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Heffernan Announces Opening of New York Office

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has announced its expansion into New York.  The firm has hired Joseph A. Mauro to manage their New York Regional Operating Center located at 845 Third Avenue, 6th floor, New York, NY (phone toll free: 855.200.HEFF or direct: 212.308.5393).

Mauro is a veteran insurance industry executive who has headed business development efforts for a number of prominent East Coast-based insurance firms, including Alliant Insurance Group, Bank of America Corporate Insurance Agency, and Frank Crystal & Co.  With more than 25 years of sales management expertise, Mauro will direct recruitment and lead the effort to expand Heffernan's presence in New York and other key Northeast markets.

F. Michael Heffernan, President & CEO, commented, "Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Heffernan Insurance Brokers.  We look for big things from Joe and we're happy to have him on board as a member of our 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, OR; Chesterfield, MO and New York, NY.

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