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Aaron Cohen Joins Insurance Office of America’s Expanding Cannabis Team

March 3, 2020

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Aaron Cohen to the IOA Insurance Services team in its western region. Aaron joins IOA’s expanding team of cannabis industry specialists as a risk management consultant, and he will be based in the Encino, California, location.

“A knowledgeable leader and innovator, we are fortunate to have someone with Aaron’s experience in this growing niche join our company,” said IOA Regional President John Tenuto.

A native of Los Angeles, Aaron is a commercial lines producer licensed in property and casualty as well as accident and health. He brings a multifaceted approach to risk management and insurance, specializing in the cannabis and hemp industry, while also engaging in other sectors including commercial property, consumer packaged goods, gaming, and restaurant. Aaron works to forge close partnerships with his clients that are built on transparency and trust, taking a consultative approach to help them achieve sustainable growth.

“We are excited to add a new team member with Aaron’s expertise in the high-growth industry of cannabis,” said IOA producer Matt Engle, who joined the company in 2019 to help develop and build its focus on cannabis-related insurance and risk management programs. “He will contribute significantly to our expanding national practice.”

Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

To contact Aaron about your insurance needs, he can be reached at (818) 383-7001 or email



Insurance Office of America (IOA), dba IOA Insurance Services in California, is a full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 by John Ritenour and Valli Ritenour. It is one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the United States. IOA is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report and 23rd on Business Insurance’s 2019 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business list. IOA was named a National Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,000 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London. For more information, visit


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