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Insurance Office of America Welcomes Transportation Industry Veteran Steven Cardew to Florida Division

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Steven Cardew, Southeast Transportation Lead

LONGWOOD, Fla. (September 14, 2023) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Steven Cardew, CLCS, to its growing Florida Division team. Steven brings his extensive experience to his new role as southeast transportation lead, which is an industry with significant impact on today’s economy.

“We’re excited to have Steven join the team at IOA. With his depth of knowledge in the transportation industry, we know our clients will be in the best of hands at a time when expert advisors are needed more than ever,” said IOA Group Chairman and CEO Heath Ritenour. “Steven is a perfect fit for our culture and will be a key leader in helping protect our clients’ businesses and their dreams.”

Before joining IOA, Steven served as senior vice president and partner of a top-tier brokerage where he played a key role in expanding its transportation operation in the southeast by 500% over the last six years. He also started a transportation practice in his prior agency overseeing all transportation division operations. His ability is grounded in legacy as his father was in trucking and logistics for decades. Steven pursued trucking following his entrance into the insurance industry, utilizing his contacts with some of the largest logistics providers in the U.S.

“A huge part of my decision to join IOA was the result of my conversations with leadership. I appreciate the culture and values the company is built upon, which align so well with my own,” said Steven. “I’m excited to apply my expertise to the growth of the transportation practice and to see what new heights we can reach together.”

Steven earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of South Florida and his MBA from Everest University. He holds the commercial lines coverage specialist (CLCS) designation.

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