March 28, 2020

National Recongized Insurance Professional 


Phone: 845-225-4100                               

Ivan spent several years with an insurance company and in 1979 opened Cohen-Putnam Agency. Ivan served for 13 years as a senior adjunct professor at Westchester Community College in the Banking, Insurance and Real Estate curriculum and served on the curriculum advisory committee. Ivan has published articles and taught various insurance related courses nationally.

Ivan serves as an expert witness and litigation consultant on insurance related matters, presented a national insurance related webinar for attorneys and currently serves as a subject matter expert for both the New York State Department of Financial Services on their Insurance Exam Review Committee and for Prometric's national insurance test development.

Member of 

  • Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI)
  • Associate member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Professional Insurance Agents of New York (PIANY)
  • Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY)
  • Excess Lines Association of New York (ELANY)

Ivan Has Taught For 

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • The National Alliance for Insurance Education
  • Professional Insurance Agents of New York
  • Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut 
  • Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey
  • Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York
  • Massachusetts Association of Independent Publice Adjusters
  • Provides training and continuing education courses for agencies and companies.

Past industry service includes

  • Past president of the Putnam County Independent Agents Association
  • PIANY State Board of Directors
  • IIABNY Technical Advisory Committee
  • IIAABY Education Committee
  • PIANY Education Committee
  • PIANY Industry Liaison Committee
  • PIANY Government Affairs Committee

Professional Designations

  • RIMS Fellow-Risk and Insurance Management Society (RF)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)
  • Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS)
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
  • Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA)
  • Associate in Claims (AIC) candidate