Heffernan Insurance Brokers Named 2011 ‘Corporation of the Year’ by Hispanic Chamber

Heffernan Insurance Brokers Named 2011 ‘Corporation of the Year’ by Hispanic Chamber


WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Heffernan Insurance Brokers was recently named 2011 ‘Corporation of the Year’ by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County, California.

At a gala on December 10 in Lafayette, Heffernan was selected as the winner for its distinguished and outstanding leadership in furthering the growth and education of the Hispanic Business Community, as well as its service to the people of Contra Costa County.

Iliah Perez of Heffernan Insurance Brokers said, “We are privileged and honored to receive this award, and look forward to continuing our partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as well as continuing to seek efforts to support the Hispanic community.” Mike Heffernan, CEO, added, “Through our commitment to family, community and culture we are proud to be members of the Chamber, and also a reliable insurance resource for its members.”

In 2010, Heffernan Insurance Brokers launched a Latino initiative, which included a 15-person team focusing on Latino/Hispanic businesses in Northern and Southern California. Leticia Trevino, Vice President in Heffernan’s Walnut Creek office, leads the effort, which aims to support the Hispanic community by offering resources that cater to Spanish-speaking individuals, including an interactive Spanish web page, a bilingual Facebook page, bilingual insurance applications and a direct number (1.888.99.HABLO) where clients and prospects can speak to a producer in Spanish about their insurance needs.

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; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers was ranked the 14th Largest Independent Agency by Insurance Journal Magazine in 2011, and named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 and the 31st largest Broker of US Business in 2010 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.

For more information, please visit http://www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Named 2011 ‘Corporation of the Year’ by Hispanic Chamber