Patrick Watkins

President, Shareholder

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Patrick Watkins is President, shareholder, and an active insurance agent and advisor for Watkins Insurance Group, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Texas. Since joining the firm in 1994, he has grown the Austin-based firm to over 125 insurance professionals by providing a wide range of business insurance, bonds, personal insurance, and employee benefits.

Patrick is an active member of the insurance community and holds both the designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Patrick served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) in 2011-2012.  In addition, he has served on many agent advisory councils including those for Travelers, America First, Central Mutual, Safeco, The Hartford, Texas Mutual, and United Fire.

Community support is an important part of the foundation for Watkins Insurance Group. The agency’s community involvement in recent years has benefitted such organizations as the Austin Symphony, Helping Hands Home, and the Austin Trail of Lights. Patrick is also a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Tugboat Institute.

As an employer, Watkins Insurance Group is proud to have been named a Top Workplace by the Austin-American Statesman for 11 consecutive years (2011-2021). Watkins Insurance Group has also had the honor of being named a Best Practices Agency in an annual study by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) and Reagan Consulting for the past 9 years (2013-2021).

When Patrick isn’t spending time with his wife and four children, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

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