Insurance Professionals of Santa Barbara
The current 2019-2020 IPSB Board of Directors consists of the following members:
Pat Park - Alarm Insurance Agency
Pat Park has worked in the Insurance InduSecretarystry since 1957, starting as a file clerk at Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in Montreal; Commercial Lines rater at INA in Los Angeles; then in Commercial Lines positions at several insurance agencies in Santa Barbara. She is officially retired, but currently working part time from home, as a Commercial Lines Account Manager for Alarm Insurance Agency, North Charleston, SC.
Pat joined the Insurance Women of Santa Barbara in 1979 serving as President in 1991 and 1992, then again in 2004 after the name change to the Insurance Professionals of Santa Barbara (IPSB). She earned her designation, CPIW (Certified Professional Insurance Woman) in 1981. She has attended many conventions at the State, Regional & National levels as delegate for IPSB, and served on committees at many of these conventions. Over the years Pat has held many positions on the Board and committees for IPSB, and is currently beginning her second term as Secretary for 2019. In addition she is also the Treasurer.
Past President (and Webmaster):
Kathy Curtis - HUB International Insurance Services
Kathy Curtis was born and raised in Santa Barbara and attended local schools in the area. She had several careers before she transitioned into the Insurance business. She began working in a single line agency, “State Farm Insurance”, in 1996, specializing in Personal Lines Coverage. During that time she obtained her California Property Casualty and Life/ Health Licenses.
In 1999 she transferred from a Single-Line Insurance Company to a multi-line brokerage; Manchester Insurance Agency. She began working in the Claims office and then later moved up to become an Account Manager. In 2003 she expanded her job skills by transferring to HUB International Insurance Services Inc. During that time she has obtained her CISR Designation from the National Alliance.
Kathy joined IPSB in 1997 and has been active in the organization for twenty-two years. She became the Secretary in 2012 and served four terms. In addition, she also served as Vice-President from 2014 to 2017. She also served a second term as the President. she now advises the Board Members as the Past President.
She also created the IPSB website and enjoys updating the site, using her own photography so everyone can enjoy beautiful pictures of Santa Barbara. In addition, she updates the Facebook page as well. She has been happily married for eighteen years to her husband, Jim.
I have been involved in the Insurance Industry for over 36 years. My experience is both on the Company Underwriting Side as a Territorial Manager and the Agency Side as both a Commercial Lines Department Manager and Marketing Manager.
Being involved in the local Community for the duration of my career has helped to establish many long standing professional relationships.
Interests include attending Nascar Races throughout the county and assisting my husband, Mike DeBacker in restoring Muscle Cars.