Tyler Gotowka, Dunkirk & Jamestown
Employer: Lawley Tradition Insurance
Board Member since 2016
Family: Single & ready to mingle! Pet free and child free.
Biography: Grew up in Fredonia and graduated from Fredonia High school in 2005. Then went on to receive my Bachelors in Business from Saint Bonaventure University. Shortly after graduating from Bonaventure in 2008 I had my first job offer at Philadelphia Insurance in sales & marketing where I worked until July of 2012 when I came back to work for the family business. I’ve attended Merchants Insurance producer training school as well as The Hartford school of insurance where I received my CLCS designation. I currently sit on the Board of directors for Catholic Charities of Erie County, United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, and an inter-office board called Team Lawley Cares. Professionally, I help locally owned business’ manage their risk by placing them with local, regional, and national insurance carriers. By creating a comprehensive insurance program they are able to continue to focus on their product/services. I will continue to serve and give back to the community that I call home!
What is something people would not expect about you?
People might not know or expect that I have a pretty large family. Out of the nearly 100 aunts, uncles, and first cousins I am the tallest person on both sides of the family.
Another thing that people may not expect is that I got licensed to sell both personal and business insurance just weeks after turning 18 which made me the youngest insurance agent in NYS for a short period of time.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote/philosophy is a Japanese term-Kaizen. It translates to mean “Continual Improvement”
What drew you to United Way?
The United Way has Values that are closely in line with my own. We support people and organizations that are focused on helping our community and its residences in a multitude of ways. United Way allows me so many diverse opportunities to serve the community that Ive always called my home.
What do you love about United Way?
I love the staff and the other board members. Although we may be one of the smaller branches, Ive never sat on a board or worked with people truly so dedicated to their job; helping to make the community a better place for the next generations
Any additional comments?
This is truly one of the most fulfilling organizations that I have ever worked with