Christine Chipurnoi

Christine Chipurnoi

CREW Network Director (2019 - 2020)


Christine Chipurnoi is Senior Vice President for USI Insurance Services, specializing in Commercial Risk Management and Insurance for Real Estate, Construction & Hospitality, with over 30 years of experience. She earned a Master’s in Finance and Risk Management from Boston University and holds Certifications as CPCU and RPLU.

Christine served as the 2015 President of CREW New York. She served as the first female President of the Insurance Brokers Association of New York (IBANY) from 2012-2014. She is Adjunct Faculty for the Practicing Law Institute and a frequent guest lecturer at NYU Graduate School of Hospitality, the Zicklin School of Business, and the New York City Bar Association. 

Christine volunteers for several philanthropic organizations including the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, the American Heart Association, CREW Network Foundation and the St. Francis Food Pantry. She is a Trustee and serves on the Audit & Finance Committee for Housing & Services Inc. a non-profit that provides permanent housing and services for the chronically homeless in New York City.

Her awards include the IBANY 2017 Person of the Year; CREW New York’s most prestigious Founders Award 2017; The Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016; Helen M. Garvin Outstanding Achiever Award in 2012 from the National Association of Insurance Women; the St. Francis Food Pantry’s Woman of Valor in 2012; NYCREW Avant Garde Award in 2013; NYCREW Pinnacle Award in 2011; and The Wall Street Journal’s Vanguard Professionalism award in 2010