Oct. 7, 2013
Join your colleagues in the wholesale community at the PIWA Annual Recognition Dinner on November 6, 2013 at Battery Gardens in Lower Manhattan. Bernd G. Heinze, Esq, CLU & Executive Director of the AAMGA will be the featured keynote speaker for the evening. Dan Maher of ELANY and PIWA's Legislative Representative Bob Pastel will give an update on state and federal issues, and the 10th Annual Abe Snyder Memorial Scholarship will be presented.
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In accordance with the bylaws of the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association of New York, the following Directors have been nominated for a two-year term, expiring in 2015:
Eric Keller, HR Keller & Co., Inc. Buffalo, NY
Tony Sidoni, Charles A. Walker Corp. Syracuse, NY
David Pietrowski, LoVullo Associates, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Michael DeFeo, NIF Group, Inc. Manhassett, NY
Barry Walfish, Jimcor Agencies, Plainview, NY
Three new directors have been nominated for a one-year term, expiring in 2014:
Jay Levy, Morstan General Agency, Inc.
Robert Farella, AmWins Brokerage of NY
David J. Louie, David J. Louie, Inc.
The slate of officers for the 2013-14 term are as follows:
President – Maya Cruz, RPS-CESI, New York, NY
Vice President – Barry Walfish, Jimcor Agencies, Plainview, NY
Treasurer – Michael DeFeo, NIF Group, Inc. Manhassett, NY
Secretary – Tony Sidoni, Charles A. Walker Corp. Syracuse, NY
Immediate Past President – JoAnn Peri, Cowles & Connell, Brewster, NY
The aforementioned candidates will be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting on November 6, 2013 in New York City. Any member wishing to propose an independent nomination to the president may do so, in writing, not less than 15 days prior to the annual meeting.
The following bylaw changes have been approved by the PIWA Board of Directors and will be voted on by the membership at the annual meeting on November 6, 2013 in New York City.
(Underlined phrases shall be added; stricken shall be deleted)
Section 1 The annual meeting of the association shall be held at the time and place to be designated by the board of directors. Notice of such meeting shall be mailed or emailed to the last recorded address of each member at least 30 days prior to the date of such meeting.
Section 2 Past Presidents: A Past President of this Association, upon the completion of his elected term of President, shall become an honorary member of the Board of Directors, and shall be entitled to the privilege of discussion and voting at any meeting of the Board as long as he remains active as or employed by a licensed New York State excess lines broker active in the insurance business and is a member of the Association in good standing. Past Presidents who have been absent from two (2) consecutive meetings of the Board of Directors during a single administrative year shall forfeit their voting privileges. However, the board of directors shall consider each absence as a separate circumstance and may expressly waive such absence by affirmative vote of a majority of its members. Such forfeiture of voting privileges shall be automatically reinstated after two (2) consecutive meetings have been attended. Board meetings at the time of the Annual Meeting are considered as one for this purpose.
Section 5 Nomination of candidates: The Nominating Committee, to be appointed by the president, shall nominate, from among the regular members of the association, candidates for the board of directors to be voted upon at the association's annual meeting. At least 75% of the directors shall principally operate from the New York location of a New York excess lines licensee. Not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the annual meeting, the director nominees shall be proposed in writing to the membership. Any member may propose independent nominations for directors by written notice to the president not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the annual meeting.
Section 2 Nomination of candidates: The president shall appoint a Nominating Committee which shall select a slate of officers to be elected by a majority vote of the board of directors at a regularly scheduled board or membership meeting. Each officer shall be a member of the board of directors, and shall principally operate from the New York location of a New York excess lines licensee.
Section 4 Vacancy: In the event a vacancy occurs in the office of the president, the vice president shall succeed to the office. Any other vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the board of directors. The officer so chosen shall serve until the next regular membership meeting, and shall continue to serve until the next regularly scheduled election of officers.
Section 2 An annual audit, financial review or compilation of the accounts of the association shall be made by a qualified auditor appointed by the board of directors.