Elections and Politics, Free News Articles, Government

Local Republicans Censure Representative Tom Hackbarth

OAK GROVE, Minn. -- The Senate District 31 Republican Executive Board unanimously agreed upon a vote of no confidence in Representative Tom Hackbarth (HD31B) after he breaks his commitment to abide by the endorsement.

On April 2, the Senate District 31 Republicans held an endorsing convention for House District 31B. Both candidates -- Representative Tom Hackbarth and Mr. Cal Bahr -- agreed to abide by the endorsement process, stating so to the nominations committee at the convention and publicly at a candidate forum mere weeks prior. Their pledge to abide was consistent with their positions in the previous two election cycles, where Representative Hackbarth and Mr. Bahr both campaigned for the endorsement of the House District 31B Republicans. In both the previous cycles, Representative Hackbarth won the endorsement and Mr. Bahr acted with honor, integrity, and dignity by following through with his commitment to abide by the will of the delegates.

At the April convention this year, Mr. Bahr won the Republican endorsement. We expected Representative Hackbarth to respect his commitment to abide by the endorsement and support the endorsed candidate, as we have supported him in the past. In direct contrast to Mr. Bahr's example from previous cycles, Representative Hackbarth has filed to run in the primary this year.

While legally acceptable, Representative Hackbarth's action is particularly treacherous and dishonorable. We are not surprised by long-time politicians acting in an "ethically-challenged" fashion and their belief that they "own" their seat. But, Representative Hackbarth's action is especially egregious in that it directly defies the trust Representative Hackbarth traded upon with the organization's most dedicated and active participants, affecting not only his individual race, but those of other Republicans up and down the ballot.

Therefore, the executive board of the Senate District 31 Republicans has unanimously agreed upon a vote of no confidence in Representative Hackbarth. Additionally, since the candidates in the upcoming primary are the same as the endorsing convention and the delegates of that convention made their decision, the board sees no need to call for any other endorsing convention for House District 31B this year, no matter the outcome of the primary.

We call on all Minnesota Republicans of good conscience to join us in condemning Representative Hackbarth's less than honorable action.

More information: http://www.sd31gop.com

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Free News Articles, Software, Taxes and Accounting, Webinars

LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting to Co-Present in ClearLaw Institute Webinar on New Lease Accounting Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting announced today that they will be co-presenting on a forthcoming ClearLaw Institute Webinar about the new lease accounting standards. Issued earlier this year, the new standards, FASB ASU 2016-02 (or Topic 842) for US GAAP and IFRS 16, will require companies to track virtually all real estate and equipment leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets starting as early as 2019.

What: Implementing the New Lease Accounting Standards

Key Topics will include:
* Explaining why the new standards were developed
* Recognizing how financial ratios will be impacted
* Understanding the implementation deadlines
* Discussing the differences between real estate and equipment leases
* Developing a project strategy
* Finding the data needed for the accounting.


How: Educational webinar with audience Q&A

Who: Michael Keeler, CEO of LeaseAccelerator and Michael Cahil, Director of Riveron Consulting

When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3 p.m. Eastern (Noon Pacific)

Where: Register on the ClearLaw Institute website - http://clearlawinstitute.com/shop/webinars/implementing-new-lease-accounting-standards/

Cost: $99.

Participants can earn up to 1.8 CPE credits in the accounting field of study.


About LeaseAccelerator:
LeaseAccelerator offers the market-leading SaaS solution for Enterprise Lease Accounting, enabling compliance with current and new FASB and IFRS standards. Using LeaseAccelerator's proprietary Global Lease Accounting Engine, customers can track all categories of leases including real estate, fleet, IT, material handling and other equipment at an asset-level. In addition, LeaseAccelerator's Sourcing and Performance applications can generate savings of 17% on equipment leasing costs with smarter procurement and end-of-term management. Learn more at http://www.leaseaccelerator.com/.

About Riveron Consulting:
Founded in 2006, Riveron Consulting is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, and Washington D.C. The financial consulting firm specializes in serving a diverse set of middle-market private equity funds and growing public and private companies. Riveron's mission is to help clients maximize the value of strategic and financial transactions through buy-side financial due diligence, sell-side services and post-transaction special projects. Riveron has experience serving a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial services, technology, energy and many others. Riveron is not a CPA firm; however, its senior-level consultants have the combined experience of global professional services firms and industry knowledge, which allows their team to go well beyond the mere numbers on a balance sheet or income statement to discover value. For more information, visit http://www.riveronconsulting.com/.

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Free News Articles, Software

ReverseVision Teams Up with Factual Data to Provide Integrated Credit Reporting Solutions to Users of RV Exchange (RVX) LOS

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, has partnered with Factual Data to provide integrated credit reporting solutions to users of RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS). Credit information supplied by Factual Data is available in RVX as of the system's most recent update on April 18.

"Integrating with ReverseVision gives Factual Data the opportunity to help our mutual customers access the critical data they need. Lenders will have the ability to build efficiencies that allow them to proceed quickly and confidently through the lending process," said Factual Data Senior Vice President of Sales Jay Giesen.

Loveland, Colorado-based Factual Data provides independent verification of credit, income and other loan qualification data for the mortgage industry. Founded in 1985, Factual Data is a trusted name in risk mitigation and provides data verification for top lenders in the United States.

"Through our partnership with Factual Data, RVX users will enjoy streamlined access to the critical credit information they need to identify qualified borrowers," said ReverseVision Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel.

RVX is San Diego, California-based ReverseVision's flagship product. The LOS serves as a centralized exchange, connecting all participants in the lifecycle of a reverse mortgage by allowing them to log in to a single system to share documents and information for each part of the loan process.

Factual Data makes it easy for RVX users to request additional details when questions arise about a borrower's credit report. Without leaving RVX, users can quickly and easily order supplemental credit information, such as updated tradeline or payment histories, from the relevant creditor.

"While a borrower's ability to qualify for a reverse mortgage does not hinge on his or her numerical credit score, the new Financial Assessment rules require reverse mortgage lenders to carefully consider the borrower's ability to meet financial obligations," Peel said. "That's why offering lenders the ability to order credit supplements from within RVX is such a critical advantage of this integration."

About Factual Data:

Factual Data is a trusted provider of credit, risk mitigation, flood and verification services to the mortgage lending industry. Leveraging innovative technology and deep industry experience, Factual Data simplifies the mortgage lending process for its customers.

For more information, visit https://www.factualdata.com/.

About ReverseVision:

Recognized as a Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500(TM) Company, ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, offering products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage LOS combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the U.S. to provide the leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.

ReverseVision is recognized as a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.

For more information, visit http://www.reversevision.com/.

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Awards and Honors, Free News Articles, Insurance

Three EPIC Consultants Recognized Among the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Dana Liedel, Senior Vice President Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Lydia Rivera have been included in Employee Benefit Adviser's list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising.

Employee Benefit Adviser's 2016 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising highlights national benefits consulting leaders who stood out among a highly qualified field of dozens of nominees from CEOs, to Vice Presidents, to hard-working associates and IT specialists.
According to Employee Benefits Advisor, "These women seek to not only grow their companies and increase profits, but also to make it their business to encourage other women in the field to pursue similar success."

Dana Liedel, managing principal, strategy and business development, was a primary contributor to the strategy and structure of the specialty/consulting sector of EPIC's employee benefits practice, known as the EPIC Employer Services Platform. Liedel has helped grow the practice from $12 million to more than $80 million, leading its overall strategic direction and implementing next-level advisory services.

Suzanne McGarey, senior vice president of Ascende - an EPIC Company, has helped to lead Ascende's health and welfare team for more than a decade, working to differentiate the company through initiatives such as benchmarking surveys and other business intelligence initiatives as well as compliance advisory services.

EPIC's Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits, Lydia Rivera, has been a top 10 producer every year since entering a sales role and she continues to maintain a $2.2 million revenue book of business. Rivera has mentored, coached and developed new female sales team members across her career and she actively monitors their progress to ensure their success.

"We are honored that these extraordinary EPIC women have been named among the Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising," said John Hahn, CEO of EPIC. "To have three of our consultants recognized among this small, elite group nationally is a wonderful accomplishment, which speaks volumes about the character and quality of the women and men who have made EPIC their business home."

See the full list of 25 Most Influential Women in Benefits Advising here:
http://www.employeebenefitadviser.com/slideshow/25-most-influential-women-in-benefit-advising

About Ascende - an EPIC Company:

One of the largest independent employee benefits only consulting firms in the country, Houston-based Ascende specializes in health and welfare consulting, benefit plan administration, retirement and investment advisory, wellness, communications, global benefit solutions, mergers and acquisitions consulting and human resources consulting services.

Ascende also offers services unique to the employee benefits industry through the Ascendent(R) Pharmacy Coalition, a purchasing cooperative that reduces pharmaceutical costs to employers.

For additional information, please visit http://www.ascende.com

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.

*PHOTO for Media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/16-0606-mostinfluwom-300dpi.jpg
*Photo Caption: (L-R) Dana Liedel, Suzanne McGarey and Lydia Rivera.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
David Hock, of EPIC
650.295.4608
dave.hock@epicbrokers.com

Nicole Conley
650-422-3156
nicole.conley@taniscomm.com

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Free News Articles

Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors Panel Discussion on how to Achieve Your Family’s Philanthropic Goals

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a leading wealth management firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, recently held an event at the Harvard Club examining the complex topic of family giving. A panel of professionals offered their knowledge and perspectives on how wealthy families can best support their philanthropic objectives.

Panelists included Stephanie Diamond, Managing Director, Schwab Charitable; Shomari Gilyard, Director of Wealth Planning, KFWA; Heide H. Ilgenfritz, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Sally Klingenstein Martell, Executive Director, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation.

"KFWA is committed to helping our clients address their wealth management needs in a thoughtful, strategic fashion. This panel is one in a series of events that KFWA will be holding to provide our clients with useful insights and guidance on a variety of topics," remarked Kenneth D. Pollinger, Co-Chairman and CEO of KFWA.

The lively panel featured a discussion of how to identify your philanthropic mission, examining how structuring the timing, amount and types of gifts can affect both recipients as well as donors. Panelists delivered perspectives on ways to stay involved as well as the pros and cons of different ways to give.

"Many of our clients feel passionate about giving back. We work with them to develop a well-thought-out plan that allows them to maximize the effectiveness of their giving strategy," explained Shomari Gilyard. "By discussing the topic in an informative and interactive way, with real life examples offered by Sally Klingenstein Martell, we hope to start a dialogue with those clients who are unsure of how to get started."

More information: http://www.klingenstein.com/.

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Business, Free News Articles, Internet and Websites, Real Estate

New York Real Estate Investor Relieves Home Sellers of Financial Burden

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York-based real estate investor group, SellMyHouseFastNY.com, specializes in buying pre-foreclosed homes with little or no equity. SellMyHouseFastNY is designed to help the seller quickly liquidate their home, often within 48 hours, so they can put some cash in their pocket and eliminate any credit damage. The deal can be closed within a week and SellMyHouseFastNY also pays all closing fees.

What sets this New York real estate investment group apart from others? Zack Ali, founder, has a J.D. from Taft University and his legal background allows him to help sellers expertly navigate the deal.

"Additionally, when sellers sell to me, they are going to deal with me, not some impersonal company," he says. "We work together each step of the way."

Ali explains that home sellers are also eligible for reimbursement from the HAFA(r) (Home Affordable Foreclosures Alternative) program which provides homeowners the opportunity to exit their homes and be relieved of their remaining mortgage debt through a short sale. It also provides homeowners with $10,000 in relocation assistance.

There are many reasons why a seller has to sell quickly and not all are related to financial hardship or loans that are upside down or underwater. Divorce and job relocation are also top reasons people need to sell quickly.

"We help these sellers to make a clean break and can quickly remove their financial burden and liability so they can move on with their lives," he says.

For more information, visit: http://SellMyHouseFastNY.com/.

About SellMyHouseFastNY:

Since its founding in 2008, Sell My House Fast NY has bought and sold more than 200 homes. They continue to look for and to buy properties in New York City, eastern New York and Connecticut. Their motto: "We buy houses fast."

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Free News Articles, Software

Save up to 50 percent from DVDFab: Surprise Your Hero with a Decent Gift on Father’s Day

BEIJING, China -- Fengtao Software, the industry leader in the field of DVD, Blu-ray and video backup solutions, today kicks off its Father's Day Promotion, offering various discounts on many of its hot-selling products, including a 50 percent off coupon on Passkey, a 25 percent off coupon on its bestseller of all time DVDFab All-In-One Lifetime Gift, with the free gift this round as the lifetime combo of Passkey for DVD & Blu-ray, a 35 percent discount on DVD Creator and Video Converter, a 40 percent discount on these two products as a bundle.

The unprecedented discount rate for this Father's Day promotion starts today and ends on June 20. Read on for more details.

* DVDFab All-In-One Lifetime Offers Lifetime Passkey as Free Gift

As the company's No.1 bestseller of all time, DVDFab All-In-One Lifetime Gift includes the lifetime versions of all its Copy, Ripper, Converter and Creator modules, which are everything people need to copy or convert DVDs & Blu-rays, produce homemade DVDs & Blu-rays, convert Blu-rays to DVDs, or convert videos for other purposes. Staring from the Children's Day and before the promotion closes one day after the Father's Day, this lifetime package is offered at 25 percent off to any order, and on top of that, a lifetime combo of Passkey for DVD & Blu-ray is being gifted. Considering that these two lifetime bundles normally value more than $450, it is really an exceptional chance to grab such a great deal.

* Save 50 percent off on Passkey for DVD and Blu-ray

To customers who already own the above mentioned all-inclusive package, but not the Passkey software, there is up to 50 percent coupon available. During the Father's Day Promotion, anyone who orders Passkey alone, no matter the DVD version, the Blu-ray version, or the combo, they can save 50 percent while placing the order. Also, there is no limitation on the subscription model, meaning that, both the yearly based model 1/2/3/4-year licenses and the lifetime license can enjoy the amazing offer. What's more, there is another way to get a 1-year free license for the Passkey bundle, which is to place an order for anything you want. So, save your second thoughts.

* Up to 40 percent off on Some Other Hot Selling Products

During the Father's Day Promotion, there is also a 35 percent discount available on the DVD creator software and the video converter software, and the discount grows to 40 percent if these two products are ordered as a bundle. Plus, another 30 percent off coupon is offered on some selected products from Fengtao Software not mentioned here. Such levels of deep discount are really rare to come across these days, don't miss!

For the terms and conditions of DVDFab Father's Day Promotion 2016, don't hesitate to visit: http://www.dvdfab.cn/promotion.htm.

About Fengtao Software:
Fengtao Software Inc., a professional multimedia software provider, has been dedicated to working on DVD cloner, DVD copy, Blu-ray copy, DVD ripper, DVD/Blu-ray conversion, video converter, DVD creator, Blu-ray creator, Blu-ray media player, etc. for more than 11 years with its well-known DVDFab software. It has more than 50 million global users. More information at: http://www.dvdfab.cn.

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Free News Articles, Manufacturing, Water and Wastes

Verdeco Recycling Announces New Indiana Manufacturing Location

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Verdeco Recycling Midwest today announced a new Indiana recycling manufacturing plant to be located in the Vigo County Industrial Park I, Terre Haute, Indiana. Building modifications are nearly complete with plant start-up anticipated to be June 2016, with full employment by late summer.

Verdeco Recycling is the industry leader in the manufacturing of FDA-approved PET resins using a proprietary "state-of-the-art" processing technology. With this modern manufacturing plant, the company's national U.S. footprint will widen. Utilizing all new manufacturing extrusion equipment and conveying systems, this is the company's second U.S. plant, with the first facility in South Gate, California, near Los Angeles, operating since 2012. Additional plants and expansions are planned.

"It has been an exciting process to come to this point," says Alex Ofer, the President of Verdeco Recycling Midwest. "Our expansion into The Hoosier State represents yet another milestone in the growth of Verdeco Recycling. The Terre Haute plant will allow us to better serve the needs of our existing clients while also bringing new companies to the Verdeco Recycling family of customers."

The company's expansion into the central Indiana region is expected to bring over 29 new jobs to the area (can grow with the plant capacity expansion). By locating in Terre Haute, Indiana, the new facility will be in close proximity to the greater Indianapolis region, which is positioned near four U.S. interstates, allowing convenient service to Midwestern markets. The new manufacturing plant and skilled local workforce will enable Verdeco Recycling to further solidify its longstanding reputation of providing product of the highest quality to its customers.

Terre Haute/Vigo County leaders, guided by Steve Witt of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, enabled a seamless integration of Verdeco Recycling Midwest into the Terre Haute area. Likewise, Indiana Economic Development Corporation representatives did a superb job in leading the company through the site selection process. Terre Haute-based Garmong Construction, along with other local contractors are being used for all electrical, mechanical installation and construction services, and have been reliable partners performing to the highest standards.

"Verdeco Recycling is investing substantial capital to bring the plant up to the highest reliability, quality, and cleanliness standards, thus further enhancing our 'state-of-the-art' technology," notes Rick Blakeslee, Verdeco's project manager. "This endeavor will give the company a U.S. capacity totaling over 100 million pounds annually. By reducing shipping costs and increasing the company's capacity and reach across the region and U.S., Verdeco Recycling will effectively amplify distribution in a cost-effective, eco-friendly manner."

More Information: http://www.verdecorecycling.com

About RPET:

Ever since the first Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle was produced, PET consumption has been steadily growing with billions of plastic containers produced annually. Recycled PET, known as RPET, is a viable alternative to virgin PET and can be used in multiple applications. Over the last several years, RPET has been successfully used in food packaging applications. RPET produced by Verdeco Recycling and other manufacturers can be found in beverage bottles and food packages on the shelves of stores and supermarkets all across America.

About Verdeco Recycling Midwest:

Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Verdeco Recycling Midwest is committed to producing high-quality RPET material for use in food packaging and other high-value applications. You can find beverage containers and food packaging made of Verdeco Recycling RPET (up to 100 percent recycled content) on the shelves in Costco, Wal-Mart, Ralphs/Kroger, and other retailers. With production to commence in Q2, 2016, Verdeco Recycling Midwest will have capacity to produce over 60 million pounds annually of FDA-approved, food-grade recycled PET. Combined with Verdeco Recycling's first plant in South Gate, California, the total capacity of Verdeco Recycling will be over 100 million pounds annually.

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Free News Articles, Regional Events, Software

ReverseVision and Open Mortgage to Exhibit Reverse Mortgage Origination Solutions at 2016 EMERGE Forum in New Orleans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, is pleased to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the EMERGE: Consumer Financial Health Forum being held June 15-17 at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. ReverseVision will partner with fellow EMERGE exhibitor Open Mortgage to present an interactive and educational experience at booth #107. Open Mortgage is a Texas-based mortgage lender that has originated home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) loans since 2010.

Offered by American Banker and the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), EMERGE is an opportunity for banks, credit unions and other financial services providers to explore responsible and competitive strategies for improving both consumer financial health and their bottom lines. The ReverseVision/Open Mortgage exhibit will invite attendees to test their awareness and understanding of the HECM reverse mortgage product.

"Financial institutions that offer mortgage products need to be able to meet borrowers where they are in life. The HECM product is designed specifically for the needs of senior borrowers who are retired or nearing retirement," said Wendy Peel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ReverseVision. "Wealth management groups within financial institutions who serve senior homeowners should also consider HECM as part of the overall retirement strategy. Whether as a bridge to delaying social security benefits or simply as line of credit for emergencies, the HECM loan product has a wide range uses in potentially extending a portfolios life and the seniors' quality of life."

"HECMs can be a critical element of the financial mix available to homeowners at age 62 or older. When used strategically, HECM can add lifespan to the resources of retirees' and their households," agreed Sharon Falvey, director of sales operations for Open Mortgage.

About ReverseVision:

Recognized as a Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 Company, ReverseVision, Inc. is the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, offering products and services focused exclusively on reverse mortgages. More reverse mortgages are originated monthly using ReverseVision technology than all other reverse mortgage LOS combined. ReverseVision has partnered with some of the finest and fastest-growing lending organizations in the U.S. to provide the leading reverse mortgage technology to brokers, correspondents, lenders and investors.

ReverseVision is recognized as a driving innovator in the reverse mortgage industry. ReverseVision continues to improve its software with frequent new innovations and by building on pioneering capabilities in reverse mortgage interactive graphs, scenario analysis, multi-environment performance analysis and workflow in the origination process.

For more information, visit http://www.reversevision.com/.

About Open Mortgage:
Open Mortgage is a retail, wholesale and correspondent lender offering automated tools, cutting-edge technology and excellent customer service. Every great athlete has a great coach; with this model in mind, Open Mortgage provides the tools and personal support to help lenders grow their origination business. Open Mortgage offers a wide variety of mortgage products including conventional mortgages, mortgage refinance, FHA loans, USDA loans, VA loans and reverse mortgages. Equal Housing Opportunity Lender NMLS #2975

For more information, contact: Cecilia Delgado, cece@corp.openmtg.com, 512-354-2347.

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Free News Articles, Insurance

EPIC adds Employee Benefits Consultant Eric Leventhal in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Eric Leventhal has joined the firm's Employee Benefits Consulting Practice. He will be based in San Francisco and report to John Connell, President, Employee Benefits of California.

Joining as a Vice President, Leventhal brings 30 years of employee benefits experience to EPIC, 25 years of this in a range of consulting roles. He was previously an area vice president at Gallagher Benefit Services in San Francisco, focusing on client relationship management, benefits program strategy, and new business development. He has also held benefits consulting positions at Frank Crystal & Company, ABD Insurance and Financial Services and Towers Perrin.

Leventhal's expertise in resolving client issues, managing client teams, and conducting financial analyses provided the opportunity to serve clients of varying size in a wide range of industries.

As a consultant for EPIC's Employee Benefits practice, Leventhal will provide EPIC client service leadership; including overall program strategy, relationship management and plan design, placement, communication and management. He will also develop new business opportunities.

"Eric is a disciplined, results oriented individual, with a passion for service excellence and the delivery of value," said EPIC's John Connell. "He is well regarded in our industry and his beliefs are highly aligned with EPIC's core values regarding client advocacy, collaboration, and putting 'people first.' We are excited to have Eric join our growing operations in the Bay Area, California and across the country."

Leventhal earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Cornel University in Ithaca, New York.

Eric Leventhal can be reached at:
EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
Office: 415-356-3905
Mobile: 415-203-0982
eric.leventhal [at] epicbrokers.com

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

For additional information, please visit http://www.epicbrokers.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dave Hock, of EPIC
650-295-4608
dave.hock@epicbrokers.com

Nicole Conley
650-422-3156
nicole.conley@taniscomm.com

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