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Insurance Office of America Appoints Richard J. Leonard VP of Operations for Northeast Region

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Richard J. (RJ) Leonard, Vice President of Operations, Northeast Region

LONGWOOD, Fla. (April 02, 2024) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard J. (RJ) Leonard to vice president of operations for the Northeast region. This promotion follows the considerable contributions and strong performance RJ has demonstrated over his long tenure with IOA.

“From the moment he joined the team at IOA, RJ has not only adapted to challenges but also embraced them with enthusiasm, demonstrating a strong commitment to personal and professional growth. It’s a true testament to his resilience and passion for excellence,” said Chief Operating Officer Bob Peters. “We are confident that RJ will continue to play a pivotal role in shaping IOA’s future.”

RJ joined IOA in 2006 as an account executive on the personal lines team. Since then, he has held several roles of increasing responsibility serving in key leadership positions in personal lines, select business, and field operations. He also has played an integral role in support of IOA’s business development team.

“I have always been intently focused on the development of people and how we serve our valued clients,” said RJ. “I enjoy helping others sharpen their skill set so they can grow personally and professionally, which is something I will be able to continue in this new role.”


Insurance Office of America (IOA) 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. In California, dba IOA Insurance Services. (#0E67768) For more information, visit



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