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Leadership Team

John J. Rearer

John J. Rearer

Chief Executive Officer

John Rearer serves as Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. and Patriot National, Inc. Mr. Rearer has been in the insurance industry for 25 years. Prior to Patriot, he served as Vice President of Preferred Employers Group, a managing general agency in Miami. Mr. Rearer joined Patriot National, Inc. in 2005 where he has served in various positions from Vice President of Underwriting to President in 2014.

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Joyce Predmesky

Joyce Predmesky

Chief Operating Officer

Joyce Predmesky serves as Chief Operating Officer of Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Ms. Predmesky joined Patriot National, Inc. in 2007 where she has served in various positions from Vice President of Billing and Collections to Senior Vice President of Financial Services. She has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years.

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David Hayth

David Hayth

Southeast Regional Vice President

David Hayth is the Southeast Regional Vice President based in Charlotte, NC.  He joins Patriot with over 25 years of experience in the reinsurance  and insurance brokerage industry.  Prior to joining Patriot Mr. Hayth had management roles in Tampa and Columbia, SC  for Arthur J. Gallagher with emphasis on new business development and risk management solutions.

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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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