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Meet the Players from our 2015 Tournament



  • Alex Phillips
  • Eric Massi
  • Jordan Hayes
  • Tyler Banks
Willis Group Holdings PLC is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 associates. Listed on the NYSE, headquartered in London and domiciled in Dublin, the company is led from the New York and London offices.
Lockton Insurance Brokers 
  • Joe Rodriguez
  • Dan Tanner
  • Paul Tanner
  • Chris Petrosino
Lockton is the world's largest independent, privately-owned global insurance broker with more than 4,450 professionals working throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This, in combination with Lockton's strategic relationships, gives Lockton the ability to service clients in virtually every country in the world.
Alliant Insurance 
  • Lawrence McMahon
  • Jim Castle
  • Larry Weitzen
  • Randy McCann
Alliant Americas employs a vast network of resources to offer targeted insurance, risk management, and consulting services to move clients forward in a competitive marketplace. The Alliant Americas commitment centers on offering the personal service and market knowledge of a regional brokerage backed by the power and strength of a national platform. Alliant Americas’ charge is to lift America’s midsized businesses to higher levels of success by working tirelessly and thinking forward.
G2 Insurance Services 
  • Jason Goldman
  • Paul Puccioni
  • Chris Qvale
  • Matthew Goldman
G2 has assembled a highly respected and dedicated team of personal insurance specialists with an average of 25 years of experience to help high-net-worth individuals, families, and family offices manage risk and plan for the future. 

G2's team has a unique understanding of the challenges facing clients and is deeply committed to working closely with them—from the initial discussions to learn what's important, to a review that compares the coverage clients have versus the coverage they need, and finally, determining the best way to implement coverages on an ongoing basis. 
Sullivan Curtis Monroe 
  • Albert Hernandez
  • Don Chedwick
  • Greg Ganzaerla
  • Ken Potalivo
For over 80 years, SCM’s commitment to personalized client-service and innovation has remained at the forefront of their core values. These principles make SCM the Employee Benefits partner-of-choice for middle market companies and the employer-of-choice for creative professionals dedicated to solving client challenges. Clients quickly embrace the advantages of collaborating with SCM’s established team of Employee Benefits specialists. 

SCM’s process simplifies the increasing complexity of Employee Benefits. As a result, clients save time and money, while employees understand and appreciate their benefits package. 



TDC Companies 
  • Denny Tucker
  • Josh Harmon
  • Tom Hopkins
  • Jason Cart
TDC Companies is a multifaceted network of financial services firms in business to serve successful individuals, families, and businesses. 

Clients include business owners, their businesses, high-profile executives, as well as athletes and entertainers often requiring complex wealth and risk management solutions. TDC's solutions include finding ways to preserve, protect and grow the wealth their clients have worked a lifetime to build. 
  • Charles Cunningham
  • Chris Shanks
  • Brett Woodward
  • Kip Read
NFP Property and Casualty (P&C) Private Client Group focuses exclusively on serving the personal insurance needs of high net worth individuals and families across the U.S. as well as in parts of Canada and Europe. We're committed to changing your expectations of an insurance brokerage through one simple principle: 

Do what's right - by you, our people and our underwriters. 

The result is a different, better insurance experience that provides the kind of service you may have thought didn't exist anymore. 
Hays Company 
  • John Quinlan
  • Steven Scott
  • Carolyn Schaefer
  • Steve Lerum
  • Bill Mershon.
Whether you already have significant financial assets or are on the road to high net worth, Hays Company focuses their collective attention on your distinctive needs. Hays Private Client Division offers comprehensive, yet flexible personal insurance protection for every lifestyle.

Circumstances change. Hays Company makes sure your plan evolves with you. You can contact us to have your current insurance and coverage reviewed. There’s no cost or commitment—just an opportunity to see the value that a relationship with Hays can bring to you.
  • Gil Zitin
  • Ted Buzby
  • Jeff Lannert
  • Michael Boehm
Aon’s industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in over 120 countries. Aon recognizes that clients want products and services built around their unique needs and provided by professionals with deep expertise. With worldwide distribution, a vast base of intellectual capital, and leading technology, Aon has built a professional services company focused on areas increasingly in demand: insurance brokerage, risk management, and human capital consulting.



NSI Insurance Group 
  • Bill Ritter
  • Don Chornack
  • John Nenezian
  • Marty Caifana
NSI’s Personal Lines Insurance Program provides security, innovative coverage, and comprehensive advice. The diverse team of insurance professionals will work to develop a tailor-made program that suits their clients’ lifestyles.
Celedinas Insurance Group
  • Joe Carron
  • Ray Celedinas
  • Trey Sned
  • Ned Grace
Celedinas’ Private Client Services division is comprised of a dedicated team of insurance professionals who work closely to design customized solutions for complex personal lines accounts. These accounts typically entail luxury residences and automobiles, collections, yachts, aircraft, personal excess liability, multi-state and even international exposures.
Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services
  • Chris Goldberg
  • Hunter Beebe
  • Gary Pohrer
  • Nick Rafferty
Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services offers unique and customizable insurance service programs, which also offers concierge level customer service. They pride themselves in saving their clients time and money. The companies that they partner with offer the financial strength and underwriting flexibility required to address their customer's unique exposures. 


New York

Amaden Gay Agency

For over 100 years, the Amaden Gay Agencies has been providing insurance solutions for discerning clients both within the United States and internationally. Amaden Gay Agencies' relationships with the nation's most respected insurance carriers and vast knowledge allow them to provide a comprehensive and personalized insurance experience.
Crystal & Company
  • Daniel Schloss
  • John Poplawsky
  • Barbara Ludwig
  • John Barrett
Crystal & Company provides full-service insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefits solutions to a wide spectrum of industries and disciplines, including aviation, education, energy, financial and professional services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, marine, media, non-profit, private equity and venture capital, professional services, real estate and construction, retail/wholesale, technology, and transportation. Through three generations of family management, clients have relied on Crystal & Company to deliver thoughtful insurance solutions and service of the highest caliber.
Maritime Program Group
  • Alan Plafker
  • Tim Boyle
  • Marc Salerno
  • Christopher Pesce
Maritime Program Group (MPG) is a specialty insurance program company, with 20+ years of in-house underwriting experience.

The core business segments include Recreational Marine, Inland Marine, Ocean Marine, and Private Client Services. On land or on the water, in recreational or commercial activities, we are the right choice for independent agents and brokers who need access to Marine Insurance expertise and solutions.
HD Segur 
  • Ward Manuel
  • Len Mecca
  • Bill Morris
  • Peter Sandore
H. D. Segur, Inc. provides personal insurance coverages and products to thousands of families throughout Connecticut. Our professional sales staff is trained to identify and insure your personal risk exposures. We utilize multiple carriers to provide highly competitive pricing for your automobile, home, rental properties, watercraft, umbrella and many other products. 
The Rampart Group 
  • Steven Shapiro
  • Michael Forrest
  • Gary Morris
  • Erik Harris
By delivering the finest risk management products and value-added services, The Rampart Group helps client’s secure insurance programs that are right for their unique needs to minimize exposure to loss. What sets The Rampart Group apart from other insurance brokerages is an unparalleled commitment to clients and strong history. More than 40 years of cultivating exceptional relationships with insurance companies allows them to deliver the finest, most cost competitive products to a diverse client base. 
Dayton Ritz & Osborne 
  • Jeff Brown
  • John McGuirk
  • Fred Ritz
  • George Yates
Dayton, Ritz & Osborne is the longest continuously operating insurance business on Eastern Long Island with its roots dating back to 1875. With office locations in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, their trained professionals are committed to providing superior service while identifying, evaluating and providing the best solution to clients' needs. 



New Jersey

  • Jim Peck
  • Joe Clark
  • Mark Rusas
  • Padraig Harris
Willis personal insurance professionals deliver world-class service by focusing on partnership and personal attention. High standards of communication, stewardship and individual skill and care have made Willis a leader in the field of personal insurance protection.
Otterstedt Insurance Agency
  • John Ciofalo
  • Robert Casazza
  • Phillip Orsi
  • John Campbell
Over 90 years of history and 1000s of satisfied clients to show for it. Since1919, when Fred H. Otterstedt founded the company, we've had a special tie to the families, individuals and businesses we serve. The Parisi Family has continued that tradition for over 60 years now. Joseph Parisi Sr., Lucille Parisi, and their son, Joseph Parisi, Jr. have led Otterstedt to become one of the tri-state area's leading insurance agencies, while maintaining the personal focus we began with.
Conner Strong & Buckelew
  • Christ Yingling
  • Mark Fiato
  • Matt Tiagwad
  • Tom Bernetich
Conner Strong & Buckelew is a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm. Through proprietary approaches, the firm offers customized programs designed to align with organizational goals and drive bottom-line growth.
Gallagher Bollinger 
  • Thomas Jacobson
  • Chuck Fowler
  • Rhonda Graber
  • Rod Donnelly
Gallagher Bollinger, located in Short Hills, New Jersey offers a wide variety of high quality insurance products and services to individuals, businesses, organizations and brokers on a national and international basis. 
HUB International 
  • Chris Matuch
  • Todd Winn
  • Stuart Patterson
  • Gil Santiliz
HUB International Personal Insurance provides objective counsel and holistic approach to risk management that includes comprehensive coverage from the world's leading insurers to protect your family and personal possessions. 

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