Brown & Riding Insurance Services announced that Ben Hernandez has joined the company as vice president of Finance and Administration.
Hernandez brings 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to Brown & Riding. Most recently, he served as COO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Company’s office in Orange County, California. Prior to his time with Gallagher, Hernandez worked as CFO for J. Gregory Brown & Company, a commercial insurance brokerage based in Newport Beach, California. He has also held vice president positions with Pacific Pioneer Insurance Group, Anderson & Anderson Insurance Brokers, and UniCARE Financial Corporation.
In Hernandez’s role as vice president of Finance & Administration, he will report directly to President Chris A. Brown and hold responsibility for Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, Compliance, Human Resources, and Administration.
“I am so pleased that Ben has decided to join us at Brown & Riding,” said Brown. “It is rare to find someone with such a depth and range of experience within the insurance industry. I know his positive impact on the firm will be apparent almost immediately. Not only will he take over management of the financial side of the business, his position also centralizes management of our most growing needs: Information Technology and Human Resources.”
Hernandez will be based at the company’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. He can be reached by telephone at (213) 452-7060 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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