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J. Michael Reagan, CIC, ARM

Mike is President of the Reagan Companies and in charge of the overall management of the firm. He has a degree in Economics from the State University of NY at Cortland. Mike is a Certified Insurance Counselor and an Associate in Risk Management. He has served on numerous insurance companies' agent advisory boards and councils, including the Agent Advisory Board for the Marsh-Berry APPEX Network.


Present Titles held:

  • President, Reagan Companies
  • President Vanguard Risk Managers, Inc.
  • Executive Vice President, SANNY, Inc.


Mike is an avid skier and road biker. He joined the agency in 1978.


Edward "Ned" Reagan, CIC, ARM

Ned is the Vice President of the Reagan Companies and the lead Commercial Lines Risk Manager for the firm. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and an Associate in Risk Management. He specializes in large Commercial Lines accounts and is an expert in Captive Insurance. Ned is a graduate of Niagara University with a degree in Marketing. He joined the agency in 1984.




Richard P. Reagan, MBA, CFP

Founder and President of Reagan Companies Asset Management, Inc.


Rick started in the investment industry in 1991, and in 1996 became a Certified Financial Planner. Since 2003 Rick has served as an expert financial witness in multiple Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration hearings and mediations. His expert testimony has been recognized in the areas of asset allocation, distribution analysis and Monte Carlo simulation. Rick currently appears on numerous media outlets in Syracuse. He has a daily segment on News Channel 9 (ABC) as their financial expert and several times a week you can hear him on News Radio 570. As Founder and President, Rick manages all aspects of the company, its staff and strategies for continued growth.


Commercial Risk Managers


Jim McElhannon

Jim is a Commercial Risk Manager who joined the Reagan Companies in 1999 as a Construction Risk Management Specialist.  Jim is a member of the Associated Building Contractors, the General Building Contractors Association, the Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors Association, the Syracuse Builders Exchange and the New York Construction Materials Association.  He brings extensive knowledge and experience to his work as a Construction Risk Management Specialist.



Kevin Moteyunas

Kevin is a Commercial Risk Manager who joined the Reagan Companies in 2013. Prior to joining the Reagan team, Kevin was a Commercial Marketing Representative at Federated Insurance where he focused on the cultivation and development of custom insurance programs for large, middle market accounts. He has extensive knowledge of Commercial Lines insurance and specializes in the procurement of Captive Insurance for large, well-run organizations. Kevin has a degree in Business Administration from the State University of NY at Cortland.



Tim Perez

Tim began his career in insurance in 1990 as a Commercial Auto Underwriter at Kemper Insurance. He then moved to the Reagan Companies in 1997 as a Trucking Insurance Specialist.  Tim has been a member of NYSMTA since 2000.  His specialties include trucker's liability, physical damage, motor truck cargo, general liability, umbrella and workers compensation.  Tim has exclusive access to several markets and has the ability to obtain preferred pricing due to the volume of trucking insurance premium he controls.



Tom Daugherty

Tom is a Commercial Risk Manager who has been working in the Insurance Industry for over 25 years. He joined the Reagan Companies in 1989. Tom has a wide customer base but specializes in Construction and Manufacturing Businesses. He is active in the Central New York Sub-Contractors Association and is a member of the Northern New York Builders Exchange. Prior to coming to the Reagan Companies Tom worked at American Mutual Insurance Company. He is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh and is active in Boy Scouts having served as a Scoutmaster for several years. Tom served in the United States Air Force for a total of eight years and is a Viet-Nam Veteran.


Tom Reiley, ARM

Tom is a Commercial Risk manager who has been with the Reagan Companies since 1989. During this time he has received his designation as an Associate in Risk Management. While Tom services a diverse customer base he does have an expertise and passion working with not for profit organizations. Tom grew up in Syracuse and is a graduate of Niagara University.





Fran Lowther

Fran began his career in the surety industry in 1995 as a bond underwriter with The Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.  He joined the Reagan Companies in 2003 and holds the position of Bond Manager.  Fran is a Past President of the Surety Association of Syracuse, serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Onondaga Youth Soccer Association and volunteers for the ARISE Ski program.  Fran lives in Syracuse with his wife Kathy and three children.


Employee Benefits


Chris Arnold

Chris has been a Benefits Consultant with the Reagan Companies since 2005. He works with employer groups of 20 eligible employees and more, from a wide range of industries. In 2009 Chris earned the designation of Chartered Benefit Consultant, recognizing his expertise in the growing field of Consumer Directed Health Plans (HSA's, HRA's and FSA's). When working with a client it is Chris's goal to craft benefits solutions that meet the unique needs of that organization, while recognizing the increasing cost pressures faced by all employers.


Actively involved in the Central New York Community, Chris is the President and Race Director of Paige's Butterfly Run Inc., sits on the board of the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation and volunteers with Arise Child & Family Services, Maureen's Hope Foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Chris graduated with honors from Siena College with a  B.S. in Marketing and Management.

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