Jeremy Attie joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board as President-Elect in February of 2016, and assumed the position of President and CEO on July 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Attie served as an attorney in the public sector with a focus on issues related to workers’ compensation, financial services, labor, and civil rights. Before entering the public sector, Mr. Attie practiced law at a firm in Manhattan, New York, where he represented clients on a wide variety of matters ranging from defamation to complex commercial disputes. Mr. Attie is a graduate of Cornell University (Class of 2002) and Brooklyn Law School (Class of 2005).
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB) is a non-profit, unincorporated association of insurance carriers, including the State Insurance Fund.
In conjunction with the New York Workers' Compensation Law, the Insurance Law provides for the Superintendent of Insurance to designate a rate service organization to collect the loss, premium and payroll data from each carrier, summarize this information and develop an adequate rate structure. Since the enactment of the Workers' Compensation Law in 1914, the NYCIRB has been licensed as the official organization for this purpose. As the New York rate service organization with a single dedication and focus, the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has more than 100 years of experience in understanding the workers compensation insurance coverage and underwriting of the New York market.
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NYCIRB is the premier resource and authority for workers’ compensation insurance analytics, information, research, and actuarially-based loss costs in New York State. Consistent with its integral role in the industry, NYCIRB is committed to the following strategic objectives:
Jeremy AttiePresident | Chief Executive Officer
Ziv KimmelSenior Vice President | Chief Actuary
Ziv Kimmel joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in 2008 as Director of Actuarial Research, focusing on the Rating Board’s loss cost filings, legislative analysis, as well as various research projects. He was named Vice President and Chief Actuary of the Rating Board in 2012, and Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary in 2016. Mr. Kimmel started his career in 1997 as an Actuarial Analyst at ISO, where he worked on commercial property pricings. In 2001, Mr. Kimmel joined the National Council on Compensation Insurance, where he was heavily involved in legislative analysis projects, medical cost research, as well as state rate filings. Mr. Kimmel is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. Kimmel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College in 1997, with a major in mathematics.
Vincent LicauseVice President of Finance and Administration
Vincent Licause joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in December of 2012, and assumed the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration on July 1, 2013. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Licause spent 10 years as an Audit Manager at a public accounting firm in New York City, specializing in the non-profit sector. Prior to working as an Audit Manager, Mr. Licause served as Assistant Comptroller for a large benefit fund, and as a Senior International Accountant for a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Licause is licensed in New York State as a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Masters in Business Administration from NYIT, and a Continuing Education Diploma in Finance from NYU.
Susie PatricielloVice President of Human Resources
Susie Patriciello joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board as Director of Human Resources in April of 2012, and was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in December of 2016. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Ms. Patriciello spent 15 years overseeing the human resources department at Ginsburg Development Companies, LLC – one of the largest residential developers in the Hudson Valley. Ms. Patriciello is a graduate of Champlain College and McGill University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ms. Patriciello is certified by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.
Mitchell TenzerVice President | Chief Information Officer
Mitchell Tenzer joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in May of 2008 as the Vice President of Information Technology | Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Tenzer was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young (EY) from 2005 to 2008 in the Technology and Security Risk Services division where his primary role was advising financial institutions on addressing IT infrastructure fundamentals of security, controls, reliability and trust, as well as Sarbanes / Oxley regulatory compliance. For the 12 years prior to joining EY, Mr. Tenzer was Vice President at JP Morgan Chase in Global Technology Solutions / Remote Access Services, where he managed dual-factor authentication development and support in New York, Bournemouth, and Hong Kong. Mr. Tenzer is a Cum Laude graduate of Pace University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Professional Studies.
David KnightVice President of Operations
David Knight joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in the fall of 2018 as the Assistant Vice President of Operations and was promoted to the Vice President of Operations in November of 2019. Mr. Knight began his career at American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in 2003, where he spent 15 years in the Regulatory Compliance Department. In this capacity, Mr. Knight analyzed and reported unit statistical data, detailed claim information, and medical data. Mr. Knight also played an instrumental role in implementing an analytics database encompassing all data types. Mr. Knight attended Rowan University where he studied Accounting.
Mark BattistelliVice President of Underwriting Services
Mark Battistelli joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in March of 2018 as the Vice President of Underwriting Services. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Battistelli spent 22 years at Magna Carta Companies where he was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Home Office Underwriting and was responsible for corporate regulatory and product compliance as well as commercial and personal lines product development and maintenance. For the nine years prior to joining Magna Carta Companies, Mr. Battistelli was Manager of Product Development & Maintenance at Home Insurance Companies where he developed policy forms, endorsements, underwriting manuals and product filings for the company's independent programs. Mr. Battistelli earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.
Guo HarrisonDirector of Actuarial Production
Guo Harrison joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in September of 2019 as the Director of Actuarial Production. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Ms. Harrison was a Second Vice President and Actuary in the Business Insurance Actuarial and Analytics division at Travelers from 2015 to 2019. In this capacity, Ms. Harrison led a team of regional actuaries providing pricing and strategic planning support to construction business leadership on both guaranteed cost and loss sensitive products for workers’ compensation and other commercial lines. Ms. Harrison was also responsible for driving loss sensitive initiatives across business insurance. Prior to joining Travelers, Ms. Harrison held senior actuarial positions with both national and global specialty carriers. Ms. Harrison is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Ms. Harrison obtained a Master of Arts in Mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo.
Brett KingDirector of Actuarial Research
Brett King joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board in September of 2016 as Director of Actuarial Research. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. King served for two years as the Managing Actuary of workers’ compensation at QBE where he was responsible for actuarial pricing across the company and participated on the Rating Board’s Actuarial Committee. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. King worked at Swiss Re as a Senior Actuary where he managed the workers’ compensation parameters and state strategy across the U.S. Mr. King began his actuarial career in 2001 at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (“NCCI”), where he was involved in state rate filings, pool reserving, and medical, legislative, and class ratemaking research projects. Prior to Mr. King’s work at NCCI, he taught mathematics for six years. Mr. King is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Mr. King graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Cum Laude, from Florida Atlantic University in 1995.
Benjamin WitkowskiDirector of Actuarial Products and Special Projects
Benjamin Witkowski joined the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board as the Director of Actuarial Products and Special Projects in July of 2019. Prior to joining the Rating Board, Mr. Witkowski spent 14 years working for The Hartford holding various positions including Director and Actuary - Workers’ Compensation Reserving and Claims Analytics. In that role, Mr. Witkowski developed methods to account for settlements in the workers’ compensation system along with other methods that adjust for changes in the workers’ compensation claims environment. Prior to his tenure at The Hartford, Mr. Witkowski spent 4 years at Fireman’s Fund in California. Mr. Witkowski achieved his Fellowship in the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2006. Mr. Witkowski graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics/Economics with a minor in Actuarial Statistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000.