Formerly a Burger King franchisee, Alka Manaktala brought more than two decades of experience in quick-service and fine dining to IOA Insurance Services’ restaurant group. In her previous job at a large national brokerage, Manaktala was one of its top 10 producers in 2013, and then the top producer the following year, out of 375 producers across 125 offices.

Manaktala’s client portfolio includes such names as Wendy’s, Carl’s Jr., Papa Johns and many other restaurants, for which she arranges coverage for P&C, workers’ compensation and employment practices liability.