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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Hires Paula Northington to Join Southern California Branch

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, recently hired Paula Northington to join its Orange County office as Assistant Vice President of Employee Benefits.

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Northington began her career in the financial services industry with Private Ledger Financial Services in San Diego. She later moved into a leadership role at MCI/Verizon Telecommunications, followed by working at a start-up company which evolved into XO Communications. She has also started her own companies, from owning a restaurant in Oregon, to a notary loan document signing agency in Southern California. Northington is the co-founder of CellGenDx, a medical device company, headquartered in Irvine with a working lab in San Diego.

Most recently she has used her skills and abilities in the insurance industry as a New Business Coordinator with UnitedHealthcare. In her continuing education, she has attended various business trainings and workshops, with an emphasis on customer care and sales, along with various management and coaching training courses.

"Paula's unique benefits knowledge, acquired while working for one of the largest group health carriers in the industry, will be a tremendous asset to our growing benefits presence in Southern California," said Benjamin Stern, Managing Senior Vice President of Heffernan's Orange County and Los Angeles offices.

Northington looks forward to partnering with companies to provide the best solutions for their health insurance needs, as well as creating long lasting, meaningful relationships, both internally and externally.

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.

Employee-owned, 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, donating more than 16 percent of profits to charity in 2014.

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