Matt Coyne Named to Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board
PARK RIDGE, IL – Matt Coyne, co-owner of E.J. Coyne & Company, an independent insurance agency specializing in auto, home, life and business insurance, was inducted into the board of directors of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s annual meeting on January 14, 2014. He co-helms a second-generation insurance business in Park Ridge and is a former president of Park Ridge Lions Club and Avenues to Independence.
Coyne’s father founded E. J. Coyne & Company in 1953; Matt Coyne was born in 1961 and raised in Chicago’s Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood until age 15, when his family moved to Winnetka. He graduated from New Trier East in 1979 and attended Loyola University, majoring in marketing. In 1983, E.J. Coyne & Company moved to Park Ridge and in 1985, Matt and his brother Ed purchased the firm from their father. Matt Coyne obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1991.
Matt and his family moved to Park Ridge in 1992. He and his wife Cheryl will celebrate their 25th anniversary in September, 2014. They have two children: Justin, a sophomore at Lawrence University and Veronica, a freshman at Miami University. Both graduated from Maine South.
Coyne has been a member of the Park Ridge Lions Club since 1983 and was twice elected its president. He currently serves on the governing board of Avenues to Independence and has served as its board president. In his spare time, Coyne likes to golf with his friends and ride motorcycles with his wife.
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