About LIIC

The Long Island Insurance Community (LIIC) began in 1995 when a dozen LI insurance industry leaders got together to create a vehicle to give back to the community and to those less fortunate. Today more than 500 insurance industry executives and business leaders gather together to raise funds at its annual gala.

The LIIC has raised more than $5 million at its annual galas, for Long Island charities.

The goal continues to be bringing the insurance community together to change the lives of Long Islanders in need. The gala annually honors industry and business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the community that has improved the quality of life for their neighbors.

Year Honoree Company
2019 Dino E. Robusto, Chairman of the Board & CEO CNA Financial Corporation
2018 Robert M. Zak, President and CEO Merchants Insurance Group
2017 Peter N. Resnik, President of Insurance / Northeast Region Sales Director  Interboro Insurance Co./UPC Insurance Co.
2016 Kevin Pearce, Assistant Vice President, Personal Insurance and Sean Ramalho, Regional Vice President, Select Acounts Travelers Insurance
2015 Michael Cavallaro, Director & Chief Operating Officer ARC Excess & Surplus LLC
2014 J. Douglas Robinson, Chairman of the Board & CEO Utica National Insurance Group
2013 Doug Elliot, President Commercial Markets The Hartford
2012 Richard “Ricky” Spiro, Executive VP & CFO Chubb Corp.
2011 Robert M. Zak, President & CEO Merchants Insurance Group
2010 Thomas F. Motamed, Chairman and CEO CNA Insurance
2010 David Perry, Sr. VP Claims CNA Insurance
2009 Dennis J. Otmaskin, CPCU, Regional President NE Harleysville Insurance Company
2009 Thomas W. Glancy, CPCU, AIC, Regional Vice President NE Claims Harleysville Insurance Company
2008 Richard P. Kearns, Chief Administrative Officer Zurich Financial Services
2008 Alice T. Kane, General Counsel NA Zurich Financial Services
2007 Michael H. Lee, President & CEO Tower Group Companies
2006 Lisa Tepper, Regional President Travelers
2006 Peter Brown, Regional Vice President Travelers
2006 Ricky Jones, Field vice President, Claims Services Travelers
2005 Marita Zuraitis, President Hanover Insurance/Allmerica Financial
2005 Stephen T. Dooley Dooley Deremer Orr Agency
2004 Michael D. Davidson, Vice President Independent Agent Organization, MetLife Auto & Home
2004 Joseph DiBetta, National Director of Claims C N A Specialty Lines
2003 Klaus G. Dorfi, Chairman & CEO Atlantic Mutual
2003 Hon. Robert J. Gaffney Suffolk County Executive
2002 Ernie Lausier, President The Invantage Group, Encompass Insurance
2002 Stephen Schector, President D&D Associates
2001 J. Douglas Robinson, Pres. & CEO Utica National Insurance Group
2000 Tribute to Howard F. Treiber, The Treiber Group
1999 Richard J. Quagliaroli, President Hartford Commercial Line & Financial Services
1999 WALK FM 97.5
1998 Robert M. Zak, President & CEO Merchants Insurance Group
1998 Rivkin, Radler
1997 Dennis H. Chookaszian, CEO C N A Insurance
1997 Matthew Crosson, President LI Association
1996 Edward J. Muhl, Superintendent of Insurance NYS Insurance Dept
1996 Dean R. O’Hare, Chairiman, President & CEO Chubb
1995 Frank J. Coyne, President & COO General Accident Insurance
1995 Nelson DeMille, Best selling LI Author

A History of The Long Island Insurance Community – 20 Years