OUR TEAM

Today, our team is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Each member looks forward to providing excellent service to all of our clients.

Charles M. Chernick
Charles (“Chuck”) M. Chernick
Chuck joined his father, Arthur, in 1986 after practicing corporate and securities law for eight years in New York City with major law firms and a Fortune 50 company. He has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation from the National Alliance of Insurance Education.

Chuck graduated from Hobart College with honors, received a Masters from Columbia University and received his JD from Hofstra Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.

Chuck served on the Board of Directors of NYANA, at one time the nation’s largest refugee resettlement agency, for over twenty years and was its Treasurer. Chuck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Columbia-Barnard Hillel, and also volunteers at City Squash, a coaching and mentoring program for inner-city children.


Shirley A. Clarke, CIC
Shirley A. Clarke, CIC
Shirley joined our firm in 2007 and manages our Personal Insurance Department. She is originally from the island of Barbados. Arriving in New York, her goal was to attend law school; however, through a twist of fate, she started working in the insurance brokerage business and has remained there for the past 34 years.

Shirley advises on all aspects of the insurance and personal risk management needs of our clients. She is a highly experienced insurance professional who has attained the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor from the National Alliance for Education and Research. She has been involved in a mentoring program for young insurance professionals.

Shirley works tirelessly to deliver concierge services to our clients. Her focus is on delivering exemplary service and achieving great customer satisfaction.

Away from the office, Shirley enjoys spending time at her home in southern New Jersey with her dogs. Her love of animals has led her to become a volunteer at an animal shelter in Gloucester County, New Jersey.


C. Lynne Beauregard
C. Lynne Beauregard
Lynne joined our firm in 1998. She has been licensed to sell life, health and travel insurance since 1984, and is certified to sell Medicare plans and to act as an agent for the new health insurance plans offered on the New York State Health Insurance Exchange. Given Lynne’s understanding of the new and complex health insurance landscape affecting individuals, small groups and Medicare beneficiaries, she is uniquely qualified to advise our clientele.


Joseph Puglia
Joseph Puglia
Joe joined our firm in 1999 as an experienced Personal Lines account executive. Joe is a licensed property casualty insurance agent and broker and is involved in servicing all aspects of our clients’ personal insurance needs, from placement of coverage to implementing policy changes and renewals. He works diligently to identify gaps in coverage and to ensure policies are in good standing.

Away from the office, Joe plays on a number of softball teams and enjoys vacationing in the Caribbean.


Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez
Carlos joined our firm in 2005. He brings over 15 years of experience as an experienced Commercial Lines account executive. Carlos is a licensed property casualty insurance agent and broker and is involved in all aspects of our clients’ commercial insurance needs, from placement of coverage to implementing policy changes and renewals. He works diligently to identify gaps in coverage and ensure policies are in good standing.

Carlos was born in El Salvador and immigrated to the US in 1990. He graduated from The New York City College of Technology in 1997 with an Associate’s degree in Accounting. Away from the office, Carlos enjoys playing tennis and is an avid football and soccer fan.


David Broomes
David Broomes
David joined our firm in 2007. He was born in Barbados and immigrated to the US, graduating from Kean University with a BS in Computer Science and Accounting and a minor in Finance. Prior to entering the insurance industry, he worked as an accountant for 10 years at St. Luke’s School in New York City. David then studied insurance at St. John’s University Tobin College of Business, where he received a certification with distinction, and later obtained his NYS Brokers License and Insurance Associate accreditation. David is currently pursuing his CPCU accreditation.

David works directly with the insurance companies and our clients with respect to all aspects of billing and insurance accounting matters, financial reporting and compliance with regulatory guidelines.

David enjoys raising his children, cooking, travelling, photography, outdoor sports and mountain climbing.



Melchor Aunon
Melchor joined our firm in 2004. Born in Brazil and raised in Spain, Melchor came to New York thirty years ago and worked as an actor before going into administration and finance. Melchor serves as the controller of our firm.

Outside the office, Melchor enjoys travelling and raising his son.