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John J. Rearer

John J. Rearer

President

John Rearer serves as President of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Mr. Rearer has been in the insurance industry for 25 years, and prior to Patriot served as Vice President of Preferred Employers Group a Managing General Agency in Miami. Mr. Rearer joined Patriot Underwriters in 2005 as Vice President of Underwriting. In 2010 and most previously, Mr. Rearer became the Regional Vice President for the Western Region.

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Joe Babin

Joe Babin

Chief Operating Officer

Joe Babin serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Mr. Babin has more than 25 years of experience operating, growing, and transforming early-stage and expansion-phase companies. His engaging and tactical leadership skills drive success. Skilled in strategic planning, new business development, business funding, and risk management, Mr. Babin has served in various organizational leadership roles prior to joining Patriot.

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Thomas M. McCarthy

Thomas M. McCarthy

Gulf Coast Regional Vice President

Thomas McCarthy is the Regional Vice President of the Gulf Coast Region providing leadership for the operations in Florida based in Orlando, FL. He joined Patriot in 2010 and has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Patriot, Mr. McCarthy managed various regions for carriers including Zenith and EBI Companies. His experience includes building startup operations in more than a dozen states on the East Coast, as well as managing business in more than 40 states.

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Renee L. Iaia

Renee L. Iaia

Western Regional Vice President

Renee Iaia is Senior Vice President and Western Regional Vice President. Ms. Iaia oversees all operations, including marketing and underwriting responsibilities for California and is based at Patriot's underwriting office in Orange County, California. Ms. Iaia has over 38 years of experience in the workers' compensation industry. Most recently Renee was the President of Phoenix Risk Management Insurance Services (Phoenix RMIS), and under her leadership Phoenix RMIS grew from $3M in 2009 to $100M in 2014.

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John Travis

John Travis

Midwest Regional Vice President

John Travis is the Midwest Regional Vice President based in St, Louis, MO. He has been with Patriot for 15 years and in the insurance industry for over 25 years specializing in underwriting and marketing. Mr. Travis began his career in underwriting with The Hartford Insurance Group. Before joining Patriot he was Vice President and Division Manager for Fremont Compensation’s Midwest Region where he managed a five state, full service insurance operation.

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Timothy Palmer

Timothy A. Palmer

Northeast Regional Vice President

Timothy A. Palmer is the Northeast Regional Vice President based in Philadelphia, PA. He joins Patriot with 13+ years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in Underwriting, Captives and Marketing. Prior to joining Patriot, Mr. Palmer was the Vice President at McKee Risk Management in King of Prussia, PA where he led two countrywide programs focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Educational Institutions.

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