Big I New York, the state's premier independent insurance producer trade association, this week elected BNC Principal, John Cofini as its chair of the board for the 2019-20 term. Cofini was sworn in during a May 21 ceremony at Big I New York's Go Big 2019 event, held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown in Tarrytown, New York.
A member of the Big I New York board of directors since 2015, Cofini is a member and past president of Big I Westchester, which represents independent insurance agents and brokers in Westchester County. He worked for an insurance company before joining Milbrandt Insurance as a producer and officer. Milbrandt merged with BNC Insurance Agency in 2014. A graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, he resides with his family in Nanuet, New York.
After his installation, Cofini shared, "Independent insurance agents and brokers are relevant. The change that's surfacing is in the tools." He emphasized "the need to shift to a growth mindset where we understand the value of our businesses, embrace technology and engage with carriers to enhance what we deliver to our customers." The new chair declared that "Big I New York believes independent agents serve customers best, and we will continue to champion them in all we do."