EPIC Adds Merget, Ryan to Petaluma Staff

EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Bill Merget and Mike Ryan as principals in the firm’s newest branch office in Petaluma, Calif. The pair bring to EPIC a combined 35 years of experience in commercial property/casualty insurance and risk management, focused on the needs of North Bay business and industry including wine making, construction, nonprofits and the public sector. They will share responsibility for all aspects of EPIC’s growing operations in the North Bay, including strategic planning and management; new business development; strategic market and vendor relationships; and overall client satisfaction. The new North Bay office will become a part of EPIC’s Bay Area Division, which now includes offices in San Francisco, San Mateo, San Ramon and Petaluma.

Prior to joining EPIC, Merget and Ryan spent many years serving North Bay clients at ABD Insurance and Financial Services in Petaluma, Calif., – now a part of Wells Fargo Insurance following an acquisition in 2007.