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Joe Convertino Sr CEO of CH InsuranceJoseph Convertino, Sr. - CEO
Joe attended Utica College and began his insurance career in 1960 at Utica Mutual. After spending over 20 years with Wausau Insurance as a Regional Manager, and joined Jardine Insurance Brokers as President. In 1988 he served as Vice President/Principal for RMSCO Services. He presently serves as the CEO of CH Insurance Brokerage Services Co. and is an active member to all operations. Joe serves on advisory boards for local and national insurance carriers, including Utica College School of Risk Management Advisory Council. Joe resides in Camillus with his wife Darlene.

He is an active Syracuse sports fan, loves golf and spending time with his seven grandchildren.

Joe Convertino Jr. President of CH InsuranceJoseph Convertino, Jr. - President
Joe began his career in sales in 1988 with ADP. During his tenure he was a successful account executive and sales manager. In 1996 he launched into the insurance industry where he held sales roles in both property causality and group benefits. He defined CH Insurance with his leadership and sales. In 2003 he became a partner with his dad Joe Sr. as Executive Vice President. For the next decade, Joe established new accounts and cultivated CH Insurance Sales Team. In 2014 he accepted the role as President of CH Insurance. Joe graduated from Nazareth College in 1987 where he obtained a degree in Business Administration/Marketing. He was a member of the Nazareth Basketball Team for four years and was inducted into the Nazareth Sports Hall of Fame 2003.

Joe is actively involved with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of CNY. He served as president of the local association board of directors and continues to be an active board member.

He contributes to many community organizations including Joseph’s House. Joe resides in Manlius with his wife Lynda and three daughters. He enjoys golf, basketball, Syracuse sports and family.

John Sereno - Vice President
John has been part of Central New York’s Insurance Industry for the last 24 years.  He presently serves as Vice president for CH Insurance Brokerage.  As the vice president, John manages the sales development for the agency.   He has carried forward the mission of the organization to truly represent CH’s “In Your Corner” philosophy, which we proudly provide to all clients and prospects. 

Prior to his role as Vice President, John covered a variety of responsibilities.   He excelled as a customer service representative to Property & Casualty Claims and as an examiner to claims supervisor/manager. His experience in these positions led to success in the production aspect of the insurance industry. In addition to overseeing the brokerage sales production, John is responsible for maintaining and increasing his own personal book of business. 

John is a graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also holds a New York State broker license.  John resides in Cicero with his wife Maria and family.  John enjoys Syracuse University sports, golf and making homemade wine during the holidays.

 Michele Beard VP of Marketing at CH InsuranceMichelle Beard - Vice President - Marketing
Michele’s professional experience in the insurance industry covers many aspects of the business as she has been actively working in it for the last 28 years.

She has been with C.H. Insurance for 13 years and is also a representative on agency council for Hartford and Liberty Insurances.  She also serves on the PIA advisory council. Michele’s expertise is in the property/casualty side of the business.  Michele is responsible for a large book of property and casualty business.  She also plays a key role in overseeing the day to day operations to include Personal Lines and overall production of the company.  Michele’s strength is maintaining CH’s insurance carrier relationships.  Her positive attitude lends to a powerful impact on customer service that is immediate and consistent.

Michele resides in Brewerton with Steve and their 3 dogs, Roxy, Zena and Ceasar.  She enjoys spending time with her family and can be found at her favorite athletic club every morning. 

Mike Donovan - CFO
Mike is responsible for the Financial and Human Resource areas of the firm along
with working closely with the company's IT department. Mike graduated cum
laude from LeMoyne College with a B.S. in Accounting and entered Public
Accounting acquiring his C.P.A. He has held the positions of Controller and Chief
Financial Officer at Central New York manufacturing and services companies
before joining CH Insurance in 2006. Mike resides in Camillus, NY with his wife and
has 3 children. He enjoys fishing and is an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction
literature.


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