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Heffernan Orange County Branch Hires Christian Smith, Assistant Vice President

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, recently hired Christian Smith to join its Santa Ana office as Assistant Vice President.  He will specialize in tailoring comprehensive insurance programs for Large Commercial Lines. 

Smith was formerly a representative at a major underwriter, developing a thorough knowledge of the underwriting practice in various niches such as nonprofit organizations, entertainment, and schools.  In addition, Smith was a top producer at a major brokerage, specializing in auto and equipment dealers, petroleum risks and contractors. 

Benjamin Stern, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager, remarked, "Christian's experience in the industry is a perfect fit for us as we continue to focus on new business development in Southern California."

Christian Smith earned his B.S. in Business Administration-Marketing from California State University, Chico.

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 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 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011.

For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.                                                                               

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