Meet the Team

Harvey Fuchs

Vice President


Harvey Fuchs has been in the financial services industry since 1971.  He attended the State University of New York and earned the prestigious ChFC designation from the American College.  He is a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow and is Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC).  His advanced training is a testament to his commitment to continually strive to learn more about the financial services and insurance fields.

Harvey joined forces with Irv Mechanic in 1974 and the results speak for themselves.  Presently Harvey is Vice President of Mechanic and Associates, Inc., where he and Irv have specialized in the field of retirement counseling and insurance for law enforcement and union members in the tri-state area.  As someone with vast knowledge of pension options offered through the City of New York, Harvey counsels and educates the retirees on alternatives available to them. 

Through outstanding service and a commitment to excellence, Harvey has personally counseled over 20,000 individuals planning for their retirement and their family's protection. 

Harvey is a proud supporter of a number of non-profit organizations and is member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, the Financial Planning Association, and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table, where he is recognized as an advisor in the top 1% of the industry. Knowledge and professionalism have earned him the respect of his clients and associates alike, honoring him with numerous awards in the industry.

Harvey is a Brooklyn native and now resides on Long Island with his lovely wife, Betty.  He is a proud father of two daughers, and describes his grandson as one of life's greatest joys.



Samuel H. Schiffer

Sam began his financial services career in 1991.  For the past 26 years, he’s been focused on providing insurance and investment advisory services to union members in the greater New York/New Jersey area.  Born in St. Louis, MO, Sam grew up in northern New Jersey.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Mansfield University and is a Graduate of the Advanced Planning Seminar (1994-2000).

Sam is a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters and a lifetime member of The Million Dollar Round Table.  He and his wife, Nicole, are the proud parents of 3 children, Justin, Jordan and Jason. The family resides on Long Island.



Our Support Team

Amie Valois                    Ext. 179                Office Manager / Marketing Director

Mary Lewis                     Ext. 188               Comptroller

Judy Maroff                    Ext. 106               Group Benefits Administrator

Betty Jakubowicz           Ext. 204               Life Insurance Sales

Robert Torres                 Ext. 203               Case Manager / Customer Service

Pamela Buonincontri    Ext. 206               Administrative Assistant


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