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Insurance Office of America Appoints Michael J. Tresidder Director of Surety

February 17, 2020

SYRACUSE, New York. (Feb. 17, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is proud to welcome Michael J. Tresidder to its growing team. Mike has been appointed director of surety, which is a newly created position, and he will be based in IOA’s Syracuse, N.Y, office.

“We’re pleased to have Mike join our expanding team and to create this new position, which allows us to deepen the services and expertise we provide our clients,” said Heath Ritenour, chairman and CEO of IOA. “Mike brings not only his considerable experience in the surety industry but also, more importantly, his integrity and professionalism. We see great things ahead.”

Mike has over a decade of experience in the surety industry. Prior to joining IOA, he served as a surety underwriter with Liberty Mutual handling construction clients across Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Mike has a deep understanding of the marketplace and looks forward to working with surety underwriters and brokers within IOA’s national platform.

“The current surety market is highly competitive in upstate New York and elsewhere. I believe there is tremendous opportunity today and into the future in our industry. I was really drawn to the entrepreneurial spirit that IOA embodies and the ability to really build something great here,” said Mike. “With IOA, the culture, people, and dedication to partnership aligned perfectly.”

Mike holds the associate in fidelity and surety bonding (AFSB) and chartered property casualty underwriter (CPCU) designations, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

To contact Mike about your surety needs, call (315) 728-3926 or email



Insurance Office of America (IOA) 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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