John Donahue, CPCU

President and Chief Executive Officer

John joined Topa Insurance Group with over 25 years of experience in personal and commercial lines insurance.  During his career, John has run insurance operations that have designed and underwrote personal and commercial lines property and casualty products to be distributed through a wide range of models including captive agents, independent agents and brokers, direct operations as well as wholesalers.  John was attracted to the Topa family of companies due to its long legacy of successful business operations, strong parental support, energized employee base, and its reputation for integrity in the wholesale community. 

Prior to coming to Topa, John founded a nonstandard auto insurer domiciled in California.  His work experience also includes GMAC Insurance, MAPFRE Insurance, and the California State Automobile Association.  With these companies, John has a proven track record for outstanding customer service, high employee engagement and profitable growth in the P & C arena. 

John graduated from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.  He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. 

On the weekends you'll find me... spending time on a long walk with my wife, hanging out with my grown children when nearby, and enjoying a laugh with friends and family.

Favorite Song: Kings and Queens, Aerosmith

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