Written by Mindy F. wolfle  |  29. June 2011

Garden City, NY-based benefits and risk management consultants, Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC, have announced the appointment of Cheryl White-Leys to the position of senior risk consultant in the firm's Risk Management Services division, where experienced risk management and insurance professionals identify risk, examine the adequacy of existing programs and develop customized solutions to reduce exposure, eliminate duplicate coverage and minimize premiums. In this capacity, White-Leys is primarily responsible for servicing and marketing new and existing business, customer service, rating, client review meetings, and maintaining relationships with insurance carriers. ABOUT CHERYL WHITE-LEYS Cheryl White-Leys, who holds a New York State property and casualty broker's license and a life and accident agent's license, joined Chernoff Diamond in May 2011, bringing with her nearly 25 years' experience as a commercial lines account executive. Most recently, she was associated with Garden City-based Sobel Affiliates, (Brown & Brown of Garden City, Inc.), where she served as director of marketing in addition to her role as commercial lines account manager. Earlier in her career, White-Leys worked at Filos Agency and Louis D. Krasner, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from Adelphi University, which she pursued while working full-time. White-Leys grew up in Baldwin, NY, attending Baldwin High School. She now resides in Oceanside, NY with her husband James Leys, an employee of the Village of Freeport, and their children Emily Leys, age 9 and Zachary White, age 16, as well as the family's pet, Kerry, an eight year old boxer. White-Leys' interests include travel, water activities and spending time on Long Island's beaches. ABOUT CHERNOFF DIAMOND Chernoff Diamond is a nationally recognized benefits and risk management advisory firm providing in-depth services to meet the many complex and interrelated challenges faced by individual, business and professional clients. The firm's competitive advantage is rooted in its highly experienced professionals, proprietary programs and products, and advanced in-house technological capabilities used to expand services, not replace them. Chernoff Diamond delivers the expertise, perspective and services to design, implement and administer employee benefit programs, pension, profit sharing and 401(k) plans, programs of executive and deferred compensation and sophisticated life insurance plans advantaged by ongoing in-force management. The firm's senior consulting actuaries, advanced underwriters and corporate benefits consultants are innovative leaders, providing business-smart advice. Chernoff Diamond has earned the well-deserved reputation of delivering large firm expertise with the responsiveness and efficiency of a boutique. # # #

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