Executive Officers

Michael R. Elitzer, President
Education:
Dartmouth College, B.A.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Harvard Business School, M.B.A.
As chief executive officer and principal of Lester Brokerage, Michael continues a proud family tradition by leading the firm into a seventh decade of successful insurance brokering. Formerly a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, he brings to the insurance field both legal and business experience. This background is particularly useful in analyzing the needs of our clients. Michael lives in Manhattan with his wife and son.

Stephen Wiezik, Director, Customer Service
Education: 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.
Stephen has been with Lester Brokerage for over 15 years and has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years. As Director of Customer Service, he has been the lynchpin in coordinating the organization’s legendary customer service. Stephen lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

Mark Herskovits, Director, Sales
Education: 
Upsala College, B.A.
Drew University, M.A.
Mark is a 30 year veteran of the Personal Lines insurance industry. He has owned and managed various insurance operations. As Director of Sales, Mark utilizes his background to find creative solutions, build relationships and provide superior customer service. Mark lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.

Susan L. Lester, Manager, Claims Department
Education:  Northwestern University, B.A.
After a hiatus to raise her children, Susan rejoins Lester Brokerage which was founded by her father Jack more than 60 years ago.  As Manager of the Claims Department, her priority is to act as a facilitator and liaison between our clients and the insurance companies to ensure personalized, thorough and quick settlement of all claims.  Susan lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.