Board of Directors here.

Big I New York spotlighted excellent performances over the past twelve months by industry members, organizations, and companies. Read more.

The Industry Marketplace featured a select group of solution providers to help you grow your business. Learn more about each of these companies here - we've got videos of every vendor!

 Did you get a chance to check out our Industry Marketplace?



Chair of the Board  John Cofini

Immediate Past Chair of the Board  Lou Atti, CPCU

Vice Chair & Secretary/Treasurer  David Machlachlan, CPCU

National Director  Stephen Zogby

Directors James Bastian, Jessica Belleville Whitman, David Bodenstein,
Ronald Brunell CIC, 
Marianne McCormick, Nicholas Masterpole, Victor Rutecki,
Maureen Tompkins, Michael Vanderwerker

Directors -At-Large
 Steve Anderson & Jeanne Salvatore


1882 Award James D. Sutton, CPCU, AAI, CIC

Thom McDaniel Exemplar Award Joseph Headd, CPCU

The Vincent Alba Award  Ronald Brunell, CIC

Distinguished Service Award  Big I New York Staff

Joel S. Pollack Next Gen Agent of the Year  Nicholas Campbell

ACSR of the Year  Lexie Dumont, ACSR

Local Association of the Year  Big I Westchester

Top Carrier Partners
Over $100 million in NY written premium Selective
Under $100 million in NY written premium Sterling Insurance Group