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Leslie Pancoast

Vice President

Leslie Pancoast is Vice President and Sr. Regional Advisor in IOA’s Pleasanton, California office. Leslie opened IOA’s San Francisco Bay Area office in February 2005.

Leslie focuses on placing professional liability and other commercial insurance for architects, engineers, attorneys and other professional consultants. Her insurance career began in 1982. Starting in 1988, Leslie’s specialization was firmly grounded in professional liability insurance and risk management.

Leslie has earned the designations of Commercial Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) by completing two comprehensive insurance programs through the Society of Commercial Insurance Counselors ( and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (, respectively.

With well over two decades of insurance experience and having placed insurance for hundreds of architectural, engineering, and law practices, Leslie’s broker skills are fine-tuned and geared toward finding the right programs and coverages for her clients and negotiating highly competitive premiums. She also provides contract review and risk management seminars for her clients.

Leslie is an active member and Past President (2011 – 2013 term) of a/e ProNet, an international network of brokers who specialize in serving design professionals ( a/e ProNet provides its members and their clients with a wealth of educational materials for risk management, scholarships and more. Leslie served on the Board from 2005 to 2015.

Leslie and her husband, Mark, are avid birdwatchers. They especially enjoy vacationing in Idaho and Wyoming.

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