Richard A. Loconte Named President and CEO of the Life Insurance Council of New York.


* The Life Insurance Council of New York, Inc. (LICONY) has named Richard A. Loconte as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Loconte will join LICONY from Oscar Health Insurance where he currently serves as Vice President of Government Affairs. His appointment is effective February 15.

"Rich brings a robust insurance background and a wealth of experience to this important position," said Frederick L. Wortman, chair of the LICONY Board of Directors and Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Administration Officer of Security Mutual Life. "Rich understands the important role life insurance products and annuities play in protecting the financial health and retirement security of New York families. We look forward to working with Rich as he leads our advocacy efforts."

Mr. Loconte succeeds Mary A. Griffin, who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LICONY since April 2016.

"I would like to thank Mary personally, and on behalf of present and former board members, for her many contributions to LICONY's growth and success. As the first woman to lead LICONY, Mary's transformational leadership, vision, results-oriented focus, and commitment have enhanced the association's reach and influence. She has laid the groundwork for years of future success," said Mr. Wortman.

"I am honored to be selected to lead LICONY and appreciate the trust that Rick and the board have placed in me to continue and build upon the important work that Mary has accomplished," said Mr...

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