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Insurance Office of America Welcomes Pelayo Carranza to its Growing Property and Casualty Division

LONGWOOD, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2023) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) welcomes the addition of industry veteran Pelayo Carranza to its growing property and casualty division. For over 25 years, Pelayo has helped west coast companies succeed by working with them to protect their assets and increase profitability.

“We are thrilled to bring Pelayo onto the IOA team,” said IOA West Coast Division President John Tenuto. “He brings incredible expertise, and I am sure he will serve our clients well as he applies his risk management knowledge and strength of relationships to his new role.”

Before joining the IOA team, Pelayo served as a senior vice president with a boutique brokerage in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a trusted advisor, Pelayo has been instrumental in top-line growth for companies of all sizes, including Top 10 brokerages. His expertise lies in the landscaping, food processing, manufacturing, janitorial, construction, and contractor fields. He also has served as a national practice leader for the hospitality industry.

“I have been very impressed with the IOA team, values, and approach for quite some time,” said Pelayo. “At IOA, we are advocates for our clients and always making sure we address the core concerns of both our clients and our carrier partners. Having this deep-rooted rapport, which includes key insurance personnel, makes all the difference in this business, and my 25 years have served me well in that capacity.”

Pelayo attended San Francisco State University, and he holds the certified authority on workers’ compensation (CAWC) designation.

Pelayo is based in San Mateo, California. To contact him about your insurance needs, he can be reached at (650) 533-7887 or



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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