SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that Julie Davis has joined its San Francisco team as a Vice President specializing in the technology industry sector and product specialization in network risk, security and privacy liability.
"We are thrilled Julie is joining our team," said Jeff Hamlin, San Francisco Branch Manager and Senior Vice President. "Given Julie's depth of experience in the technology sector, as well as her academic accomplishments, our clients will be very well served by her expertise."
Davis has 25 years of insurance and risk management experience and has been at the forefront of developing programs to help technology firms manage their risks. For the past 17 years Davis has served as Executive Vice President for Aon Risk Services Technology Practice where she created and led its National Practice for Emerging Technology and Life Science firms. With Davis's leadership, the division served more than 1,400 technology firms, which launched more than 1,000 new products. The firms she served had frequent M&A and IPO activity, and several achieved public status with an aggregate market cap exceeding $40 billion.
Davis's industry accolades include Annual Women in Insurance Leadership Award, sponsored by Insurance Networking News Magazine, Chicago; Chicago Innovation Awards, sponsored by Kuczmarski & Associates, Microsoft, Deloitte and Chicago Sun Times; and Insurance Innovators Award, sponsored by Insurance and Technology Magazine.
She is an accomplished author with articles published in Insurance Journal, Business Insurance, National Underwriter and Rough Notes. She is co-author of E-Risks—Liabilities in a Wired World, published by National Underwriter.
She is also the founder of a nonprofit, RiskCommunities, and she established the TechRisk Institute, aimed at helping technology firms better manage new risks on the horizon. Information about both organizations can be found at www.riskcommunities.com.
Davis is a graduate of the Institute of Business Management and the Institute of Managerial Leadership from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. She is a graduate of and has obtained a certification in Finance & Accounting Accreditation from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Orange, Calif.; Portland, Ore; and Chesterfield, Mo.
Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities. Each of the firm's 420 employees is granted four paid days off per year to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit. The Heffernan Group provides a Workplace Wellness program for all employees and many participate in active volunteering events such as the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride.
For more information, please visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.
Director of Corporate Communications
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
181 Third Street #200
San Rafael, CA 94901
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