A Wharton School of Economics alumna, Mary M. Graf is the third generation owner/CEO of Graf Insurance. She began working in the business founded by her grandfather when she was nine, and moved up from placing stamps on envelopes to typing policies to earning her first license, in property and casualty, at 18—the youngest possible age. More licenses followed when she was in her early twenties.
In addition to a broad grounding in economics thinking, Mary’s years at Wharton gave her behind-the-scenes insight into the insurance industry and how carriers operate. She sharpened her ability to focus tightly on detail while keeping a big-picture perspective. On-the-job experience has built the knowledge and problem-solving advantage she brings to the business.
To Mary, “match-making” is an insurance agent’s central challenge. It takes a practiced eye and ear to assess a client’s needs and risks, identify the most suitable carriers, and meticulously compare quotes. It depends equally on expertise, caring and a passion for learning new things. This is the tradition of Graf Insurance, to which Mary adds the brightest new-century thinking and innovative spirit.
Mary’s licenses include:
Property & Casualty
Life, Accident and Health
Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Her state licenses include New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Maine. She is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York, Inc., and the National Association of Professional Women.
Mary is also an active contributor to the community, having served on the founding board of the Huntington Station Business Improvement District, and as a long-term member of the Huntington Rotary Club (which she served as first woman president, and which honored her as a Paul Harris Fellow).
When Mary isn’t tending to business, according to the season, she can be found sailing competitively, skiing, golfing, motorcycling or gardening.