Meet Our Regional Executives

  • Tom Kozera
    AssuredPartners Regional President

    Tom Kozera, CEO of Assured SKCG, started his career with the Insurance Company of North America where he gained extensive experience in actuarials, bonds, claims and commercial underwriting. From there he moved to a major insurance brokerage where as a senior executive he handled all aspects of agency management as well as many national accounts. Using his insurance expertise, he has consulted with clients in many industries and has worked with the FSLIC on insurance matters relating to major bank failures.

    After more than 30 years in the business, Mr. Kozera is a respected resource and consults frequently with large real estate firms, law firms, bar associations and other prominent businesses.  Tom is currently overseeing the Northeast region for AssuredPartners, Inc.

  • Randy Larsen
    AssuredPartners Regional President

    Randy joined Schifman Remley Associates, now Assured SRA, in 1998 and became an agency partner in 2007.  Before assuming a leadership role in the agency, he served as a sales executive.

    Prior to launching his insurance career, Randy spent 14 years in the banking industry in commercial lending. His financial experience began at American National Bank in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Randy oversees the Central States operation for AssuredPartners in his new role as regional president.  The growing Central States Platform currently consists of offices in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas.

  • Kyp Ross
    AssuredPartners Regional President

    Kyp began his career at Dawson Companies in April of 1997 as a Producer.  Since that time he has become the largest producer of commissioned income within the Dawson organization.  Kyp was named Vice President of the Construction Division in 2002 and then President of Dawson Insurance – Cleveland.  In 2006 Kyp was then promoted to President of Dawson Insurance for all of Ohio.

    Kyp’s dedication, industry knowledge and experience soars above all else.  He approaches the business with unique ideas and a structure to achieve his goals.  In his new role he will be AssuredPartners Regional President with the territory assignment of Northern Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

  • Mike Paschke
    AssuredPartners Regional President

    Mike Paschke joined AssuredPartners in June 2016 coming from insurance broker  Brown and Brown.  Prior to joining AP Mike held various senior leadership roles most recently as Regional President.  Mike is well versed in both Property & Casualty and Life & Health segments of the industry.  He was also the Employee Benefits national practice lead at his previous employer for over nine years.  Mike served as chairman of the Council of Employee Benefits Executives in Washington DC from 2005 to 2007.

    As Regional President Mike will be responsible for operations as well as mergers and acquisitions with a focus on recruitment and development in the AssuredPartners Western Region. 

  • Larry Schaefer
    AssuredPartners Regional President

    Larry Schaefer is the President of AssuredPartners NL, overseeing the strategic growth and expansion of the company while maintaining the day-to-day operations. Larry brings more than 37 years of insurance related experience with a background in Property and Casualty operations, Larry supports the mission statement by leading the activities that contribute to AssuredPartners NL becoming the leading and most trusted supplier of cost-effective insurance, risk management services, surety bonds, and third party administration in the region.

    In this expanded role with AssuredPartners, Larry is responsible for Kentucky, Southern Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana regions.