Faculty NameThomas Barrett*
Prior to SIAA Tom was Executive Vice President of a Chicago-based program administrator. In the firm's 25-year history, they developed more than 100 nationally endorsed association insurance programs and captives generating over $200 million in annual premiums. Tom also served as COO of one of the largest insurance marketing organizations of North America based in Los Angeles. During his tenure he traveled the US and Canada working with insurance agencies and brokers.
The first dozen years of his career were spent as a property and casualty insurance producer for two prominent insurance agencies in North Carolina. While a producer, Tom became a niche marketer and creator of specialty insurance programs, which led to him producing over $1 million commission income annually.
Under Tom's leadership the MidAmerica and Southeast regions of SIAA have gone from their origin in 1997 to over 2,300 agencies producing over $2.5 Billion in annual sales. In 2017 Tom's P&C gross personal revenues were $8.5 Million and under his leadership the region produced over $253 Million in gross revenue.
As an entrepreneur Tom is also involved in a number of interests outside the insurance industry including sales training, commercial & residential real estate, energy, and pharmaceuticals. Other interests include a number of venture capital & private equity investments.