Andre Hill Joins Preferred Mutual as Vice President

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Hill earned a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a Masters of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester. He currently resides in Rochester, N.Y.

Andre Hill has joined Preferred Mutual Insurance Company as the Vice President, Customer and Product Strategy.  Hill joins Preferred most recently from First Niagara Bank in Buffalo N.Y., where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer.  In his new role, he will be instrumental in collaborating with executive leadership and business partners to guide and direct the Company’s customer insight and product strategy initiatives. 

“In today’s world, where consumers are more empowered than ever, it’s no longer enough to simply sell a product,” said Brian Lopata, Senior Vice President, Profit Center Operations and Customer Relations at Preferred.  “To succeed, a business must support the purchase beyond the initial sale with outstanding customer service.  Andre will design, orchestrate and enhance the experience at every point of the customer journey to ensure the satisfaction of our consumers and the success of Preferred.” 

Hill brings more than 20 years of leadership in strategic planning and the execution of growth initiatives. 

He has broad experience in organizational transformation, having served as a financial services industry consultant at KPMG and holding leadership roles at Eastman Kodak Company and First Niagara Bank.  Hill earned a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a Masters of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester.  He currently resides in Rochester, N.Y.

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 235,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 450 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The mutual insurance company, in business since 1896, employs more than 270 employees and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. The company is rated “A” for excellent through A.M. Best.

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