ASI Insurance

2 ASI Way St. Petersburg, FL 33702
ASI is the 15th largest homeowners insurance carrier in the United States. Through a network of independent agents, the company offers home, condo, renters, dwelling fire, and flood insurance in over half the country. Umbrella coverage is offered in select states. ASI is known for its financial stability, agent-friendly service and responsive claims organization. The company has been ranked as one of Florida's Best Companies to Work For by Florida Trend for eight consecutive years.

Company Staff

Jeff Hannon
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Vice President, Marketing
Jeff joined ASI in October 2013. He is responsible for leading all corporate marketing functions, as well as the Field Marketing team. Prior to joining ASI, Jeff was a director of Agency Distribution for Progressive Insurance, leading a field marketing team in addition to the Progressive Home Advantage implementation. Prior to his time at Progressive, he was an Assistant Vice President of Marketing for the Agency Markets division at Liberty Mutual. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from John Carroll University.
John F. Auer
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President and CEO
John founded the American Strategic Insurance group (ASI) in August 1997 to provide a voluntary market for residential property insurance. Under John’s leadership, ASI has grown to become one of the 15 largest residential property insurers in the United States. Prior to founding ASI, John served as Vice President of Product Management and Corporate Planning at Bankers Insurance Group and as a Division Controller at Crum & Forster Personal Insurance. He began his insurance career in 1976 as an internal auditor at State Farm Mutual Insurance Company. Throughout his career, John has played a key role in working with regulators and legislators in finding solutions to property insurance issues. He currently serves as a Board member and Chair-Elect of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council, and was previously appointed to Florida’s Property and Casualty Reform Committee’s technical advisory council. He has also served on the Boards of the Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association and the Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction (now the Institute for Business & Home Safety). John earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Ohio State University; an MBA from the University of Texas; and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
Kevin R. Milkey
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Executive Vice President
Kevin joined ASI in January 1998. Kevin’s leadership at ASI includes coordination of the senior management team, supervision of the ASI employee experience, and certain pricing and product management functions. Prior to joining ASI, Kevin worked at Bankers Insurance Group as Assistant Vice President of Product Management, leading the Underwriting and Private Passenger Auto Product Management departments. His responsibilities included establishing rates and underwriting rules, overseeing agency management, and conducting new market research and product development. Kevin has a focus on community involvement, public service and providing a thriving work environment. ASI is a top local contributor to charitable organizations and has repeatedly been rated the #1 company to work for in the Tampa Bay Times “Tampa Bay’s Top Places to Work” survey and named one of Florida’s “Best Companies To Work For” by Florida Trend magazine. Kevin graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont and earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
Patrick T. McCrink
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Vice President, Claims
Patrick joined ASI in June 2014. He is responsible for leading ASI’s Claims department, including all claims operations, strategic direction, and catastrophe preparedness plans. Prior to joining ASI, Patrick was Vice President of Claims for Universal North American Insurance from July 2010 to June 2014 and for Travelers Insurance from November 2004 to July 2010. During his tenure at Travelers, he was instrumental in developing a catastrophe plan that was utilized nationally. Patrick is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Windstorm Insurance Network; served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes; and is a member of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University, holds both the American Educational Institute’s Claims Law designation and Property designation, and is a licensed claim professional in Florida. He also is working to earn the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
Trevor Hillier
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Vice President, Finance
Trevor joined ASI in April 2004. Trevor leads ASI’s Finance department and his areas of responsibility include accounting, corporate planning and corporate finance. Prior to joining ASI, Trevor was Assistant Controller at Bankers Insurance Group. While at Bankers, he directed corporate accounting, which included income taxes, preparation of the corporate plan, and coordination of audits with an independent accounting firm. Before Bankers, Trevor worked as an accounting analyst for SouthTrust Bank. Trevor is a certified public accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Florida. Trevor is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs and Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society for business students.