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Insurance Office of America Announces New Chicago Team to Serve Central Region

LONGWOOD, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to announce the addition of its new Chicago-area team, which will serve the company’s central region in its East Coast division. The new team, based in Elgin, Illinois, includes the arrival of veteran producers Tony Spina and Jason Levin and account executive Christine Pikowski.

“As IOA expands into new markets, we need insurance experts who are dedicated to our clients in a way that goes well beyond the transactional relationship to one that is transformational. The addition of this new team and the expertise they bring further demonstrates our commitment to growing smart, providing excellent risk management solutions, and serving our clients well,” said IOA Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour.

Before joining IOA, Tony Spina was managing director of the staffing practice at GCG Financial LLC, an Alera Group company, and Christine Pikowski was the account manager for the staffing practice. During their tenure, Tony and Christine built a pristine reputation with carriers and clients alike through their unparalleled work product and unique approach to claims and risk management. They are passionate about helping clients achieve long-term strategic goals, working to reduce premiums as they employ alternative risk financing programs, such as captives.

Tony attended Western Illinois University, and Christine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University.

“We are excited to join an organization that values existing client relationships the same as new client relationships and is committed to providing the support all clients deserve,” said Tony.

Jason Levin joins IOA as a 20-year veteran of the commercial insurance industry, working with manufacturing, transportation, staffing, distribution, technology, contracting, and retail clients across Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. He most recently served as a senior risk management consultant with GCG Financial focusing on property and casualty insurance, including workers compensation and cyber insurance. Jason is a proven client advocate and sales leader who has a passion for providing excellent service and creative solutions, such as captive insurance and risk retention plans. Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Roosevelt University.

“I am very excited to join IOA,” says Jason. “IOA’s leadership and I deeply believe that placing a business insurance program is only the beginning of a client relationship.”



Insurance Office of America (IOA), dba IOA Insurance Services in California, is the fourth largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States. Founded in 1988, IOA is a recognized leader in providing property and casualty, employee benefits, and personal lines insurance and risk management solutions as well as insurtech innovation. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, part of the greater Orlando community, IOA has more than 1,300 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and United Kingdom. (#0E67768) For more information, visit



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