Hunter Patten, All Risks
Assistant vice president
Specialty: Zip-line and challenge course construction
As a casualty broker, Hunter Patten is regularly asked to find coverage for hard-to-place risks – and when these risks involve people suspended from a cable more than 30 feet in the air while soaring at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, finding insurance is even more difficult.
Patten was introduced to challenge course and zip-line construction five years ago when his retail agent partner was unable to find coverage for a client. Since then, Patten has gained expert knowledge of the placement and claims challenges faced by course builders and has developed proprietary programs with two carrier partners.
Whether taking on international projects or working in tough construction venues, Patten is constantly adapting to the challenges his clients face and evaluating policy forms to ensure they’re evolving with the complex nature of litigation. “During my career, I’ve learned that integrity is everything,” he says. “Delivering on one’s word is a bare minimum, and good communication is imperative, especially when there may be difficult news to deliver.”