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Raylene Chiarizzio joins EPIC in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Raylene Chiarizzio has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.

Chiarizzio will be based in Los Angeles, California and report to KJ Wagner, President of EPIC's Southwest Region. In her new position, Chiarizzio is responsible for complex program design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients. Chiarizzio joins EPIC from Willis Towers Watson.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Risk Management operations in the Southwest Region," said EPIC's KJ Wagner. "Raylene's extensive risk management experience brings a wealth of knowledge and rich industry experience to the team. I could not be more excited to have Raylene join us."

Raylene Chiarizzio can be reached at Raylene.chiarizzio@epicbrokers.com or 213-628-5525.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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BobbiJo DeNofa joins EPIC in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that BobbiJo DeNofa has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.

DeNofa will be based in Los Angeles, California and report to KJ Wagner, President of EPIC's Southwest Region. In her new position, DeNofa is responsible for growing our Risk Management Practice in the Southwest, leading new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

DeNofa joins EPIC from Willis Towers Watson, where she spent the last 15 years of her career. At Willis, she was serving as the head of its Southern California offices leading property and casualty operations for its Southwest Region, which included Phoenix, Los Angeles, Irvine, and San Diego markets.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Risk Management operations in the Southwest Region," said EPIC's KJ Wagner. "BobbiJo is a well-respected, highly strategic, and consultative risk management professional and a proven leader who will deliver great value to our clients and to other EPIC team members. I could not be more excited to have BobbiJo join our team."

"EPIC's operations in the Southwest continue to grow by welcoming power houses like BobbiJo," said Jim Gillette, Regional President, Pacific South. "This is exciting for all of us, and I look forward to officially welcoming her expertise and watching our clients benefit from our ongoing growth and collaboration across the organization."

BobbiJo DeNofa can be reached at bobbijo.denofa@epicbrokers.com or 213-705-9654.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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David Thoke joins EPIC in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that David Thoke has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.

Thoke will be based in Los Angeles, California and report to KJ Wagner, President of EPIC's Southwest Region. In his new position, Thoke is responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

Thoke joins EPIC from Willis Towers Watson, where he spent the last 15 years of his career. At Willis, he was serving as Executive Vice President of Willis North America, and prior to that, he spent 25 years with Marsh.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Risk Management operations in the Southwest Region," said EPIC's KJ Wagner. "David's extensive background brings a wealth of knowledge and rich industry experience to the team. I could not be more excited to have David join us."

"EPIC's operations in the Southwest continue to grow by welcoming power houses like David," said Jim Gillette, Regional President, Pacific South. "This is exciting for all of us, and I look forward to officially welcoming his expertise and watching our clients benefit from our ongoing growth and collaboration across the organization."

David Thoke can be reached at david.thoke@epicbrokers.com or 626-297-5551.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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EPIC Adds Todd Randolph in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Ga. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Todd Randolph has joined the firm as a Principal of its Southeast Employee Benefits Practice.

Randolph will be based in Atlanta and report to Ed Oravetz, Managing Principal. In his new position, Randolph is responsible for new business development and the design, placement, and management of employee benefit programs, providing critical attraction and retention strategies for mid-market and large clients.

Randolph joins EPIC from USI Insurance Services, where he spent the last eight years of his career. As a VP and Employee Benefits Consultant at USI, he was known for implementing value-based benefit programs and specializing in advanced design and funding approaches for group medical (all ancillary lines) - including the appropriate uses of captives, self-funding, HRA/HSAs, private exchanges, and traditional, fully-insured programs.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Employee Benefit operations," said EPIC's Ed Oravetz. "Todd is a well-respected, highly strategic, and consultative employee benefits professional who will deliver great value to our clients and to other EPIC team members. I could not be more excited to have Todd join our team."

"EPIC's operations in the Southeast continue to grow by welcoming power houses like Todd," said Steve Needle, Managing Principal of EPIC's Southeast Region. "This is exciting for all of us, and I look forward to officially welcoming his expertise and watching our clients benefit from our ongoing growth and collaboration."

Todd Randolph can be reached at todd.randolph@epicbrokers.com or 713-705-1485.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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

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Wilson Long of EPIC Selected for Prestigious SIBF Leadership Academy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Wilson Long of the firm's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice is one of a select group of leaders throughout the U.S. accepted into the SIBF Leadership Academy whereby he will foster and build trusted connections between emerging, high-potential leaders. From conferences in leading international cities to national programs and local events, members expand their understanding of the ever-changing global landscape.

The SIBF Leadership Academy is an intensive, multicultural, and experiential program designed to expand participants' leadership abilities, improve team building, and create and nurture personal and international business relationships. SIBF connects, engages and inspires global leaders to accelerate professional and personal success through lifelong learning and trusted relationships. Furthermore, SIBF creates, delivers and shares first-class international business, social and cultural experiences.

Steve Denton, President, EPIC Holdings, Inc., said, "I was thrilled to learn that Wilson was accepted into the SIBF Leadership Academy. SIBF is a well-respected global organization of top executives, entrepreneurs and professionals that will propel Wilson as a leader and decision maker. Finally, it will ensure he is prepared for a rapidly changing global environment."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

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 2,600 team members operating from more than 70 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $730 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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

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EPIC Adds Sheryl Marshall in Napa, California

NAPA, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Sheryl Marshall has joined the firm as Principal within the firm's Moving & Storage Practice.

Marshall will be based in Napa, California and report to John Sames, Senior Vice President. In her new position, Marshall is responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

Marshall joins EPIC from Paul Hanson Partners, where she spent the last 19 years of her career. While with Paul Hanson Partners, Marshall served as a Senior Vice President, providing strategic risk solutions to her clients within the Moving & Storage Industry, primarily on the West Coast.

"We are thrilled to continue the growth of our Risk Management operations in Napa," said EPIC's John Sames. "Sheryl is a well-respected, highly strategic, and consultative risk management professional who will deliver great value to our clients and to other EPIC team members. I could not be more excited to have Sheryl join our Moving & Storage team, headed by Lou Hefter."

Sheryl Marshall can be reached at sheryl.marshall@epicbrokers.com or (707) 666-1477.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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EPIC Adds Scott Weiss as Principal – Addition Further Strengthens EPIC’s Risk Management Operations in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Scott Weiss has joined the firm as a Principal in their Risk Management Practice.

Weiss will be based in Concord, California and report to Curt Perata, Regional President. In his new position, Weiss is responsible for new business development and the design, placement and management of property and casualty insurance programs, providing risk management strategies and solutions for mid-market and large clients.

Weiss brings over 27 years of experience to his role with EPIC. He has a strong background in leading regional teams in the design and implementation of complex risk management programs in real estate, food systems, manufacturing, wholesale and consumer products. In addition to his work in these industries, he has focused on mergers & acquisitions due diligence.

Weiss comes to EPIC from USI Insurance Services and previously held positions with Marsh, Aon, Willis and AJ Gallagher.

"We are excited to continue the growth of our Risk Management operations in California," said Curt Perata, Regional President. "Scott's broad industry knowledge and risk management experience will add to our already strong Risk Management Practice. I could not be more excited to have Scott join the team."

Scott Weiss can be reached at scott.weiss@epicbrokers.com or (925) 989-6632.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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

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Kelly Geary of EPIC Named National Executive Risk and Cyber Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kelly Geary has been named National Executive Risk & Cyber Practice Leader. Geary and her team bring deep knowledge and expertise in Cyber and Executive Risk to EPIC and their clients with an average of over 25 years of experience.

Geary has spent the past 20 years focused on Cyber and Executive Risk solutions for organizations. In her role as practice leader, she will lead and direct all cyber and executive risk initiatives across the organization. Geary will also focus on privacy related legal and regulatory changes impacting the organization. She will also provide support in risk management counseling and claims advocacy as part of the Lemme Group, a division of EPIC. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on cyber and executive risk exposures and liability. Geary understands the importance of building a strong collaborative team to deliver the best for our clients.

Scott Davis, President of EPIC's National Specialty Practice, said, "We are fortunate to have someone of Kelly's knowledge and expertise leading our Executive & Cyber Risk Practice. She is the right person to help continue to build the team of professionals focused on protecting our clients in the ever growing cyber and executive risk space."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

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 2,600 team members operating from more than 70 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $730 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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Susan Tewhill of EPIC named Practice Leader of Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Susan Tewhill will be leading the Edgewood Healthcare Advisors practice. Susan and her team bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the healthcare industry with an average of over 25 years of experience.

Tewhill alone brings over 30 years of experience to her role as practice leader and has a vast array of experience in working with complex healthcare risk management challenges and providing solutions to the clients she serves. She draws on her background in healthcare to develop optimum risk transfer and alternative risk financing programs to her clients.

She understands the importance of building a strong collaborative team to deliver the best for clients and with this expertise and focus she will be able to take Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC to the next level.

Scott Davis, President of EPIC's National Specialty Practice., said, "I am thrilled to have Susan in this leadership role to drive the success of Edgewood Healthcare Advisors, a division of EPIC forward, and deliver the right solutions to our clients in the healthcare industry."

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

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 2,600 team members operating from more than 70 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $730 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Have Joined Forces

ATLANTA, Ga. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Inc., announced today that they have officially joined forces to continue to build on their national footprint and offer greater specialty support and services to their clients and collaboration among EPIC's colleagues. The transaction previously announced on October 15th has closed.

Prime Risk Partners brings experienced insurance professionals dedicated to providing tailored solutions to help their clients manage a wide range of risks in a rapidly changing and unpredictable world. Prime Risk Partners employs a highly consultative approach to commercial insurance, personal insurance, risk management and employee benefits consulting services. This approach aligns well with EPIC's core beliefs in and strong reputation for service excellence, innovation, community, collaboration and having fun - all in the interest of being a "people first" organization.

"We are pleased the transaction closed exactly as anticipated," said Adam Meyerowitz, Prime Risk Partners' President and Co-Founder. "We are thrilled to begin our EPIC journey with our new partners."

Added EPIC President, Steve Denton, "The cultural fit between Prime Risk Partners and EPIC has been apparent in every interaction we have had with all of their teammates. We are already collaborating to bring the combined expertise and breadth of service offerings to our collective clients."

Prime Risk Partners will initially operate as Prime Risk Partners - an EPIC Company. Prime Risk Partners' operating leadership and insurance professionals will continue to provide service from their existing locations.

About EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants

EPIC Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform. The firm's core retail insurance brokerage business, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, now has more than 2,600 team members operating from more than 80 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs, and Private Client solutions to EPIC clients.

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 ranks among the top 15 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed and sponsored by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country. For additional information, please visit https://www.epicbrokers.com/.

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