Patrick Watkins, CIC, CRM
President / Shareholder
Patrick Watkins is President of Watkins Insurance Group, a shareholder in the business, and an active insurance agent and advisor. Watkins Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in Texas. Since starting with the family business in 1994, the Austin-based firm has grown from a four-member staff to over 125 insurance professionals in locations across central and east Texas. Since stepping into the agency President role in 2002, Patrick has led Watkins Insurance Group to provide a wide range of business insurance, bonds, personal insurance, and employee benefit lines.
Patrick is an active member of the insurance community and holds both the designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Patrick was named Young Agent of the Year by IIAT in 2005 and served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) in 2011-2012. He is past-President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Austin and has held numerous board and committee roles over the years. He was the youngest member to receive the Independent Insurance Agents of Austin (IIAA) President’s Award at age 31. In addition, he has been asked to serve on several agent advisory councils including Travelers, America First, Central Mutual, Safeco, The Hartford, and United Fire. Most recently, Watkins Insurance Group has had the honor of being named a 2018 Best Practices Agency in an annual study by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA) and Reagan Consulting.
In the local community, Patrick served as President of the Austin chapter of the Community Associations Institute from 2008-2010. He currently serves on the Board of the Austin Symphony and is an Advisory Board Member of Caritas. Patrick is also a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Patrick continues to encourage community involvement within Watkins Insurance Group which in recent years has benefitted such organizations as the Austin Children’s Shelter, Susan G. Komen, Toys for Tots, the Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive, and the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas.
When Patrick isn’t spending time with his wife and four children, he enjoys hunting and fishing.