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Heffernan Welcomes Joshua Rappaport as Assistant Vice President of Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has hired Joshua Rappaport to join its Los Angeles, California office.  As Assistant Vice President, Rappaport will be responsible for producing new business in Southern California.

Rappaport joins Heffernan after years of experience in the practices of niche market commercial insurance, where he is well versed in analyzing and auditing contracts and providing recommendations to minimize risk.  Before coming to Heffernan, Rappaport worked closely with several trade association groups such as lumber, machining, auto wholesalers and plumbing, heating & cooling in order to tailor coverage to those industries. Rappaport graduated in 2001 from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  

"We are excited to welcome Josh and his industry-specific knowledge to our Southern California team," said John DeFazio, Branch Manager of the Los Angeles office.

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 up to 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.

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers