WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Insurance, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Marco Figueroa as Senior Loss Consultant. Figueroa will work closely with Ascension's clients to provide risk management and safety & health services and will be strategic to the loss control services for both Walter L. Clark (WLC) and Pan American in the greater Fresno area.
"Marco is recognized as being among the very best in his field. We are very pleased to have Marco as part of the Ascension team and are expecting great things from him," said Greg Merrill, Senior Vice President & Director of Crop Insurance Services for WLC and Pan American.
Figueroa commented, "I am very excited to join the Ascension team and hope to put in use all of my safety knowledge and agricultural experience with our clients. My goal as a consultant is to help our clients focus on the loss trends, create a safe work environment, develop a safety culture with supervisors to prevent incidents, and help improve the clients' bottom line."
Figueroa has presented at the AgSafe Conference and is part of the Central Valley Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). He is bilingual and has been very successful in working with the agricultural industry throughout his career. Figueroa continues to work with all Ag-related operations, which include farm labor contractors, nurseries, and field and packing sheds.
Figueroa brings to Ascension 19 years of experience in the Safety and Health/Loss Control sector. Prior to joining Ascension, he was with Zenith Insurance Company for 9 years. Figueroa brings an extensive background as an agricultural specialist in the workers' compensation field. Figueroa earned a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health from California State University, Fresno.
Ascension Insurance, Inc., and its affiliates offer specialized benefits and risk management brokerage and consulting services with a simple mission: helping clients succeed. Ascension goes beyond delivering technical expertise to deliver solutions. With over 450 employees and 35 locations nationwide, Business Insurance magazine has named Ascension one of the 40 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by revenue.
SOURCE Ascension Insurance, Inc.