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Heffernan Welcomes Kenneth Johnson as Vice President of San Francisco Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has hired Kenneth Johnson to join its San Francisco office.  As Vice President, Johnson will be responsible for developing and executing risk management programs for a variety of industries in Northern California, including technology, hospitality and construction.

Johnson joins Heffernan after 20 years of experience in risk management and insurance sales.  With extensive expertise in global commercial insurance solutions, Johnson has held key business development and client relationship roles with several leading brokerages during his career.  

Johnson's expertise is in mid-market and Fortune 1000 risk management business segments, as well as consultation on clients' international and self-funded placements. He was involved in the creation of a captive program for credit unions and managed a variety of franchisee group purchasing programs and other affinity programs.

Johnson, a fourth generation San Franciscan now residing in Marin County, earned an MBA from San Francisco State University.  Jeff Hamlin, Senior Vice President of Heffernan's San Francisco office, remarked, "Ken has made an immediate positive impact on our team and will be a tremendous asset to Heffernan."  

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. 

For more information, please visit or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers