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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Interns Selected as The Council Foundation Scholarship Recipients

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacqueline Roges (University of Southern California) and Gretchen Tuscher (UC Davis), summer interns at Heffernan Insurance Brokers have been selected as a recipients of $5,000 scholarships for the 2018-19 year academic year, as announced today by The Council Foundation.

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"Heffernan's 2018 class of summer interns proved to be one of the most impressive collection of college students since the inception of our intern program," said Cassi Casteel, Human Resources Manager. "We are proud that Gretchen and Jacqueline were selected as recipients of this scholarship and we hope to see these rising stars back with the Heffernan Group after they graduate from college!"

The Council Foundation's mission is to bring fresh, diverse talent into the brokerage sector by way of internships with member firms of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. In awarding the scholarships, an independent selection committee looks for candidates who have the potential to excel as leaders and contributors in the commercial insurance brokerage business sector.

"Commercial insurance brokerage is a career choice that is flush with job opportunities for young college graduates," said Ken A. Crerar, president/CEO of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. "It is estimated that the broader insurance industry will need to fill 400,000 positions by 2020 due to impeding retirements. When student interns knock on our door, it is important to promote our industry as one that is looking for versatile skillsets and creativity, while providing good-paying jobs that support the community and opportunities for excellent work-life balance."

The Council Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization instituted by the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. Part of the Foundation's core mission is to secure the future of the commercial insurance brokerage business by attracting and developing tomorrow's talent, like Roges and Tuscher.

The interns are among 75 college students across the country who received Council Foundation scholarships this year.

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 Irvine, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO; and London UK.

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 15 percent of profits to charity in 2017.

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