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Norwalk's First Niagara Announces Two New Hires In Risk Management

Lynne Horvath Photo Credit: Contributed
Enrique Lopez Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- First Niagara Financial Group has hired two new members of its Norwalk-based First Niagara Risk Management division. 

Lynn Horvath has been named vice president of FNRM, and Enrique Lopez has been named an employee benefits consultant for First Niagara Benefits Consulting, a division of FNRM. 

Horvath will be responsible for managing First Niagara’s Commercial Lines Insurance Department within the New England and tri-state market. She will also be leading the Key Account Practice for FNRM, a newly created position aimed at providing sales, service and resource support and coordination for the firm’s approach to the management of key accounts and prospects. 

Before joining First Niagara, Horvath served 29 years in various roles at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from Mercy College and resides in Darien with her husband and twin sons. 

Lopez will be responsible for the design and implementation of strategic employee benefits planning and consulting services. He will also specialize in advanced design and funding approaches for group plans, and assist with plan administration through comprehensive HR outsourcing services. 

Before joining First Niagara, Lopez served as a field sales consultant for Patterson Dental, Abbott Medical Optics and Pfizer Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and resides in Fairfield County with his wife.

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