Leonard (Len) Scioscia is the president and CEO of Cook Maran and also chairs its executive committee. As CEO, he is primarily responsible for optimizing operating performance, strategy, synergy, talent acquisition, strategic alliances and large financial transactions. Len assumed this position following the 2012 merger of Cook, Hall & Hyde with Maran Corporate Risk Associates into Cook Maran & Associates. The agency became a Prime Risk Partner in 2015 and was renamed Cook Maran.
Before the merger, Len was president and chief operating officer of Cook, Hall & Hyde, Inc., an agency that resulted from the 1998 merger of the Edward F. Cook Agency in East Hampton, NY with the Hall Agency of New York and the Charles E. Hyde Agency of Port Washington, NY. He had previously served in a similar capacity at the Edward F. Cook Agency after being promoted from executive vice president, a position he held for four years. During that time, Len was credited with developing a robust sales culture and expanding the operating footprint of the firm. Before that, Len worked at CNA Insurance in a number of management capacities in New York City and on Long Island from 1978–1986. He began his insurance career in 1977 with Liberty Mutual.
In addition to serving as CNA’s national pacer chairman in 2004, he has been a member of numerous other insurance carrier advisory committees including Travelers Insurance, The Hartford Insurance, St. Paul’s Top Brass Advisory Board and Nationwide Insurance Company’s agency advisory network. He also sits on the board of First Empire Securities, a broker dealer serving institutional clients such as credit unions, banks, municipalities and insurance companies.
Len was born and raised in Newark, NJ and graduated from Penn State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Married with two children, Len has been active in organizing and coaching youth lacrosse in East Hampton and pursues numerous local community-oriented and philanthropic interests including his role as a member of the East Hampton Kiwanis and as president of the board at Little Flower Children and Family services, a nonprofit organization serving the needs of at risk youth in the greater New York area.Our Team Directory