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The Eastern Chapter provides educational programs and networking events, primarily in New York City. Chapter events are open to anyone wanting to attend and are not limited to individuals within the region. Members and non-members are welcome! Click here to see all events that are taking place at PLUS.

Annual Eastern Chapter Sponsorship
Annual sponsors make it possible for the Chapter to hold these high quality events. Company sponsor names are posted on the PLUS website, on signage at the Chapter events, and on select promotional materials that are sent to up to 2,100 industry professionals in your local market. 2024 PLUS chapter sponsorship is now open through December 15, 2023.  Please go here to find out more and become a 2024 sponsor! 


Have an idea for a topic or want to speak at a Chapter event?
Contact one of the committee members listed below.


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Eastern Chapter Annual Winter Social
Dec 20, 2023 - Dec 20, 2023
New York, NY

Chris T Alfieri (Chapter Committee) - Huntersure, LLC
Brian M Finlay (Chapter Committee) - Aon Reinsurance Solutions
Luigi Spadafora (Vice Chair) - Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP
Dennis T Krause (Chapter Committee) - Sompo International
William A Seifert (Chapter Committee) - Arch Insurance Group
Sarah Downey (Chapter Committee) - Lockton
Blaise Chow (Committee Member) - Kennedys
Thomas Lookstein (Vice Chair) - Starr Companies
Mary Anne A Mullin (Committee Member) - QBE North America
Rich Reiter (Chapter Committee) - Fisher Broyles
Matthew Culkin (Committee Member) - PL Risk Advisors, Inc.
Wynette Venkersammy (Chapter Committee) - Hudson Insurance Group
Kate Gookin (Committee Member) - Starr Companies
Tresa Stephens (Chapter Committee) - Allianz
Denise Socrates (Chapter Committee) - Markel Specialty
Patrick Egan (Committee Member) - Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP
Cassie Quaranta (Committee Member) - Crum & Forster
Omar Dogbey (Committee Member) - Sompo International
Mike W Smith (Chapter Chair) - PLRisk Specialty Insurance Agency LLC