Joan Bauer is Chief Operating Officer at WKFC and CorRisk Underwriting Managers. Previously, she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives, leading the BOP program and co-leading the Deductible Buyback Program. She has been with WKFC since 2010, initially training as an underwriter under Dawn D’Onofrio. Joan is instrumental in the implementation of new initiative and programs and facilitates improvements between underwriters, management, and development teams.

Prior to WKFC, Joan led her team as a property broker in the southeast, where she worked for a leading global specialty insurance distributor. Joan graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following undergrad, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and obtained an A.S in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, four stepchildren and rescue pup Sidney.