Originally from Sacramento CA, Phil followed his father’s footsteps to Williams College, where he majored in history and co-captained the golf team prior to graduating in 1984. Phil continues to serve Williams as class vice president, associate agent, and regional alumni president. He spent 20 years with Aetna, progressing from a Home Office underwriting role to sales and service for western region national accounts. He spent 20 years with Aetna, based primarily in Arizona, ending his tenure in national accounts sales and service for the western region. Prior to joining CAA as the west region account executive in 2021, Phil owned and operated an insurance consulting practice providing ancillary benefits expertise to local and regional brokers.
Phil married Cynthia Zapatka in 1988 and was blessed with 33 years of marriage prior to Cyndy’s passing in 2021. When not helping customers or looking for new business, Phil enjoys golf, travel, reading and cooking.
What do you enjoy most about working at CAA?
I am grateful for the impact that unique educational opportunities had on my growth, and I am proud to be affiliated with an organization that provides the security and peace of mind that allows our schools to continue to offer life-changing curricular experiences to students and families. I also appreciate that as a CAA employee I am actually part of a family that dates back to our founding some 30 years ago.