To better serve you, our content is organized by state. Please choose from the dropdown or the list below.

Meet The Team

Matt Ward - Executive officer

Matt Ward started his insurance career with Iroquois in 1985 after graduating from Bucknell University. Hired as one of Iroquois’ first Marketing Representatives, Matt helped Iroquois expand into Central and Northeastern New York and Western Pennsylvania. In 1988, Matt left the Home Office to head a new start-up organization in Virginia. He built Iroquois of Virginia, Inc. to over 250 agencies and opened many of the States that now comprise Iroquois Mid-Atlantic Group, Inc and Iroquois South, Inc. Matt added Iroquois New England, Inc to his responsibilities in 2009. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and four children.

Mailing Address

11202 Buckhead Ct.

Midlothian, VA, 23113

Kevin McKay - Regional Vice President - Northeast

Kevin joined Iroquois after spending more than 20 years as a successful producer and agency owner. His strong agency background is an excellent asset for Iroquois and its members. Kevin is responsible for serving current Iroquois member agents in New England as well as adding new members to the network. He lives in southern New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

Mailing Address

PO Box 1284
Londonderry, NH 03053

Charlie Orbann - Massachusetts, Connecticut Regional Manager

Charlie joins Iroquois after holding various Underwriting, Sales and Marketing positions over the years with Prudential P&C, Farmers Insurance, and most recently Travelers Insurance, where he was the Agency Distribution Director for their Small Business Division. He is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he received a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management & Insurance. Charlie is responsible for adding new members to Iroquois of New England, primarily in Connecticut & Massachusetts.

Charlie lives in East Hampton, CT with his wife and two daughters.

Mailing Address

PO Box 215

East Hampton, CT 06424

Kathy Patenaude, CIC - Connecticut, Rhode Island Regional Manager

Kathy joined Iroquois to lead its expansion in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  She has spent more than 20 years as a producer, manager and owner of various independent agencies in Connecticut.  Kathy's strong agency experience is a benefit to Iroquois and its Member Agents. Kathy earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Post University. She is married with two children and lives in Southington, CT.
In 2011, she earned Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation following her successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Mailing Address

31 Cobblestone Drive, PO Box 112

Plantsville, CT 06479

Ben Ward - Agency Manager - New England Region

Ben Ward recently joined Iroquois Northeast as an Agency Manager serving member agencies in Massachusetts, Vermont,  New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  Ben previously worked as a sales representative for Liberty Mutual in Boston and earlier as an independent agent in North Carolina.  He is a graduate of Northeastern University.
“Ben’s strong sales and service skills and his agency experience will be great assets for Iroquois as we expand our presence in New England,” said Iroquois regional manager Kevin McKay.

Mailing Address

1100 Paddock Lane #11102

Boxborough, MA  01719


The Iroquois Group is a service provider for independent property and casualty insurance agencies. We are currently supporting over 2,200 agencies in 41 states. We don’t fit into any easily defined categories. The label most often applied is "Insurance Network," but we are very different from our competitors.
To see more frequently asked questions, click on the logo above.