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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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Commercial Property Master Class - Commercial Property Policies, Policy Structure

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Which policy does an office building need?


Does a Condo Association policy need different policies if its a residential condo, or an office condo?


What about Business Income? Is that a different policy, or is it part of another policy?


Join us in the fourth session of our Commercial Property Master class as Academy Director, Patrick Wraight introduces us to the different commercial property policies available, when you might need them, and how they're put together.

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Coronavirus and Other Diseases Part 2: D&O, Business Auto, Personal Lines and Updates

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Your response to our first COVID-19 and insurance session was so overwhelming that we decided that we needed to give you more. Join us as we answer your questions from last time, continue to shed light on the coverages that may be available (but probably not) and what certain insureds and states are working on to extend coverage.

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Coronavirus and Other Diseases: Is There Coverage

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Is there coverage if something happens that's related to COVID-19?



  • Event cancellation

  • Loss of revenue

  • Someone got sick and sued


Join us live to discuss these are other questions.

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Commercial Property Master Class - COPE - (Protection & Exposure)

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Join us for the third session in our new Commercial Property Master Class, COPE (Protection & Exposure).


In this session, we will make an in-depth examination of the ways a commercial building can be protected from fire, both from internal building characteristics and external community characteristics.We will also discover why we care what buildings are nearby the insured building and what's going on in those nearby buildings.

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Who is an Insured on the CGL and Why Do You Care?

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Is the new employee that decided to take a swing at a customer an insured on the company's CGL policy?


Is there coverage if an employee takes action to protect property and injures someone in the process?


Join us as we explore who is an insured on a CGL policy.

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Essential Insurance Terms and Concepts

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Why is it called property and casualty insurance when you buy a property policy and a liability policy?


What is reinsurance?


What do you mean they had the wrong class code?


Audit? What is this? The IRS?


The insurance vocabulary is as full of gobbledegook as any other industry is. We believe that insurance professionals fall into two categories: the ones that think everyone understands them, and the others that pretend to understand their peers.


That's what this session is about. We plan to cover the most essential insurance terms and concepts that you will need to understand so that you can carry on conversations.

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Commercial Property Master Class - COPE - (Occupancy)

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Join us for the second session in our new Commercial Property Master Class, COPE (Occupancy).


In this session, we will make an in-depth examination of the occupancy of commercial buildings. We will look at some of the occupancy issues that can arise in dwellings and some of the mixed occupancy issues that arise in commercial buildings.

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Commercial Property Master Class - COPE (Construction)

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Join us for the first session in our new Commercial Property Master Class, COPE (Construction).


In this session, we will make an in-depth examination of the construction of commercial buildings. We will look at how the walls are constructed and at different roofing systems and how these go into classifying a building according to its resistance to fire and wind.

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What Does the Customer Really Need?

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The insurance industry is shifting quickly. Customers are turning to their mobile phones' app store to buy their insurance, rather than calling an agent. Join us as Patrick answers the question, what does the customer really need? In this session, we will look at ways that an agent can add value beyond just taking orders for insurance policies.

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Teaching Insurance Coverage Without Putting People to Sleep

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If you've ever tried to stay awake during a boring insurance coverage class, you're not alone. We've all done it. Join us as we bring together a panel of top insurance educators to discuss how they make coverage training more interesting and engaging.


We have brought together four experienced trainers, educators, speakers and all around insurance geeks.


Join Patrick as he moderates the conversation between these four experts:



  • Kevin Quinley, CPCU, AIC, ARM

  • Chris Behymer, CPCU, ASLI, CIW

  • Gregg Golson, CPCU, AIC, AIM

  • Larry Nicholson, MBA

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