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Al Eskanazy

Chairman & CEO, Community-Police Relations Foundation
Al Eskanazy’s illustrious career spanned four decades as Principal & Co-CEO of the Morstan General Agency, Inc. – a national insurance intermediary with locations in multiple states. The Morstan General Agency was amongst the larger employers in Long Island, NY, and had a national sales base approaching $400,000,000 annually. Al Eskanazy retired in 2016 after leading the sale of Morstan General Agency to Brown & Brown (hull & company), a publicly traded firm on the New York Stock Exchange.
Al is also the co-founder of Single Entry Systems Computer Software Company, a patent holder, developing products that specialize in streamlining Insurance operations workflows.
A recognized philanthropist, Al is an inductee of the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame. His commitment to community includes his service on Boards, Advisory Boards, and various committees. His most enduring commitment has been as founding President (since 1998) and Chair of Ascent: A School for Individuals with Autism— named a “Model program for the education of children diagnosed with Autism”, Ascent is a NY State tuition-free Charter school.
Upon Al’s retirement from the insurance industry, Al became a Peace Officer of the Division of Criminal Justice Services of New York State. Al currently serves as a reserve detective assigned to the Nassau County SPCA Criminal Abuse section.
In 2015, Eskanazy was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Nassau County Police Department Explorers. His commitment to Law Enforcement includes his service on the Board to the Explorers as well as on the Advisory Board to the Nassau County Police Department Foundation. Al is a Director of the New York Centurion Foundation, the South Florida Crime Commission Foundation, and Director of Law Enforcement Officers Weekend Foundation. A member of the NCPD Reserves Foundation, Al is also an alum of the U.S. Marine Corps Executive Forum, and Vice President of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association of South Florida.
In January 2018, Al co-founded and is chairman of the Community-Police Relations Foundation (formerly known as the Greater Miami-Miami Beach Police Foundation) and the New York’s Elite Police Foundation; these 501(c)(3) organizations function in support of building relationships between community and law enforcement in times of fraternity and distress.
CPR Foundation’s action-based grassroots approach revitalizes the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve by bringing them together through a variety of outreach initiatives including charitable donations, educational and scholarship programs, and food drives. At the hands of law enforcement, the Foundation has fed thousands of families, created educational opportunities for underserved youth, donated essential items including school supplies and bicycles and delivered relief and support for officers and their families in distress. These actions improve interactions between the community and police, promote mutual trust and understanding and foster stronger, safer neighborhoods by highlighting the humanity in all of us.
In collaboration with Boulder Crest Foundation, CPR Foundation launched a PTG (post-traumatic growth) mental wellness initiative to facilitate mental health programs for police officers and first responders. Services have been provided to over 6,000 first responders over the last three and a half years throughout South Florida.
Al has been recognized as an agent of change capable of transforming reality through empathy, compassion, openness, collaboration, and charity. In May 2022, he received the Citizen of the Year award from the South Florida Police Benevolent Association, the Citizens Involvement of the Year award from Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County in August 2022, and in November 2022, he was selected as an honoree for South Florida Business & Wealth’s Magazine 2022 Apogee Award.
Al is married to Elaine Del Valle, an award-winning filmmaker, director, and author. The couple have three children and five grandchildren.