New York, NY – The NYCIRB recently announced that as was communicated to the membership on August 6, 2015, Mr. Monte Almer will retire effective June 30, 2016. The Board of Governors is extremely grateful for the many contributions Monte has made over a distinguished thirty-six year career at the NYCIRB, as well as the superb leadership Monte has provided during his twenty-five years as President for the NYCIRB. His intelligence, diligence, integrity and workers’ compensation expertise will be missed not only by the NYCIRB but also by the greater New York community. The Board of Governors wishes Monte all the best during his retirement.
The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jeremy Attie as Monte’s successor. The Board of Governors unanimously elected Jeremy after a recommendation from a Search Committee made up of five present and former members of the Board of Governors. Jeremy will join the NYCIRB late February or early March and assume the role of President effective July 1, 2016.
Jeremy has served in the Office of the New York State Governor since 2012, most recently as Assistant Counsel to the Governor for Labor and Financial Services, and prior to that appointment, as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Throughout his tenure in the Governor’s Office, Jeremy has developed, negotiated and implemented civil rights, labor, and financial services reforms with a focus on the State’s workers’ compensation system. In particular, Mr. Attie played a lead role in the negotiation of the 2013 Business Relief Act, Unemployment Insurance Reform, and the passage of 2015 workers’ compensation legislation related to group self-insured trusts. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Jeremy spent a number of years practicing law at a boutique firm in New York City. The board looks forward to working with him.