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Insurance Office of America Welcome Mike Riggs to Its Western Region Team

November 30, 2020

PLEASANTON, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Mike Riggs as a commercial property and casualty risk advisor specializing in the agriculture and food industries. Mike joins IOA’s team in its Western region, serving out of the Pleasanton branch location.

“We’re excited to welcome Mike to IOA’s Western region team as we continue to grow our footprint in the agribusiness industry. His approach and attitude toward delivering highly tailored risk management services to his clients aligns perfectly with IOA’s values,” said IOA Regional President John Tenuto.

Before joining IOA, Mike was a principal at Newfront Insurance. He brings over 25 years of agriculture and food industry risk management and insurance expertise to IOA. Mike’s focus at IOA will go beyond the food industry to designing risk solutions for mid-sized businesses and organizations.

“IOA offers unique risk management and insurance products and services to help companies make their businesses progress,” said Mike. “The entrepreneurial culture at IOA allows me to scale an enterprise risk management plan, like Fortune 500 companies, that perfectly aligns with mid-sized organizations and their strategic goals. With IOA, I can help them lower their total cost of risk and add value to each firm.”

Mike has a Bachelor of Science in risk management and insurance from Fresno State, and he is a dedicated member of food industry associations.

To contact Mike about your insurance needs, he can reached at (831) 970-1899 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. 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 11th on Insurance Journal’s 2020 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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