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Mark MaherMark P. Maher

President & Chief Operating Officer - NIF Group, Inc.

Mark attended the College of Insurance Work-Study Program from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, he took a full-time position as a Property Facultative Broker at Willcox Baringer Inc. and continued college at night. In 1982, he became a Property Facultative Underwriter at Kaler, Carney, and Liffler, underwriting managers for Allstate Insurance Company. In 1983, he was hired as an Underwriter for both facultative and treaty reinsurance on the New York Insurance Exchange. In 1985, he joined Danmar Associates as an Excess Lines Broker/Underwriter for both property and casualty business, which was subsequently purchased in 1990 by NIF Group and later merged into what is now the NIF Service of New York. Mark became President of NIF Services of New York in 1999. In 2006, Mark became President and Chief Operating Officer of NIF Group, Inc.

 

David VicariDavid L. Vicari

President - NIF PRO
Executive Vice President – NIF Group, Inc.

David is a wholesale brokerage expert for all Management Liability (D&O), Professional Liability (E&O) and Employment Practices Liability (EPLI) related products.  He is the President and creator of NIF PRO, a division of NIF Group, Inc. that was established in February 1994.  David was named Partner and Executive Vice President of NIF Group, Inc. in June 2001.  Prior to joining NIF, David brokered these specialty products on a retail basis with Frank Crystal & Co., Inc. Prior to that, he held various underwriting and management positions at AIG/National Union where he began his Insurance career in 1984. David is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.  


John Buckley John A. Buckley

President - NIF Services of New York
Executive Vice President - NIF Group, Inc.


John graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH in 1982. In 1983 John joined Moore Excess, a surplus lines wholesaler. He eventually purchased the firm in 1991. Moore Excess was purchased by NIF Group in 1995 and John was named Sr. Vice President and part-owner in NIF Services of New York. In June of 2006 he was named President of NIF Services of New York. John served as president of the Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association (PIWA) 1991 to 1993. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Excess Lines Association of New York (ELANY).



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NIF Group is a national program manager and regional wholesale broker. Based in NY with offices nationwide, NIF underwrites programs for nonprofits, social service agencies, bowling centers, and contractors; as well as offering access to specialty property casualty, such as contractors, difficult products, environmental, property and management/professional liability.

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