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Corporate Team

Laurie Branch - President

Laurie graduated from Dartmouth College and earned her MBA at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth before joining Procter & Gamble in the Brand Management program. After four years with P&G, Laurie left her position as Brand Manager to join the Iroquois Group as a partner in 1984. Laurie is responsible for all financial and organizational aspects of the group.
In December, 2015, she was named among the "Elite Women in Insurance" by Insurance Business America magazine.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 806

Olean, NY, 14760

Greg Chiapuso - Executive Officer

Greg came to work with the Iroquois Group in 1984. Prior to that, Greg was the president and owner of the Pepper and Crandall Agency, an Iroquois-acquired agency located in Olean, N.Y. Greg functions as Iroquois’ liaison with the member agencies, managing partners and carriers.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 806

Olean, NY, 14760

Amy Branch-Benoliel - Executive Officer

Amy graduated from William Smith College with a BA in Liberal Arts. She joined the Iroquois Group in 1985, starting as a marketing representative for New York State. She now assists Greg Chiapuso in managing relationships with carriers and Iroquois’ Managing Partners.

Mailing Address

520 East Gravers Lane

Wyndmoor, PA, 19038

Matt Ward - Executive officer

Matt Ward started his insurance career with Iroquois in 1985 after graduating from Bucknell University. Hired as one of Iroquois’ first Marketing Representatives, Matt helped Iroquois expand into Central and Northeastern New York and Western Pennsylvania. In 1988, Matt left the Home Office to head a new start-up organization in Virginia. He built Iroquois of Virginia, Inc. to over 250 agencies and opened many of the States that now comprise Iroquois Mid-Atlantic Group, Inc and Iroquois South, Inc. Matt added Iroquois New England, Inc to his responsibilities in 2009. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and four children.

Mailing Address

11202 Buckhead Ct.

Midlothian, VA, 23113