Meet the Team

Stephen W. Patterson

Stephen W. Patterson, MBA, CPCU

President/Manager of Broadcasting/Media Insurance Practice

Stephen joined Preston-Patterson in 1984 and immediately started to grow P-P’s broadcaster/media insurance practice. A 1981 graduate of Randolph-Macon College (BS, Economics) and a 1983 graduate of Wake Forest University School of Business (MBA, Marketing), Stephen has also achieved the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation. In his spare time Stephen enjoys skiing and spending time with his wife, family and friends at his Elk Mountain vacation home.

John B. Patterson

John B. Patterson II, CIC

Treasurer/Manager of Personal Insurance Practice

Following his graduation from the University of Montana, John joined P-P in 1982 and has focused on growing P-P’s personal insurance business. John has achieved the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and provides wealth management consulting services to high net worth families and businesses – John focuses on working one on one with high-wealth families and individuals throughout the country. In his spare time, John enjoys fly fishing and the outdoors.

J. Stuart Patterson

J. Stuart Patterson, CIC

Secretary/Manager of Commercial Insurance Practice

Stuart joined Preston-Patterson in 1994 and shortly thereafter formed P-P’s commercial insurance practice. Stuart is a graduate of Keen State College with a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and has also achieved the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. An avid fisherman, Stuart spends many a summer weekend day at sea fishing off of the New Jersey coast.

Dennis M. Hannan

Account Manager

Dennis started his insurance career working for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in 1991. Dennis is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a Business Administration degree. He is an avid collector of rare Elvis Presley memorabilia and is very active in several not-for-profit organizations.

Mario C. Ruzzi

Mario C. Ruzzi, CIC

Account Executive/Risk Consultant

With prior experience at Aon and AIG, Mario has been with P-P’s broadcaster/media insurance practice since 2005. Mario graduated from Philadelphia College of Textile and Science/Philadelphia University (BS, Accounting) and has achieved the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Away from the office Mario enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Alessia E. Vaughan

Alessia E. Vaughan, CIC

Account Executive/Risk Consultant

After graduating from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in Business, Alessia pursued a career in Property & Casualty Insurance and has been with P-P’s broadcaster/media insurance practice since 2006. She has successfully completed the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Alessia enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Michele L. Lanzalotti

Michele L. Lanzalotti

Account Manager

Michele joined P-P’s broadcaster/media insurance practice in 2011 after working nineteen years as a legal secretary. She is working towards the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation and has completed various business classes at Camden County College. Michele is a lover of music, especially classic rock. In her spare time you will most likely find her searching flea markets, consignment shops and vintage stores for unique vintage clothing and antiques.

Susan P. Campbell

Susan P. Campbell

Account Assistant

With five years of prior experience at P-P, Susan joined P-P’s broadcaster/media insurance practice in 2014. A graduate of East Carolina University (BS in Food, Nutrition and Institutional Management), Susan is currently pursuing her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation. In her spare time Susan enjoys outings and activities with her husband and two grown children. Susan also volunteers and fosters for the Delaware County SPCA in Media, PA. and is passionately dedicated to their cause and mission.

Kimberly Patterson

Kimberly Patterson

Executive Assistant

Kimberly Patterson has 25 years prior experience as a business consultant for small to mid-sized organizations. She recently entered the insurance industry and has joined forces with her husband John. A graduate of Ursinus University (BS in Psychology), Kim is also refining her self-taught CSS and HTML coding skills. Kim is a Board member of the local taxpayer’s association and enjoys reading non-fiction in her spare time.

Christopher C. Stevenson

Christopher C. Stevenson

Personal Lines Insurance Consultant

Chris started his career in insurance in 1983 following his graduation from Temple University (BS in Business Administration), and has been with P-P’s personal insurance practice since 1999. An avid lover of contemporary music, Chris has been a professional musician for over 40 years and frequently performs at festivals and events.

Jayne A. Shaw

Jayne A. Shaw

Personal Lines Insurance Consultant

A graduate of Beaver College/Arcadia College with a degree in Business Administration, Jayne has achieved the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation and is also working towards her Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Jayne has been a member of P-P’s personal insurance practice team since 2001. And in her spare time, Jayne volunteers at Forgotten Cats rescue and enjoys bicycle riding and outdoor activities.

Amy Thrash

Amy Thrash

Controller

Amy joined Preston-Patterson in 2018 after previously working in the non-profit and public accounting industries. She is a graduate of Delaware Valley College with a BS in accounting. Away from the office, Amy enjoys gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.