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Meet The Team

Matt Ward - Executive officer

Matt Ward started his insurance career with Iroquois in 1985 after graduating from Bucknell University. Hired as one of Iroquois’ first Marketing Representatives, Matt helped Iroquois expand into Central and Northeastern New York and Western Pennsylvania. In 1988, Matt left the Home Office to head a new start-up organization in Virginia. He built Iroquois of Virginia, Inc. to over 250 agencies and opened many of the States that now comprise Iroquois Mid-Atlantic Group, Inc and Iroquois South, Inc. Matt added Iroquois New England, Inc to his responsibilities in 2009. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and four children.

Mailing Address

11202 Buckhead Ct.

Midlothian, VA, 23113

Kevin McKay - Senior Marketing Manager

Kevin joined Iroquois after spending more than 20 years as a successful producer and agency owner. His strong agency background is an excellent asset for Iroquois and its members. Kevin is responsible for serving current Iroquois member agents in New England as well as adding new members to the network. He lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

Mailing Address

PO Box 1284
Londonderry, NH 03053

Charlie Orbann - Massachusetts, Connecticut Regional Manager

Charlie joins Iroquois after holding various Underwriting, Sales and Marketing positions over the years with Prudential P&C, Farmers Insurance, and most recently Travelers Insurance, where he was the Agency Distribution Director for their Small Business Division. He is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he received a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management & Insurance. Charlie is responsible for adding new members to Iroquois of New England, primarily in Connecticut & Massachusetts.

Charlie lives in East Hampton, CT with his wife and two daughters.

Mailing Address

PO Box 215

East Hampton, CT 06424

Kathy Patenaude, CIC - Regional Manager

In Connecticut and Rhode Island:

Kathy joined Iroquois to lead its expansion in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  She has spent more than 20 years as a producer, manager and owner of various independent agencies in Connecticut.  Kathy's strong agency experience is a benefit to Iroquois and its Member Agents. Kathy earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Post University. She is married with two children and lives in Southington, CT.
In 2011, she earned Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation following her successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Mailing Address

31 Cobblestone Drive, PO Box 112

Plantsville, CT 06479

Q&A

The Iroquois Group is a service provider for independent property and casualty insurance agencies. We are currently supporting over 2,200 agencies in 41 states. We don’t fit into any easily defined categories. The label most often applied is "Insurance Network," but we are very different from our competitors.
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