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Patrick Watkins

CEO, Shareholder

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Patrick Watkins is CEO, majority shareholder, and an active insurance agent and advisor for Watkins Insurance Group. Since starting with the family business in 1994, the Austin-based firm has grown to over 150 insurance professionals. Watkins Insurance Group provides 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.  He is past-President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Austin and has held numerous board and committee roles over the years. He was the youngest member to receive the Independent Insurance Agents of Austin (IIAA) President’s Award at age 31. In addition, he has been asked to serve on several agent advisory councils including Travelers, America First, Central Mutual, Safeco, The Hartford, Texas Mutual, and United Fire.

The act of service 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 Caritas. He currently serves on the Board of the Austin Symphony and is an Advisory Board Member of Caritas. 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 13 consecutive years (2011-2023). 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 (2014-2023).

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

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