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Heffernan Welcomes Robert Clarke as Vice President of Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has hired Robert Clarke to join its Los Angeles, California office.  As Vice President, Clarke will be responsible for generating new business in Southern California.

Clarke joins Heffernan after years of sales experience in all lines of insurance and surety for environmental service firms as well as the construction, scrap & steel, produce and winery industries.  As a producer and account executive, Clarke generated and serviced a high volume of insurance placements, handling all aspects of account management including marketing, membership and quality control.

A graduate of California State University Northridge, Clarke is a licensed Fire & Casualty Broker/Agent and is also a member of the California Waste Association, as well as the National Association of Chemical Distributors.  

John DeFazio, Branch Manager of the Los Angeles office, remarked, "We enthusiastically welcome Rob to our Southern California 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 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