MEET THE TEAM
SANTA & ARTIE
Premier Risk Insurance all started back in 1978 when Santa J Cuchel & Arthur Cafiero met at The Equitable Life Assurances Society of the US. Both of them left their positions at Equitable to start their own P&C consulting firm which is where Premier Risk Insurance began to bloom. After being business partners and best friends for over 7 years, Santa and Arthur decided to get married. With a leap of faith, they started cold calling in a small office in Queens, NY to progress the business. Over the years, business developed and their family grew. In 1989, they made the move to the Lynbrook office, where the company has been located for almost 30 years. With a new generation helping at the helm, the family business continues to run with as much heart and passion as it did back in the 80s.
MARIA & JAMES
Maria – To Maria, Premier Risk Insurance is in her blood. Maria stepped into the business in 2013, following her parent’s footsteps and lifelong passion for helping others. She specializes in Contractors Insurance and Real Estate/Building Owners Insurance but truly enjoys all forms and aspects of the insurance firm. She is keen in working directly with clients and being able to assist them in finding the best possible protection to safeguard their assets and family.
James – He is a U.S. Air Force Veteran with an unmistakable gift for client relations. With such a background, he truly excels at looking at the finer details of policies and customer needs. He excels at Property and Casualty Insurance, as well as Life and Health Insurance. James has a knack for helping people, and won’t let you down when you are looking for your next insurance policy.
Get to know us! We are more than just insurance professionals. We are your neighbors and trusted advisors. We are part of the community just like you.
Ben has been in client relations for over 10 years. Throughout those 10 years, he has dealt with all kinds of insurance – with his specialty being Life Insurance.
When Ben isn’t working for Premier Risk and serving his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family. They just recently welcomed their new son!
With her 14 years of experience, Dina managed to open her own insurance agency in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2015. However, the New York native moved back home in 2017 to be close to her family.
Upon her return, Dina immediately joined us at Premier Risk, LLC and has been faithfully serving our clients ever since. With her in-depth experience with all forms of Trucking Insurance, Dina is eager to assist with all short, long-haul, and auto/garage coverage services.
Patricia has been a member of the Premier Risk, LLC family for the last 20 years.Despite being a full-time working mother, Patricia recently earned a master’s degree in business & finance from American Intercontinental University.
As a valued member of the team, Patricia is always here to assist with any billing issues
that arise with clients or within the company.
As part of an insurance family, you could say that Christina was destined to get into the insurance business!
In addition to being a devoted mother of three, Christina has gained considerable experience since beginning her insurance career in 1994.
Christina joined us at Premier Risk, LLC in 2015 with considerable Personal Lines experience,
but you can always trust her to jump in and assist commercial clients as well.
Margaret has over 30 of experience in the insurance industry.
She started her career as an underwriter at Chubb Insurance Co. in 1985 and has been with us at Premier Risk, LLC since 2003.
Margaret is our ‘go-to’ for everything and anything commercial. She has extensive knowledge regarding every aspect of the insurance industry and she uses her experience to the benefit of every client that she assists. Our clients can always trust Margaret to negotiate the best prices and terms all while providing exceptional service every step of the way.