The Brennand Agency was founded in late 2016 by Patrick Brennand. Previously known as the Homestead Agency, Patrick purchased the company after having been an employee for many years and the agency manager for the past seven years. Now located in Winneconne, WI the Brennand Agency specializes in the insurance needs of farms and rural communities.
A licensed Property & Casualty agent since 1991, Patrick began in the industry in a part time position with Nekimi Mutual. He was retained as an agent with Homestead Mutual when they merged with Nekimi Mutual in 2000.
Patrick was elected to the Wisconsin Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (WAMIC) Board of Directors serving from 2003 through 2009. He is a past chairman of the WAMIC board and continues to serve on the WAMIC Legislative Committee, currently serving as committee chair.
For twenty years, Patrick served the community as a Supervisor on the Winnebago County Board. He is still involved as a citizen member of the county’s Information Systems committee. He also served on the Wisconsin County Mutual Board of Directors for 18 years and continues to serve on the organization’s operations oversight committee.
An Oshkosh native, Patrick was raised on his family’s dairy farm south of Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh West High School. He attended Fox Valley Technical College, where he received an Associate degree in Information Technology.