Elizabeth P. Gavino, LUTCF
Elizabeth Gavino is the Principal and owner of Lewin & Gavino. A daughter of immigrants and successful entrepreneurs, Elizabeth entered this industry immediately after graduating with double majors from Dickinson College. She majored in Economics and in Russian & Soviet Studies.
Elizabeth Gavino started in the insurance industry in 1994 where she and her mentor opened up an insurance consulting firm in Manhattan. After 1 ½ years and with different visions in mind for their futures, Elizabeth decided to go out on her own to form Lewin & Gavino.
While Lewin & Gavino has been predominately employee benefits driven, she wanted to provide her business owners personal financial consulting so she set out to learn about the personal market. In 1998, she moved to Boston, MA to work for John Hancock as a life insurance internal wholesaler for their career agents and later for Direct Brokerage. Then in 2001, she came back to NYC to be a Regional Account Manager for Lincoln Financial Distributors. While working for these two insurance companies, she successfully maintained Lewin & Gavino. Through her many years in the business, she has accumulated a knowledge base which she continues to grow, that allows her to navigate the mazes of insurance. Not only does she truly care about her clients and their businesses, but she also provides superlative service.
In addition to working with businesses and individuals, Elizabeth is also a MGA for Medicare plans and she trains brokers on how to assist seniors with navigating the complexities of Medicare.
Elizabeth has her LUTCF. In 2013, she received her certificate in Health Reforms Studies from The American College.
Over the years she has been involved in her local NAIFA chapter, NYC Chapter of Women Life Underwriters ( now known as WIFS), and her local Financial Planning Association (FPA) where she served as the Sponsorship Chair for the 8th Annual Financial Fitness Workshop co-sponsored with Kiplinger’s Magazine. She served on the FPA-NY Pro Bono Committee helping domestic abuse victim survivors take back their financial power. Back in 2004, she served as the Vice President of Marketing on the board of the Hudson Chapter of New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. In 2005, she was awarded a Teal Heart Award. After the Hudson Chapter she was invited to serve on the State Board of NJAWBO.
In 2010, she taught insurance and risk management classes to high school students in NYC through W!SE, a non-profit educational organization promoting financial education and literacy financial education and literacy. She also taught an insurance course for W!SE Financial Literacy Class at the Family Justice Center, a program offering financial education and literacy to survivors of domestic abuse.
Elizabeth believes that the more successful one becomes, the more they should give back to the community. In the past, she was a volunteer for Cancer Care in NYC. As a member of the Hoboken Chapter of Rotary International, she was awarded the Club Service Award for the 2006-2007 year and in 2007 served on the Board as Community Chair. In April of 2010, she was selected by her Rotary District to serve as Team Leader on a four week Group Study Exchange to Northern Argentina. She led four young professionals on this vocational trip to observe not only the local customs but to shadow their respective vocational counterparts on how their industries are practiced there. She has also volunteered for the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival.
In 1997, she was awarded a Club Award for successfully running the New York City Alumni Club of her Alma mater, Dickinson College. For three years she sat on the Board of Association of Graduates for New York Military Academy and in 2007, she served as Treasurer.
In 2013, she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She’s presented nutrition seminars various groups including to UBS worldwide. Her company, Tasting Wellness, is the sister company to Lewin & Gavino providing corporate seminars and individual coaching helping people live their best and balanced lives.
Currently, she resides in Hoboken, NJ.