Desiring to enter the insurance and sales industries from a formative age, Anthony V. Vecchiotti attended Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, receiving a Bachelor of Management Science in 1981. Becoming a licensed agent in New York the following year, he commenced his career with Prudential Financial Services in 1982, serving as a sales manager until 1992. From there, Mr. Vecchiotti was a commercial account executive at Barker, Heslip, Bradshaw Agency from 1992 to 1997 and a personal lines manager at Riedman Insurance/Brown & Brown of New York from 1997 to 2003.
Since 2004, Mr. Vecchiotti has excelled as the president of Northcoast New York in Geneva, New York, as well as the executive vice president of The Northwoods Corporation since 2006. Recognized as a tenured and knowledgeable salesperson and a distinguished insurance practitioner, he also lent his time to the Independent Insurance Agents Association as a continuing education instructor of insurance from 1997 to 2005, as well as at the Center for Professional Achievement from 1992 to 1998. Civically involved, Mr. Vecchiotti has been actively involved with the March of Dimes, having served as chairman of the public affairs committee in the New York State chapter between 2003 and 2015. He previously served as chairman of the March of Dimes Genesee Valley-Finger Lakes chapter from 1995 to 1999. Notably, he was president of the Honeoye Lake Park Association for five years.
As a testament to his success in the insurance industry, Mr. Vecchiotti was honored with the eponymous Tony Vecchiotti Award by the March of Dimes, an accolade provided annually to volunteers of the organization for long-term service in Upstate New York. Mr. Vecchiotti has also been recognized with a myriad of other awards, such as being named the Insurance Professional of the Year by the Rochester Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Society in 2006 and Volunteer of the Year by the Genesee Valley-Finger Lakes chapter of the March of Dimes in 1996 and 2006. Likewise, he was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Monroe County Fire Chiefs Association in 2002.
Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Vecchiotti is especially gratified by his longstanding tenure in the insurance industry, having experienced many transitions in the field. Looking toward the future, he intends to ease into a well-deserved retirement and partake in his varied hobbies, including bicycling, boating and golfing.