Community Mutual President Thomas A. White Announces Retirement
December 3, 2018
TROY, N.Y. – Community Mutual is pleased to share with you that Thomas A. White, President, will be retiring from his position effective December 31, 2018.
On October 1, 2003 Tom joined Community Mutual as Executive Vice President. After Robert Carpenter’s retirement in March of 2005, the Board of Directors elected Tom as Community Mutual’s next President. Tom was instrumental in a number of key initiatives including Community Mutual’s affiliation with Union Mutual in 2013. Under his oversight, the Company has subsequently grown its Direct Written Premium 85% and Surplus nearly 230%.
During his 40-year insurance career, Tom has accomplished much. Tom started his insurance career on February 1, 1979 at Eastern Mutual as a Field Representative. He left in 2003 as Executive Vice President-Claims, Secretary and Director. Tom served as Chairman of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA) in 2002 -2003. NYIA also honored Tom with their Distinguished Service Award on May 29, 2014.
Tom attributes his well-rounded knowledge of the insurance industry to the relationships he developed with fellow employees, agents, colleagues, attorneys, independent adjusters, service bureaus and others he has worked with over the years.
Tom is a Life Member of the East Greenbush Fire Company serving 43 years. He also served as a Town of East Greenbush Fire Investigator and volunteered for 20 years as a Rensselaer County Fire Investigator. He was honored by the Rensselaer County Legislature by Proclamation for assisting another local township in the investigation of a total loss house explosion.
He looks forward to spending more time with Colleen, his four children and six grandchildren.