ELANY Holds 34th Annual Members Meeting; Panel Looks at Crypto and E&S Market.


The Excess Line Association of New York (ELANY) held its 34th Annual Members' Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Executive Director Dan Maher opened the meeting by introducing ELANY's 2021 Annual Report. New records were set in many areas of the Excess and Surplus Line (E&S) insurance market including mergers and acquisitions, premiums and transactions.

A panel of experts discussed cutting-edge developments in the crypto space as they relate to the E&S market. The panelists included moderator Huhnsik Chung of Carlton Fields, Adam Hofmann of Nimble and Raymond Zenkick of Evertas, Inc.

The of the Board of Directors election results followed. Immediate Past Chairman Lance Becker, Vice Chairman, Northeast Region of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., was elected to serve a three-year term. John A. Buckley, Managing Director of Jencap Specialty Insurance Services and Joseph Caligiuri, Senior Property Consultant at National Coverage Corp., were both elected to new three-year terms.

Lance Becker began his career with Aon in 1991 as AVP-Broker/Account Manager and joined Aurthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2005 as VP of the Northeast Region and serves as co-director of the company's global risk management practice. Lance has served on several industry Boards including the Council on Litigation Management (CLM), Zurich's advisory board.

Lance has served on the Board of ELANY since 2011. He is a Past Chairman and currently serves as Chairman of the Nominations Committee and is a member of the Operations & Procedures Committee and the Information Resources and Security Committee. Lance's full bio is available on ELANY's website.

John Buckley has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his career in 1983 by joining Moore Excess, a surplus lines wholesaler and eventually...

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