Heffernan Insurance Brokers News

Heffernan Insurance Brokers Hires Group Benefits Advisor in New York

Heffernan Insurance Brokers recently hired Brody Fontaine to join its New York office as group benefits advisor. Fontaine will focus on building the benefits practice for Heffernan, focusing on mid-size employers. Fontaine is a former account executive with experience in …

Heffernan Taps Castagnola as VP in Southern California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Lisa Castagnola assistant vice president in its Orange County, Calif. branch. Castagnola will focus on building the contractors niche for Heffernan in Southern California. Castagnola has expertise in all areas of commercial insurance, including property/casualty, risk management and …

Heffernan Names Paletta Sales Manager, Benefits in California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Marc Paletta sales manager for its Northern California benefits team. Paletta began his career in underwriting before moving into sales as an account executive. He was promoted to regional sales manager for Northern California.  In 2004 he joined Heffernan …

Heffernan Hires Prout in Northern California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Jeff Prout assistant vice president North Bay office in California. Prout will focus on new business development for all Commercial Lines for Heffernan. Prout’s background includes consulting, sales and marketing in the insurance and banking industries along …

Heffernan Names Catanese Assistant Vice President in Southern California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Zach Catanese assistant vice president in its Orange County, Calif. office. Catanese will focus on new business development for all commercial lines. He has a background as a marketing representative for a national insurance carrier. Catanese …

Heffernan Acquires N.Y.-Based Consuasor Insurance Advisors

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers recently acquired Consuasor Insurance Advisors in New York. Founded in 2006, Consuasor is a multi-lines middle market broker with offices in New York City and Long Island, New York. Consuasor’s New York City operations …

Billhartz Promoted to Senior VP in Heffernan’s St. Louis Branch

Heffernan Insurance Brokers promoted Brian Billhartz to senior vice president and branch manager in its St. Louis, Mo., office. Billhartz has over 22 years of experience in property and casualty underwriting, production and account management. Billhartz’ duties have included feasibility, …

Mahoney Named Chief Operating Officer of Heffernan in California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Jennifer Mahoney chief operating officer. As COO, Mahoney will oversee corporate governance, contracts, property and facilities management, mergers & acquisitions, corporate communications, philanthropy and wellness and internet strategy. Mahoney has been with Heffernan for seven years in …

Heffernan Benefits Names Alarcon in Northern California

Heffernan Benefits Advisory Services, a division of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, named Andrea Alarcon to the position of benefits compliance/legislative counsel, focusing on Employee Retirement Income Security Act law and health care reform implementation and compliance. Alarcon will be working out of Heffernan’s …

Heffernan N.Y. Branch Hires Vice President, Professional Lines Practice

California-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers recently hired Brian Leidell to join its New York City office as vice president, professional lines practice. Leidell was most recently practicing insurance law for an international firm, where he also acted as a business developer …