Andrew Forstenzer Joins Preferred As General Counsel

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Throughout Forstenzer's professional career, he has served in multiple leadership roles. Most recently Forstenzer was engaged as Of Counsel to the Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker national law firm in Dallas, TX.

Andrew Forstenzer has joined Preferred Mutual Insurance Company as General Counsel. Throughout his professional career, he has served in multiple leadership roles. Most recently he was engaged as Of Counsel to the Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker national law firm in Dallas, TX. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel for the Crump Group, a leading national insurance wholesaler and as Vice President-Senior Litigation Counsel for Marsh & McLennan Companies. In his new role, Forstenzer will represent Preferred in its legal matters while also heading the Governmental Affairs and Claims Counsel departments.  

"Central to the future success of our Company is a renewed focus to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers," said Christopher Taft, President and Chief Executive Officer at Preferred. "This commitment demands that we continuously improve our operations and always seek opportunities to better align our work. Andy's reputation in corporate law and complex litigation matters precedes him, and I have full confidence in his ability to provide the direction needed to align all of Preferred's legal accountabilities."

Forstenzer earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University Law School, and a Masters in Corporation Law from New York University Law School. He has been and will continue to be active in various industry associations.

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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