PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that Matthew Gailey has joined its Portland office as Assistant Vice President. He will focus on property and casualty insurance, and directors and officers liability for property management firms and medical entities.
"We are pleased Matthew has become part of the Heffernan team," said Rick Allen, senior vice president and branch manager of Heffernan's Portland office. "With his experience in both education and medical sales, he offers our health industry clients very valuable expertise."
Gailey, who began his insurance career with Liberty Mutual, most recently handled medical sales as a primary health-care representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
An avid jazz and folk musician – he is both a singer and a songwriter – Gailey looks forward to facilitating insurance for venues that support live music in Portland and Seattle. Gailey graduated from Florida Southern College with a bachelor's degree in education and he studied music at the graduate level at Indiana University.
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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