Patrick (Pat) 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 and hemp industries ranging from dispensaries, cultivators, processor/manufactures, testing laboratories, landlords and ancillary businesses.
What started out as a request for general liability insurance for a cannabis dispensary in 2009, Patrick spearheaded Cannasure to be the premier insurance solution provider in the marijuana industry. The firm is exclusive to the cannabis and hemp industries 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 and hemp events, advisor to many state regulators and frequently interviewed for his position or thoughts on cannabis and hemp trends by leading media outlets such as Crittenden, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Business Insurance, Insurance Journal, and MJ Biz Daily.
Patrick recently concluded his tenure as the first 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 Cleveland, 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 with three children, when not coaching his son’s youth lacrosse team he spends his free time supporting local organizations such as Ohio City Lacrosse and the House of Champions.