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Heffernan Insurance Brokers' Janice Berthold Named YWCA 2016 Tribute to Women Honoree

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, announced today that Janice Berthold, Senior Vice President, has been named a Young Women's Club of America (YWCA) Silicon Valley 2016 Tribute to Women Honoree.

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Berthold, a Workers' Compensation Coach and Risk Manager, began her career in 1977, starting her own successful insurance agency in a male-dominated industry. Since then, Berthold has been recognized by numerous publications, including being named Enterprising Woman of the Year in 2003 by The Business Journal. She has earned the esteemed and rare honor of Professional Workers Comp Advisor and holds many prestigious designations within the insurance industry. She is celebrated year after year at Heffernan as one of the company's top salespersons with unwavering energy and commitment to her clients. Berthold also partakes in the company's Women of Influence group, encouraging and empowering young women to be confident and forge successful career paths, and actively participates in numerous philanthropic efforts.

"If insurance was a national sport, Jan would have been inducted into the Hall of Fame a long time ago," said John Tallarida, Executive Vice President and Menlo Park Branch Manager, who nominated Berthold for the award. "She has set a high bar for teamwork, persistence, sincerity, and loyalty, and has been a vibrant trailblazer for women throughout her career. We are most fortunate to have her on our team."

This is the 32nd anniversary of YWCA Silicon Valley and local employers coming together to honor outstanding executive women and emerging leaders in an event that reflects YWCA's mission of empowering women. The 2016 Tribute to Women Awards dinner will take place on May 12th at The Fairmont San Jose.

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 insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO; Long Island and New York, NY.

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