ORANGE, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has hired Ed Nokes to lead its Orange, California office. As Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of the Orange operations, Nokes will be responsible for developing new business in Southern California.
An industry veteran, Nokes joins Heffernan after an extensive career. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1975, and spent two years as a CPA for a public accounting firm. He then moved to a national furniture manufacturer where he rose to the CFO position. In 1986, Nokes joined Willis as a divisional CFO. He later became COO for the Western United States. In 2005, he started ABD Insurance property & casualty in San Diego. Nokes then became Western Regional Sales Director at Venbrook Group.
"We are thrilled to welcome Ed on board and look forward to watching him grow our presence in Southern California," said John Tallarida, Senior Vice President for Heffernan.
Heffernan Insurance Brokers offers a full line of property, liability, group medical insurance, personal insurance and financial services. The company provides insurance products and services to individuals, as well as to a diverse group of companies within a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, wine, property owners, nonprofits, and technology. The Orange office specializes in nonprofits and religious organizations.
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.
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