Heffernan Names Northington Assistant Vice President in Southern California

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Paula Northington assistant vice president of employee benefits in its Orange County, Calif. office.

Northington began her career in the financial services industry with Private Ledger Financial Services. She moved into a leadership role at MCI/Verizon Telecommunications, followed by working at a start-up company that evolved into XO Communications. She has also started her own companies, including a restaurant in Oregon, and a notary loan document signing agency in Southern California. Northington is the co-founder of CellGenDx, a medical device company headquartered in Irvine, Calif.

Most recently was a new business coordinator with UnitedHealthcare.

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Heffernan has California offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, and in Portland, Ore., St. Louis, Mo, and in Long Island and New York, N.Y.