Roger J. Reschini, the president and CEO of The Reschini Group, of Indiana, oversaw the
exponential growth of the enterprise for more than 30 years.
The Reschini Insurance Agency was founded in 1938 by Roger’s mother, Rose Pugliese
Reschini, who was one of the first women licensed to sell insurance in Pennsylvania. His father, Joe
Reschini, joined the business in the 1940s.
Roger earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Pennsylvania State
University, and pursued advanced studies both at Penn State and IUP. When Roger graduated from
Penn State, he began his career selling life insurance and attained million-dollar status with Ameritas.
He became a partner in the Reschini Agency in 1964 and purchased the business from his parents in
Roger married Mary Kay Kennedy, whose support in both community and business causes
played an instrumental role in the expansion of the business. Now, their son, Joe Reschini, is the
third-generation owner of the agency.
Roger and his partners designed and built Laurel Place, the headquarters of the Reschini
Group and the home of the real estate firm TFID Inc., and other companies Roger developed to
provide a range of financial services.
Under his leadership, The Reschini Group, has been named several times since 2002 as one
of the Top 100 Places to Work in Pennsylvania.
Roger dedicated a life of leadership and service to many community groups and
organizations, devoting his time and energy as a member and fundraiser in support of the American
Red Cross of Indiana County; the Jimmy Stewart Museum board of directors; : the Indiana County
Airport Authority, where he was instrumental in expanding the airport; Indiana Regional Medical
Center; the Indiana County United Way, where he earned Board Emeritus status; the Indiana
Symphony Society; the Indiana Rotary Club, where he served as an officer and president; and the
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.
Roger was a leader in the development of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church,
the Clairvaux Commons high-rise apartment building and St. Bernard Elementary School.
For his service to the Penn’s Woods Council of Boy Scouts of America, Roger was awarded
the William Penn Distinguished Citizen and the Silver Beaver awards. Indiana Hospital awarded him
the Benjamin Rush Award in Service, the Indiana Rotary Club named Roger the Paul Harris Fellow,
and the Indiana Inter-Service Council honored him as Civic Leader of the Year in 1979.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania recognized his accomplishments and contributions. His
family received the Distinguished Family Business of the Year award in 2014, he won the IUP
President’s Medal of Distinction in 2003, and the IUP men’s basketball team holds Roger Reschini
Boy Scout Night each year in his honor.
From the time he became an Eagle Scout as a youth, Roger worked tirelessly to achieve and
serve at the highest levels. Roger Reschini passed away April 11, 2012.