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Insurance Office of America Names Steve Thompson Senior Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives

June 1, 2020

LONGFOOD, Fla. (June 1, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) has promoted Steve Thompson to the newly created position of senior vice president of enterprise initiatives. Steve joined IOA in 2017 as a managing partner over its program division.

“Since Steve joined IOA, we have felt his impact in a wide variety of areas beyond our program division,” said IOA President Jeff Lagos. “His promotion is reflective of the depth of his contribution to-date and what we know we will see from him in the future.”

The depth of Steve’s work in the organization had grown far beyond programs in a short period, and this new role fits his skill set perfectly. His oversight includes carrier relations, data, international capabilities, MGAs, and programs, all vital to the future of IOA.

“With Steve’s leadership, we are confident in our continued ability to serve our clients well, to grow in the marketplace, and to position IOA for even greater success in the insurance industry,” said IOA Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour.

Prior to joining IOA, Steve served as partnerships, programs, and alliances executive at The Hartford, having growing roles over the course of his 20 years with the company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rhode Island College.



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. Today, IOA is led by Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour, and 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 25th on Business Insurance’s 2020 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 1,200 associates located in over 60 offices in the U.S. and London. (#0E67768) For more information, visit


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