Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Christian Smith to its Santa Ana, Calif. office as assistant vice president.
Smith will specialize in tailoring comprehensive insurance programs for large commercial lines.
Smith was formerly with an underwriter, working in various niches like nonprofit organizations, entertainment and schools. Smith was also formerly a producer at a brokerage, specializing in auto and equipment dealers, petroleum risks and contractors.
Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Heffernan has California offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as in Portland, Ore., St. Louis, M. and New York, N.Y.