Utica National Corporate Leadership - Board of Directors


J. Douglas Robinson
Chairman of the Board
Utica Mutual Insurance Company
New Hartford, NY

Mr. Robinson joined Utica National in 1983 as Director of Agency Services. He was named Assistant Secretary in 1984 and appointed Director of Cash Management later that year. He was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Utica National's Risk Management Corporation, and then named Regional Marketing Manager in the company's Eastern Regional Office. He was promoted to Vice President and Director of Commercial Lines Sales in 1987. In 1988, he was promoted to Vice President and Senior Marketing Officer and later that year was named Senior Vice President. In 1993, he was promoted to Executive Vice President. In 1995, he was named President of UticaLIFE, and in 1997 he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Utica Mutual. In 2000, Mr. Robinson was named Chief Executive Officer of Utica Mutual and in 2006 he was elected Chairman of the Board. He retired as Chief Executive Officer in 2016 and remains Chairman of the Board.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Management Science from the State University of New York. He has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and has completed the American Institute and Wharton School's Advance Executive Education Program.

Prior to joining Utica National, he was an independent insurance agent.

Mr. Robinson is a member of the boards of directors of all Utica National member companies. He has also served on the boards of the Insurance Information Institute, the Property Casualty Insurance Association, the Property Loss Research Bureau, and the Mohawk Valley EDGE.

He is past Chairperson of the Insurance Information Institute and chaired PCI's Political Action Committee. He has previously served on the boards of Utica College, SUNY IT College Council, the Central New York Community Arts Council, the Utica Rescue Mission, and the United Way. He received the Outstanding Alumni Achievement award in 2006 from the State University of New York Institute of Technology, their highest alumni honor, and has been recognized on prior occasions by SUNY as an alumnus and for his work as a business and community leader. In 1997 he received the SUNY Alumni Honor Roll award, and that same year he received the Institute of Technology Alumni Association's Distinguished Service award. He's a member of the Iron Butt Association and Hamsters, USA Motorcycle Group.

Mr. Robinson enjoys guitars and motorcycles. He and his wife, Patti, have two sons and live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.