Contract Underwriting Leadership

Josh Penwell

Sr. Vice President, Contract Underwriting

Josh serves as the Senior Vice President of Contract Underwriting. He has previously served as Vice President of Contract Underwriting, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Merchants Bonding Company's Austin, Texas office. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in finance and began his career at Merchants Bonding in 1996. Josh is a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Associated General Contractors of America and the Construction Financial Management Association.



Jason Dettbarn, AFSB

Vice President, Contract Underwriting

Jason serves as the Vice President of Contract Underwriting. He previously served as Regional Vice President and Assistant Vice President of Contract Underwriting over various territories. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in finance and began his career with Merchants Bonding in 1998. Jason is a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers and has obtained the Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bond underwriting designation from the CPCU Society.