Heffernan in Oregon Names Nielsen SVP, Branch Manager

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers named Timothy Nielsen to its Portland, Ore. office as senior vice president and branch manager, focusing on new business development and sales management.

Nielsen has had nearly two decades of executive experience, including experience in selling and servicing commercial and employee benefits insurance. Nielsen was formerly the president and CEO of a Portland-based insurance brokerage and also he the expansion of the firm’s risk management practice.

Heffernan has California offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as in Portland, St. Louis, M. and New York, N.Y.