ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has promoted Brian Billhartz to Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of its St. Louis office.
Billhartz has over 22 years of experience in property and casualty underwriting, production and account management. Billhartz' duties have included feasibility, sales, consulting, marketing, contract negotiations and implementation of wrap up programs for construction projects totaling over $15 billion dollars.
Prior to Wrap-Up Solutions, Billhartz worked in the St. Louis Insurance community for over 20 years in the Wrap Up and Brokerage services area. Previous to that he was Senior Underwriter for one of the largest national property and casualty carriers located in Chicago, working closely with insurance agents and brokers to underwrite property for general liability, umbrella, auto and work comp coverages.
Billhartz earned a B.S. from Illinois State University and earned a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation; an Associate of Risk Management (ARM) degree; and a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation.
The St. Louis branch of Heffernan Insurance Brokers currently has 23 employees and expects to do $5 million in revenues in the next year. F. Michael Heffernan, CEO, remarked, "Our St. Louis office has grown rapidly over the last 18 months with activity from commercial lines, benefits and Wrap Up. We look forward to Brian leading the group and the rest of the St. Louis team to the next level."
About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.
Employee-owned, 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, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011.
For more information, please visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787.
SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers