Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Barry B. Goldstein
Barry B. Goldstein
Chairman
Barry B. Goldstein Mr. Goldstein has been Chairman of the Board of Kingstone Companies since March 2001. Since January 2006, Mr. Goldstein has served as Chairman of the Board of Kingstone Insurance Company (“KICO”) (formerly known as Commercial Mutual Insurance Company) as well as its Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Goldstein received his B.A. and M.B.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University Of Buffalo School Of Management.
Carla A. D'Andre
Carla A. D'Andre
Carla A. D'Andre Ms. D'Andre is Co-Founder of D'Andre Insurance Group, Inc., the parent of two independent insurance agencies. Prior to starting these agencies, Ms. D'Andre was Executive Vice President, Head - Global Corporate Practice and Member - Partner's Council at Willis Group Holdings; Managing Director and Strategic Account Manager at AON Risk Services; Chief Operating Officer at XL Capital's start-up firm, Inquis Logic Inc.; Member of Senior Management and Managing Director of Swiss Re New Markets and Director of Alternative Markets at Swiss Re America; Senior Vice President of Sedgwick North America; and Vice President of Johnson & Higgins. She began her career at Fred S. James in retail insurance brokerage.

Ms. D'Andre holds CPCU, CLU and ARe designations. She chairs The Institutes' CPCU Society Insurance and Risk Management Interest Group and also is a Committee Director of that organization's Reinsurance Interest Group. She chaired and remains Chairman Emeritus of the American Management Association's Insurance and Risk Management Council. She is a member of the Executive Advisory Council of St. John's University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science. She has a MBA from Pace University's Lubin School of Business and a BA from St. John's University.
William Lee Yankus
William Lee Yankus
William Lee Yankus Bill currently performs insurance company and industry analysis, consulting and investment banking services through Pheasant Hill Advisors, LLC. From 2011-2015 Bill was a member of Sterne Agee's investment banking team with the mandate of building its insurance investment banking practice. Prior to that Bill was Senior Managing Director of Fox-Pitt, Kelton's insurance research effort for seventeen years. Bill's team was consistently ranked as one of the top insurance research boutiques by Institutional Investor Magazine and Greenwich Research for nearly two decades (1993-2010). Bill began his analytical career in 1985 with Conning and Company, where he focused solely on researching P&C insurance stocks. After graduating from The College of The Holy Cross in 1981, with a B.A. in Economics/Accounting, Bill spent 3 years at Price Waterhouse. In addition to passing the uniform CPA exam, Bill is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Timothy P. McFadden
Timothy P. McFadden
Timothy P. McFadden Mr. McFadden has more than 27 years of experience in the insurance industry. Since 2012, Mr. McFadden has served as CEO and President of State Farm Indemnity Auto Insurance Company and Senior Vice President of State Farm Insurance, Eastern Market Area. Since 2015, he has also served as CEO and President of State Farm Florida Fire Company. Mr. McFadden served as Senior Vice President of State Farm Insurance Companies, Southern Zone from 2008 to 2011 and Senior Vice President of State Farm Insurance Companies, Southern & Mid Atlantic Zones from 2011 to 2013. He is a member of the Board of State Farm Indemnity Auto Insurance Company, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, American College Ethics Board, State Farm Florida Fire Company, Top Layer Reinsurance and Florida Council of 100.

Mr. McFadden received his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his J.D. from Stetson College of Law. He also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School and received his Chartered Life Underwriter Designation from The American College of Financial Services.
Meryl S. Golden
Meryl S. Golden
Meryl S. Golden Ms. Golden joined Kingstone in September of 2019 as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Golden brings over 25 years of insurance experience to Kingstone and will drive strategic priorities and initiatives. Most recently, she was the head of business development for the Insurance Solutions group of Arity, an Allstate subsidiary. Previously she served as the General Manager for the Northeast Region at both Liberty Mutual and Progressive, managing product, pricing, distribution, customer service and claims. Ms. Golden was also the General Manager at Earnix, a technology and analytics company.

Ms. Golden received her MBA from University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania.
Floyd R. Tupper
Floyd R. Tupper
Floyd R. Tupper Mr. Tupper is a certified public accountant in New York City. For over 30 years, Mr. Tupper has counseled high-net worth individuals by creating tax planning strategies to achieve their goals as well as those of their families. He has also helped small businesses by developing business strategies to meet their current and future needs. He began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP prior to becoming self-employed. Mr. Tupper holds an M.B.A. in Taxation from the New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. from New York University.

Mr. Tupper has served as a director of Kingstone Insurance Company (formerly Commercial Mutual Insurance Company), the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, and Chairman of its Audit Committee, since 2006. He also serves as a member of its Investment Committee. From 1990 until 2010, Mr. Tupper served as a Trustee of The Acorn School in New York City. He was also a member of the school's Executive Committee and served as its Treasurer from 1990 to 2010. Mr. Tupper is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.