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Patrick Wraight

Patrick Wraight

Patrick is the Director of Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance. As an insurance learning professional, he is passionate about taking the complicated and making it accessible for everyone, especially the insurance community.

He started his insurance career as a commercial underwriter for an MGA that wrote fire departments, ambulance companies, home medical equipment dealers, and other niche markets. It was there that he also started his journey in insurance education by designing and implementing a new underwriter training program.

From there, he moved to one of the largest Florida-based property insurers to become an underwriter trainer. While there, his role expanded beyond classroom and online training to become a learning consultant. He spent time with his customers to determine their learning needs and develop a plan to meet those needs.

Patrick has earned several industry designations:

  • CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor)
  • ITP (Insurance Training Professional)
  • CRM (Certified Risk Manager)
  • CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative)
  • AU (Associate in Commercial Underwriting)
  • AINS (Associate in General Insurance).


Patrick is also the 2021-22 President of SITE, the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators.

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5 Reasons "Your Work" Isn't Covered

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The exclusions on the CGL coverage form can be confusing, especially when you consider that sometimes it looks like there are exclusions for things that should be covered. Join us as Academy Director Patrick Wraight makes sense out of several exclusions that apply to the work that your clients are doing and the products that they are selling.

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The Sinking Florida Property Insurance Market: A Panel Discussion

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Patrick Wraight, Academy Director, is bringing together four experts to discuss Florida, what happened in property insurance in 2022, what might happen in 23, and what it may mean for the rest of the country.

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CGL Master Class - The 7 Part Series

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Our CGL Master Class is a seven-part class that takes participants through the details of liability exposures and the CGL policy. Each class is designed to build on the others, giving you a full understanding of the CGL policy.


This class is designed for those who want to know more about commercial general liability and are willing to take some time to learn about it.


Join us as Patrick Wraight, Academy Director of Education, brings his insurance experience to bear to help you become more confident in understanding and applying the CGL policy.

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Commercial Property Master Class - The 8 Part Series

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Our Commercial Property Master Class is an eight-part class that takes participants through the details of property underwriting and commercial property policies. Each class is designed to build on the others, giving you a full understanding of the Commercial Property policy.


This class is designed for those who want to know more about commercial property and are willing to take some time to learn about it.


Join us as Patrick Wraight, Academy Director of Education, brings his insurance experience to bear to help you become more confident in understanding and applying the commercial property policy.

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2022 ISO Homeowners' Program Updates

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It's been over a decade since the last revision of the ISO Homeowners' program. Join us as Academy Director, Patrick Wraight brings us the details of this update.

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Ways to Finance Risk

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In this fourth session of our Risk Management Basics series, we discuss how an organization can finance the risks that they take on. This step in the Risk Management Cycle is critical because an organization that has decided to take on certain risks must understand the risk brings a potential financial consequence. Those financial consequences must be planned for and funded. Join us as Patrick discussed risk financing.

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Ways to Control Risk

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In this series, we're taking a high-level look at risk management. In just a few sessions, we will give you a primer on risk management. It won't make you a risk manager, but it is designed to open the discussion about risk, risk management, the place the insurance plays in the process, and how you can better serve your clients.


This session is focused on some of the ways that you can help businesses to control the risks that they face. Join us as Patrick discusses ways to control risks.

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How to Identify Risk

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In this series, we're taking a high-level look at risk management. In just a few sessions, we will give you a primer on risk management. It won't make you a risk manager, but it is designed to open the discussion about risk, risk management, the place the insurance plays in the process, and how you can better serve your clients.


This session is focused on some of the ways that you can help people to identify the risks that they face. Join us as Patrick discusses ways to identify risks.

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CGL Master Class - Policy Limits and Selected Endorsements

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In this final session of our CGL Master Class, we will look at how the limits on the CGL policy get used. It may seem straightforward, but when you consider that there are six limits and a loss might touch three of them at once, it begins to get a little complicated. After that, we'll deal with several endorsements that you need to be introduced to because one of your clients might come to you with them on their policy. You need to know how they change the policy and if you need to try and get the endorsement removed.

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What is Risk and Risk Management

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Risk abounds in life and in business. In this session, we will examine risk, what is it and what does it mean for us? We will then take a look at how risk can be managed and decide on a process for doing just that.

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