California-based EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has created a national Public Entites Practice and team to deliver property and casualty risk management services, employee and executive benefits consulting and specialized risk solutions for public entities. The company has integrated construction, development and alternative energy expertise into the public entities practice.
D. Michael Enfield will head the new initiative. Enfield is recognized for his service to the public sector in developing and delivering unique risk management solutions within the industry. In response to the public entity insurance crisis of the mid-1980s, Enfield designed and implemented capital funding programs for public insurance pools through an adaptation of public financing. His efforts resulted in the generation of more than $120 million in new policyholder surplus for public pools in California, Montana and Wisconsin. Enfield also served as insurance industry spokesman for the landmark 1986 tort reform ballot initiative in California, Proposition 51, which carried the vote in each of California’s 51 counties.
Property and casualty practice leaders for this public entities practice include Baltimore-based Craig Routson and Brian Marx (mid-Atlantic Division), Michael McNulty, Marianne Schleicher and Jeffrey Stephens (San Francisco), Chris McTigue and Jim Gillette (Los Angeles) and Tony D’Asaro (Irvine).
Terri Ezaki will lead EPIC’s Public Entities Benefits Consulting Group. Ezaki is based in the company’s Sacramento division and has provided employee benefits solutions to the public sector for more than 25 years
David Alvarado, Dan Francis, Jr., John Greenfield and Nancy Hahn will contribute to the Alternative Energy Program Team.