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Nomination Profile

Patrick Simmons

Company: Secutive

Job title: VP Business Development

How many years has your organisation been a continuous member? 13

Which Sector Panel do you fall under? Travel Safety

Years of relevant experience you have for this role: 10

Please indicate any relevant qualifications you have for this role
I have been working in the insurance industry for over 10 years and also have 6 years of student travel experience.

Please give a full outline of your professional and personal experience and skills that are relevant to your application
I am currently the VP Business Development for Global Secutive in Princeton, NJ. I have over 10 years of travel insurance experience, focusing primarily on student and youth travel. Patrick joined Global Secutive in 2017 because of my insurance experience and I share the same passion and enthusiasm for the international cultural exchange world as the rest of the community. In this role I work with clients to provide affordable comprehensive insurance programs for participants of cultural exchange programs that are compliant with J, F, M, Q, OPT and H2B visa needs and requirements, as well as U.S. citizens on outbound programs.
Prior to joining Global Secutive, I served as Director of Business Development at STA Travel. At STA Travel, I worked closely with University and student travel providers.
I earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. I have been attending WYSTC for over 7 years.

In no more than 25 words please state why you are perfect for this position
I feel that I will be an active contributor of new ideas while supporting both the members and WYSE board.