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Meet the AP Construction and Surety Leadership Team

The AssuredPartners construction and surety team is made up of seasoned professionals who will provide you with expert guidance and tailored solutions. We understand that every job and every business is different. With access to a comprehensive network of resources, the Construction and Surety team is dedicated to ensuring you are fully protected. From general liability to workers’ compensation to surety bonds, we’re committed to building a long-term partnership.

Kyp Ross
Kyp L. Ross
President, Construction and Surety

Leadership Profile

Kyp began his career with the Ohio Casualty Group in their Surety Department. In 1997, he joined Dawson Companies to spearhead their construction and surety production. Dawson joined AssuredPartners in 2012, where Kyp now leads AssuredPartners’ Construction and Surety vertical. Kyp believes that every client’s needs are unique and therefore, each program must be approached with a coordinated plan, structured to achieve a specified set of goals established by the client and our staff. A graduate of Ohio State University with a BSBA in finance, Kyp is an active member of various industry associations, including AGC, NASBP, ABC, ASA and OCA.

Gary Semmer
Gary R. Semmer, CIC, CWCA
Construction Vertical Practice Leader

Leadership Profile

Gary started his career with the St. Paul Insurance Company (now Travelers) in Chicago as a Commercial Insurance Underwriter. With his considerable insurance and risk management experience in the construction and real estate industries, Gary is AssuredPartners’ Construction Vertical Practice Leader. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management with a concentration in Marketing & Finance. Gary has taught Seminars for the Society of CIC, guest lectured at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and has authored articles and presented webinars for the Pre-Cast Concrete (PCI) Association and American Subcontractors Association (ASA).

Reginald Jarvis
Reginald Jarvis
Surety Vertical Practice Leader

Leadership Profile

In 2016, Reggie and his partners sold their agency Centennial Surety Associates to AssuredPartners; the brokerage's first Surety Bond focused acquisition. With a degree in Accounting from Towson University, Reggie possesses an in-depth knowledge of financial analysis and the unique ability to explain and obtain bonding. He is an active member of the National Association of Surety Bond Professionals and he's on the steering committee for AssuredPartners National Surety practice. Reggie has a passion for business development of minority and emerging contractors. With the goal of helping these firms grow sustainable and profitable organizations, he routinely conducts seminars for Contractor Readiness programs and Bond Education.

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