Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Enhances Private Client Services Division with Addition of Jennings Insurance Agency

Mar 02, 2011, 13:40 ET from Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. today announced that Jennings Insurance Agency has joined Woodruff-Sawyer of Oregon. Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Jennings Insurance Agency has been a recognized leader in insurance since their founding in 1968. The Jennings Agency has continued to grow in all areas, and is particularly recognized for its expertise in Private Client Risk Management. The firm is known for their high level of service and professionalism, and continues to receive awards for their excellence in client satisfaction.

"This is an exciting next step for us because we share the same passion for excellence and values as Woodruff-Sawyer," says Candace Jennings, President of Jennings Insurance Agency. "We are positioned in many of the same markets as Woodruff-Sawyer, so this new relationship will be a huge benefit to our clients. We share the same commitment to integrity and services our clients have come to expect." Charlie Rosson, Woodruff-Sawyer CEO, noted, "This is a key strategic focus for our firm. The Jennings Agency allows us to further strengthen our position and leverage our expertise and experience in this market segment. We are thrilled to be joining forces with such a high quality firm."

Jennings Insurance will retain their company name and continue to be based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Candace and her team will work with Diane Borden, Vice President of the Private Client Group in San Francisco, to further enhance our services and offerings. Woodruff-Sawyer's Private Client Personal Insurance Services are designed to insure the complex lifestyles, personal property, safety and reputation of high net-worth individuals and their families.

"The Jennings Agency has always enjoyed a wonderful reputation in the Oregon marketplace," says Mike Bennison, head of Woodruff-Sawyer Oregon, Inc. "We are looking forward to working with Candace and her team and expanding our presence in the Northwest marketplace."

About Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

Woodruff-Sawyer is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the nation, and is an active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network. For over 90 years, Woodruff-Sawyer has been partnering with clients to implement and manage cost-effective and innovative insurance, employee benefits and risk management solutions, both nationally and abroad. Headquartered in San Francisco, Woodruff-Sawyer has offices throughout California and in Portland, Oregon.

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