Who We Are
Herbert H. Landy
Herb attended Bentley College of Accounting and Finance in Waltham, Massachusetts. World War II interrupted his higher education, and he spent three years flying B-24s over Europe. After the war, he finished college and attended Northeastern University for his B.B.A., graduating in 1947. He worked as an Accountant while earning his MBA in accounting and finance, with a minor in insurance, from Boston University in 1950.
Entering the insurance industry in 1949, Herb initially built his agency writing general lines. He then spent time developing niche insurance programs for professionals including optometrists, medical testing labs and drug stores, etc.
In 1962, Herb developed the Accountants Professional Liability Program, the first of its kind in the Nation, for the National Society of Public Accountants, which became the basis for The CPA Advantage Accountants Professional Liability Insurance program.
Herbert Landy was named in Who’s Who in Executive and Professionals and received the first national award given by the National Society of Public Accountants in 1987.
Betsy Magnuson, Herb’s daughter, brings a second generation of management to the firm, maintaining the Landy heritage of honoring commitments to customers and employees. Betsy is a graduate of Syracuse University and joined the firm in 1985. Betsy was appointed President in 2001. In addition to the responsibilities of the Presidency, Betsy supervises the underwriting process, is involved in product enhancement, IT development, marketing and the daily operations of the office.
In 2012, Betsy received the Banker and Tradesman Women of Fire Award. This award acknowledges women that have shown substantial success in their field, they have demonstrated a commitment to professional and personal growth, and their work has enriched or advanced their field of endeavor.
We pride ourselves on our integrity, ethical service, and solid degree of professionalism. This formula guarantees not only success for our firm, but also for our distribution network, insurance company business partners, and customers. We are committed to maintaining these characteristics for the next 50 years."