Woodruff-Sawyer Names Four New Partners From West

San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named four executives as partners: Kim Armanasco and Michelle Droz from the San Francisco office, Jared Pelissier of the Southern California office, and Brad Wagenaar in the firm’s Hawaii office/Risk Solutions Partners.

Armanasco, senior vice president of insurance operations, is responsible for driving Woodruff-Sawyer’s operational strategy and initiatives. She leads the crisis management team and is a member of the operating and executive committees.

Droz, senior vice president in employee benefits, is also president of the Woodruff-Sawyer CARE committee, the firm’s community service arm. Droz has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and has extensive knowledge of benefits program management in the health insurance market.

Pelissier, senior vice president of directors and officers liability, specializes in management liability and cyber liability risks.

Wagenaar, principal in insurance and surety, has experience as an insurance and risk management advisor in the Hawaii construction industry.

Woodruff-Sawyer is an active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network and has offices in California, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii and Washington.