Patrick McManamon is a pioneer in the cannabis insurance industry. The founder and CEO of Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC (Cannasure), is a highly recognized insurance thought leader in all sectors of the cannabis industry ranging from dispensaries, cultivators, processor/manufactures, testing laboratories, landlords and ancillary businesses.

What started out as a request for general liability insurance for a dispensary in 2009, Patrick spearheaded Cannasure to be the premier insurance solution provider in the marijuana industry. The firm is exclusive to the cannabis industry as a wholesale broker and MGA that facilitates insurance coverage placements, develops product/programs, underwrites and services standard, alternative risk as well as risk management placements.

Patrick’s expertise keeps him busy and well sought after to speak at insurance and cannabis events, advisor to many state regulators and frequently interviewed for his position or thoughts on cannabis trends by leading media outlets such as Crittenden CNN, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Business Insurance, Insurance Journal, and MJ Biz Daily.

Patrick serves as Chairman of the National Cannabis Insurance Association’s (NCIA) insurance and finance committees. In addition, Patrick is a founding member of NCIA of Ohio. Patrick is also an active member of ArcView Group (Cannabis Investment and Market Research).

Prior to Cannasure, Patrick was the President of McManamon Insurance, third-generation insurance group located in Westlake, Ohio, where he guided the growth of the company in the emerging markets.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in Political Science. A dedicated family man, he spends his free time supporting local organizations such as Ohio City Lax (Urban Lacrosse) and the Houser of Champions (non-profit organization helping kids succeed academically).