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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Opens London Unit, Led by JLT’s Murrell

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based independent insurance broker, announced it has opened a London brokerage, Heffernan Brokers UK Ltd., led by Nick Murrell as executive vice president. Murrell joins Heffernan to establish its London office and expand operations …

Heffernan Names Grootendorst Branch Manager in Oregon

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has promoted Brenda Grootendorst to branch manager of the firm’s Portland, Ore. Grootendorst, who is a senior vice president in the firm, has more than 30 years of insurance and risk management. Grootendorst was a principal shareholder …

Heffernan Adds Owen as Advisor in California

Heffernan Financial Services, a division of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, has added Jennifer Owen as a financial advisor in the Irvine, Calif. branch. Owen began her career with MetLife working in sales, training, and advanced planning. Later, she worked at BNY …

Heffernan Names Van Aken Assistant Vice President in California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Michelle Van Aken assistant vice president in the benefits department of the Menlo Park, Calif. office. Van Aken brings has more than a decade of employee benefits experience ranging from open enrollment renewals and vendor …

Heffernan Acquires National Truck Services Group in Arizona

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has acquired the assets of Phoenix, Ariz.-based National Truck Services Group. The NTSG leadership personnel, AJ Planeta, sales manager, and Kathy Herter commercial lines manager, will oversee Heffernan’s newest office in Phoenix. NTSG has a team of …

Heffernan in California Names Huang Assistant VP of Employee Benefits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Edward Huang assistant vice president of employee benefits. Huang an enterprise sales background ranging from financial services to software as a service. Heffernan has California offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, …

Heffernan Names Matlock Assistant Vice President in California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Paul Matlock assistant vice president in its commercial lines department of the Petaluma, Calif. office. Matlock has more than 10 years of sales experience in technology and finance. He was most recently with Coding Pixel …

Heffernan Insurance Brokers Adds Skarin as AVP in St. Louis

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has hired Matthew Skarin as Assistant Vice President in the commercial lines department of its St. Louis, Missouri, office. Skarin comes to Heffernan with eight years of insurance experience between personal and commercial lines. Most recently, he …

Heffernan in California Names Kamm to Board

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Barbara Kamm to its board of directors. Kamm is the former president and CEO of Technology Credit Union. Kamm has also served on the boards of Technology Credit Union, Tech Capital LLC, …

Heffernan in California Names Taylor Assistant Vice President

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named James Taylor assistant vice president in Heffernan’s benefits advisory services department. Taylor joined Heffernan in 2014 as an account executive after having worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance and ADP. Heffernan has offices …