Leadership

Richard E. Pedack

President

Mr. Pedack is President of Seattle Specialty. Prior to forming Seattle Specialty in 1992, Rick developed the Lender Based Fire & Flood Insurance programs for the Minnehoma Insurance Company. Early in his career, he served as an officer of First Interstate Bank of Washington's Retail Banking Division.

Rick is a licensed insurance agent/broker in all states and an active member of several trade organizations, including Mortgage Bankers Association, Independent Insurance Agents of America, Professional Insurance Agents, Washington Surplus Lines Association and Affiliated Financial Insurance Brokers.

In addition to his role with Seattle Specialty, Mr. Pedack serves as Chairman of the Board for Mountain Pacific Bank and has served in a number of volunteer positions with both Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Boy Scouts of America.

He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Central Washington University.

Victoria Husa

Senior Vice President - Client Services

Ms. Husa has over 24 years of experience in lender products, including service management, marketing, underwriting, and product development in connection with mortgage & collateral protection and a comprehensive variety of other lender products. Prior to joining Seattle Specialty, Ms. Husa was an Associate Vice President of Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance and Fastrac Insurance Management Systems.

Mike Fricke

Senior Vice President - Information Technology

Mr. Fricke has been a professional in the insurance industry for over 25 years. His experience stems from several leadership roles within the industry, including roles as President of Fastrac Insurance Management Systems and Divisional Vice President of Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Company.

He earned his B.S. from Washington State University.

Richard Benn

Vice President - Information Technology

Mr. Benn has over 20 years of experience in software development, both inside and outside of the insurance industry. He has worked with General Electric, Fastrac Insurance Management Systems and First American Title.

He earned his B.S. from Weber State University.

Mike Flaherty

Vice President - Marketing

Mr. Flaherty has over 25 years of sales experience working with financial institution agents, community banks and credit unions.

He earned his B.A. from Carson Newman College.

Steve Fujiyama

Vice President - Hawaii Branch

Mr. Fujiyama has over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. In the past, Steve worked with Finance Insurance Limited and currently, he oversees the Seattle Specialty Hawaii Office in Honolulu.

He earned his B.A. from the University of Hawaii.

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