Heffernan Insurance Brokers Promotes Brenda Grootendorst to Portland Branch Manager

Grootendorst brings over 30 years of insurance and risk management expertise in Employee Benefits, Property Casualty Insurance and Risk Management.  She provides her clients focused, creative, skillful and intelligent solutions to their insurance and risk management needs. Engaged and proactive, she prides herself in becoming a valued member of the client’s human resources, risk management and finance teams.

Elizabeth Bishop, Executive Vice President, remarked, “I am excited to have Brenda lead our Heffernan team in the Portland community.  She is a seasoned insurance executive whose expertise will help assist our clients and team drive cost effective risk management practices.”

Prior to joining Heffernan in October 2013, Grootendorst was a principal shareholder of the insurance agency Fullerton & Company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics, graduating with honors, from University of Oregon. She has completed advanced insurance studies earning the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.

Brenda Grootendorst, CPCU, CIC
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager, Oregon
503.419.5809 direct
[email protected]

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; and St. Louis, MO.

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 11 percent of profits to charity in 2016.

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

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