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Insurance Office of America Welcomes Zachary Waters to Its Western Region Team

June 5, 2020

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 5, 2020) – Insurance Office of America (IOA) is pleased to welcome Zachary Waters to its architects and engineering team. Zachary joins the Pleasanton, California, branch office as a commercial lines producer and risk management specialist.

“We’re thrilled to add someone of Zachary’s rich background to the IOA family. His industry expertise will be a great addition to our already robust design professional group,” said IOA Regional President John Tenuto.

Before joining IOA, Zachary was a broker at Dealey Renton & Associates in Oakland, California, where he worked with design professionals. He brings with him over eight years of insurance and risk management experience. His focus at IOA will be exclusively on architects and engineers and designing risk management programs targeted to keeping clients safe and profitable.

“IOA offers architects and engineers many options to be successful,” said Zachary. “For me, it was clearly a perfect fit, and I’m extremely grateful to be joining a firm with a great culture and strong emphasis on core values that align with my own.”

Zachary holds the accredited advisor in insurance (AAI) designation, and he is a board member of the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco.

To contact Zachary about your insurance needs, he can be reached at (925) 286-7555 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 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