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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Announces New Board Member, Leslie Murphy

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Leslie Murphy to its Board of Directors.

Murphy is a Marin County resident and has been the CEO of W. Bradley Electric Inc. for nearly 20 years.  With over 200 employees, WBE is the 6th largest Woman Owned Business in the Bay Area and the largest Woman-Owned Contractor in the Bay Area, with projects in single building high-rise, industrial, and campus environments and an annual sales volume of over $65 million.  Ms. Murphy recently was named a 2010 North Bay Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by Women's Initiative.  

F. Mike Heffernan, President and CEO of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, remarked, "We're happy Leslie accepted the position on our Board and we look forward to her dedicating her time, bringing her knowledge, and assisting us in our quest to remain independent and innovative."

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 or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers