Getting to know more about Michele Symes!

Official Title: Wholesale Division/Cyber$ential Program Underwriter

Mini Bio:

Michele is a licensed NYS Property & Casualty Broker and Notary Public with six years of broad-based experience in New Empire Group. Michele joined the organization as an Umbrella Underwriter, then served as Agency Administrator and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Robert E. Mackoul, from 2010 to 2013. Michele’s experiencein all facets of our business led her to her current position working in the Wholesale Division as a Commercial Account Underwriter, placing various classes of risks and developing New Empire Group’s Cyber$ential Personal Data Security Program. In her spare time, Michele enjoys being with her family and friends, going to the beach, and traveling.

What have you gained from working at New Empire Group?

A wealth of insurance and business knowledge from many diverse experiences.

What aspect of your role at New Empire Group do you enjoy the most?

The opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our Wholesale Division and our Cyber Liability/Personal Data Security Program.

Where is your favorite place to eat?

One of my favorite places to eat is Dario’s in Rockville Centre. The service is great and I love their seafood and Italian selections!

What kind of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I really enjoy bike riding, especially on the Long Beach Boardwalk. I love the serenity of the ocean. It helps to clear my mind.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! If you’re interested in learning more about our Cyber Liability Program: Cyber$ential, feel free to email Michele Symes at

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