President and Chief Executive Officer
Bernard "Bernie" Flynn has served as President and CEO of NJM Insurance Company since April 2008. From 2009 to 2013, he was Chairman of the Board of NJM Bank FSB, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of NJM.
Since joining NJM in 1993 as a staff attorney, Mr. Flynn subsequently was named Vice President and General Counsel in 2001 and Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 2004. He was elected to the NJM Board of Directors in 2003 and served on the Board of NJM Bank from 2004 to 2014.
Before he joined NJM, Mr. Flynn was a New Jersey Deputy Attorney General from 1987 to 1993, serving as Counsel for the Commissioner of Insurance from 1991 to 1993.
In October of 2015, Mr. Flynn was named co-chair of Greater Trenton, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance economic development and revitalization projects of importance to New Jersey’s capital city. He is also a founding Board member of Choose New Jersey, an independent, privately funded and managed non-profit corporation who markets the Garden State as a premier location for domestic and international businesses looking to expand or relocate their operations. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Flynn served as Choose New Jersey’s Chairman.
In June of 2014, Mr. Flynn joined the Rutgers Business School's Institute for Ethical Leadership Executive Business Cabinet. He has served as a Trustee for Public Media NJ, Inc., since 2011 and as a Board Member of the New Jersey Network (NJN) Foundation from 2009 to 2011. He has been a Member of the New Jersey Chapter/Eastern Division of CEOs Against Cancer since 2011; Board Member of Junior Achievement of NJ from 2010 to 2012; and Member of the Property Casualty Insurers (PCI) Board of Governors since 2008.
Several committees benefited from Mr. Flynn's expertise during a time of great change in the NJ personal auto insurance market. From 1999 to 2002 he served as a Member of the New Jersey Insurance Department's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Technical Advisory Committee; from 2000 to 2001 he was a Member of the New Jersey Insurance Underwriting Association and in 2001 co-chaired Governor-Elect McGreevey's Banking and Insurance Transition Team. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Flynn served as Secretary of the Insurance Council of New Jersey (ICNJ).
He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in 1986 after obtaining his B.S. from Fordham University in 1982. In 2001, Mr. Flynn earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Designation.