Meet the Executive Director


NYSIR Robert Lulley, Jr.Robert W. Lulley, Jr.
Executive Director
Ph: 516-640-3053

Robert W. Lulley, Jr. became Executive Director after serving for 15 years as executive vice president of Wright Public Entity, NYSIR’s management company, which provides claims management, marketing, risk management and underwriting support to the reciprocal.

As the leader of Wright Public Entity, Lulley helped NYSIR successfully grow its subscriber and premium bases and add new coverages and services for member districts and BOCES. In his role as NYSIR executive director, he brings with him a wealth of experience and a daily working knowledge of the reciprocal and its personnel.

Lulley’s 30-year insurance career also has included stops at Aetna Life and Casualty and Capital Mutual Insurance before coming to Wright, where he began in sales. Over the years, he was promoted to chief underwriting officer and president of Wright’s Program Services Division.

“NYSIR is the state’s largest insurer of public schools,” Lulley notes, “and it has achieved that degree of success  by working closely with school districts and BOCES to deliver not just comprehensive liability and property coverages, but the highest levels of claims, underwriting and risk management service. NYSIR subscribers can count on us to continue to provide high quality coverage and service well into the future.”


NYSIR Executive Directors Past & Present

1991-1995 Peter J. Weber Currently serves as Advisory NYSIR Board Member and Acting Chief Executive Officer for Scholar Associates.
1996-2002 James B. Johnston Currently serving as Advisory NYSIR Board Member and President of Scholar Reinsurance Board.
2002-2012 Joseph A. Goncalves Currently serves as Chief Risk Officer of Scholar Associates and serves as President of New York Schools foundation.
2012-2015 Lee Gaby Moved on to be a Risk Management Consultant, headquartered in Connecticut.
2015-2016 Tom Austin Former Interim Executive Director, serving once again as Assistant Executive Director; board member, Scholar Re and Scholar Associates.
2017 – Robert W. Lulley Jr.