ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has hired Eric Schroeder to join its Orange, California office. As Senior Vice President, Schroeder will be responsible for producing new business in Southern California.
Schroeder joins Heffernan after eleven years as Senior Vice President at another major brokerage. He began his career in insurance as a producer with a smaller Orange County insurance brokerage firm after serving in the United States Marine Corps.
Ed Nokes, Senior Vice President for Heffernan's Orange Branch, said, "We are very happy to have someone with Eric's experience join the Heffernan family. His background has prepared him well to successfully meet the challenges of producing in a very difficult economic environment. Eric has a great reputation with both clients and peers for focusing on bringing creative solutions, and will be a great addition to our team."
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.
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; New York, NY ; and St. Louis, 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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