Leanne has enjoyed volunteer opportunities throughout her post-college days, including leadership roles at the Health Foundation for Western and Central NY, American Red Cross Onondaga-Oswego Chapter, Onondaga Historical Association, National Independent Statistical Service, and Le Moyne College.
Leanne began her professional career as an auditor in public accounting at EY serving public and private companies focused on the healthcare, insurance, and banking industries. She continued her career in industry as Controller at a NY-only life insurance company that provided group insurance products for health, life, disability, and dental coverages along with individual annuity offerings. Leanne continued in industry as the Chief Financial Officer for the Agway Insurance Group which encompassed a Property/Casualty company operating in a 10-state market area along with a multi-state Group Health Trust and an insurance agency. Upon sale of the Agway Insurance Company to Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance (IFB), the company was renamed Countryway reflecting the continuing focus serving the farmowners multi-peril and personal lines markets. Leanne continued with Countryway serving on the Board of Directors and rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer. After Countryway was sold by IFB to Richmond, Virginia based Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance (VFB), Leanne was promoted to Senior Vice President, Compliance and Integrated Solutions at VFB with additional responsibilities at Syracuse, NY based Countryway. Throughout her professional career, Leanne had ongoing exposure to financial reporting, operations, regulatory and rating agency matters.
Leanne holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from Le Moyne College, an MBA Upgrade Certificate from Syracuse University and is a graduate of Indiana Farm Bureau’s Leadership Academy. She is a past recipient of the CNY Women in Business Award and in 2022 received the Ignatian Award for Service to Le Moyne College.
Leanne resides in Camillus, NY with her husband Tom. They enjoy time with family, golf, fitness, and travel.