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Patrick Hirigoyen

Patrick Hirigoyen

Patrick Hirigoyen is principal of the Hirigoyen Group, a public relations and communications consultancy with a specialty in insurance. Hirigoyen has a reputation as a strategic communications executive with a singular knowledge and understanding of the industry’s trends and issues.

Hirigoyen’s insurance industry experience includes, beginning in 1986, 17 years with the global property-casualty insurer The St. Paul Cos. (now The Travelers), where he served in every aspect of corporate communications and with every area of the company. That included leadership of communications for The St. Paul’s global reinsurer, where he became “go-to” resource for reporters and editors in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific region.

From 2005 to 2009, he was vice president, marketing and communications, for reinsurance broker John B. Collins & Associates (now part of Guy Carpenter).

Insurance and reinsurance clients for the Hirigoyen Group have included:

–Catlin Group (now XL Catlin)
–Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)
–Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association
–K2 Insurance Services
–Atlas General Insurance Services
–MMIC Group (medical liability insurer)
–Stonehill Reinsurance Partners (reinsurance broker)
–Bancinsure (now Red Rock Insurance)
–Arch Reinsurance

Hirigoyen has been quoted or published in various insurance trade publications, including Carrier Management. The Hirigoyen Group produces a regular blog that frequently addresses insurance industry topics.

Recent Articles by Patrick Hirigoyen

Is Terrorism the New Normal for Insurers?

After several mass shootings across the U.S. – in Orlando, San Bernardino, Charleston and elsewhere that, whatever the motivation, created terror – the insurance industry is responding with new “standalone terrorism” coverage. Does this reflect a level of acceptance of such incidents, and of gun violence, as a “new normal,” something we’ll just need to […]

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