BCW Announces Election of Jamie Schutzer as New Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jamie Schutzer

The Business Council of Westchester, the county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, has announced the election of Jamie Schutzer as its new Chairman.


“We are delighted to announce the election of Jamie Schutzer as our new Board Chairman. Jamie has extensive experience with business and civic organizations on a local and state level as well as expertise in legislative issues. We look forward to his leadership in the year ahead as we continue our proactive leadership in legislative advocacy, economic development, talent recruitment, and innovation, through the Westchester Innovation Network, designed to position Westchester as a hub for innovation,” said BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon.    


Schutzer is a Senior Partner of JDM Benefits, an Alera Group Company. He is an employee benefits and health insurance expert with more than 25 years in a variety of leadership positions. Through JDM Benefits, the firm he joined as a partner in 2011, Jamie has provided health insurance and benefits consulting for employers of all sizes in the New York Metro area. Before joining JDM Benefits, Jamie spent over 15 years working in sales and consulting for Wellpoint/Anthem and Oxford Health Plans/UnitedHealthcare.


Schutzer is very active in civic and business organizations serving on the New York State Health Benefit Exchange Regional Advisory Council, the New York State Association of Health Underwriters (Past President, Current Legislative Chair), Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board and as an active Board Member, and Executive Committee Member of the Business Council of Westchester, where he also serves as the Treasurer. He holds licenses for life, accident & health, and property and casualty insurance, and is well-versed with key legislative and regulatory issues which impact clients on a local, state and national level.


Schutzer is a graduate of the University at Albany with a degree in Political Science and was the recipient of the Daniel Colacino Legislative Excellence Award, the New York Metro Association of Health Underwriters (NYMAHU) Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Distinguished Service Award and the 2015 Employee Benefits Advisors “14 Politically Active Brokers to Know Across the U.S”. In 2021, he was recipient of the Alera Group 2021 President’s Club Award.


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