Tom Coticchio, CPCU
Executive Vice President | Property/Package Specialist
Tom Coticchio, Executive Vice President, has worked for several national insurers including Chubb prior to joining the William H. Connolly & Co. team in 1985. In addition to his role on the Connolly Executive Management Team, Tom handles a number of accounts in the religious/nonprofit, hospital property, manufacturing, and professional services areas. He also serves as a resource on property rate and loss control analysis as well as manages the property and auto-mobile claims operations.
Tom is a graduate of the City University of New York, and received his Chartered Property and Casualty (CPCU) designation in 1992. He successfully completed Michigan State University’s Certified Workers Compensation Professional course, OSHA’s Certified Construction Safety trainer course, and has attended numerous conferences and seminars on fire protection and safety engineering. He has also served on product development advisory boards for several insurers.
For more than 20 years Tom has been a member of both client acquisition teams and client safety/risk management committees. He has developed business continuity/disaster plans, presided over public meetings on environmental concerns for institutional clients, and has consulted on the formation of institutional risk management departments.
Tom was elected to four terms on the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education, including one term as President. For several years he was a guest lecturer for US History classes at James Caldwell High School and has previously served as a West Essex Community Emergency Response Team member. He assisted in the formation of a home for runaways in New York City and was a counselor for several years at a crisis intervention center. Tom and his wife, Mary-Jo, served two years on the Parent Advisory Board of Randolph Macon Women College, assisting the school in its recruitment efforts.
He served as a police officer in New York State, and served in the United State Air Force as an 81mm mortar gunner in Vietnam. Tom also spent one year as member of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity (The Trinitarians), a Roman Catholic Religious Order of Friars.
Tom and Mary-Jo live in West Caldwell, NJ. They have three grown daughters and four granddaughters.
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