Leadership Team

Meet our leaders who are always Prepared to help you

Patrick L. White

Patrick L. White

Chairman & CEO

Patrick has spent 20+ years in the insurance and financial services field. In addition to being majority owner in Prepared Insurance, he is also a minority owner in Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp., and has served as President, Director and Chairman of the Board.,,During his tenure at Lighthouse, the company expanded to four states, strengthened stat surplus from $5M to over $23M and grew premiums from $12M to over $90M. At Prepared, he is is focused on working alongside the experienced management team already in place. ,,Patrick is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. He serves as Trustee of the Lawrence E. White Family Foundation and on several boards. Supporting amateur wrestling, secondary education for former foster youth and education in general are all passions of Patrick.

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Eric Gobble

President & CRO

Eric Gobble has 27+ years of insurance and risk management experience. Prior to joining Prepared in 2009, Eric served as Senior Director of Risk Management Solutions’ (RMS) North American Strategic Opportunities Group where he focused on the use of catastrophe risk management tools. Eric was formerly with John Deere Insurance and RLI Corp. Mr. Gobble has experience in accounting, reinsurance, portfolio management, and testing of insurance systems and software. He has a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from St. Ambrose University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, a Certified Catastrophe Risk Analyst, an Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance and several other Insurance Institute designations.

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Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers

CFO, Secretary & Treasurer

Jeff has 27+ years of accounting and finance experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Prepared, Jeff held accounting and finance positions with RLI Insurance Company in Peoria, Illinois. In addition to his oversight of the SAP and GAAP reporting process, Mr. Myers was responsible for all SEC and tax filings for multiple subsidiaries of RLI Corp. Jeff also served as the CFO for Catholic Charities of the Peoria, Illinois Diocese. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Illinois State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, in addition to holding several other Insurance Institute certifications.

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Suzanne Murray

Suzanne Murray

AVP, Operations & Compliance

Suzanne serves as Assistant Vice President of Operations & Compliance, responsible for underwriting and operations. She has 24+ years of property & casualty insurance experience. Suzanne is dedicated to enhancing the customer experience, having established our in-house underwriting and customer service departments. Suzanne also oversees human resources, information technology, compliance, and product management. Prior to joining Prepared in 2010, Suzanne was the Operations and Direct Sales Manager for Homewise Insurance Company. Previously, Suzanne worked for USAA and a Florida domestic insurance company. She has a B.A. in Business Management with a specialization in Marketing from Saint Leo University.

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Bruce Bessire

Bruce Bessire

National Sales Manager

Bruce is a solutions-driven leader with over 20 years of sales management and marketing experience. He is experienced in leading and motivating direct sales associates, independent agents and distributors. He has managed the implementation of CRM systems with two prior companies and has experience in national account development, contract negotiations, marketing, budgeting and forecasting. Mr. Bessire holds a BA in psychology from the University of Texas.

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Michael Durovic

CPCU

Claims Manager

Michael brings more than 20 years of property and casualty claims experience to Lighthouse, including over 13 years in a management role. He is experienced in claims management, auditing, adjusting and training. He is actively involved in several industry organizations and holds 18 professional insurance designations. He is a graduate of Clarkson University and Florida State University where he earned an MS in Risk Management and Insurance.

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