EPIC adds Scott Lihme as Principal in Irvine

California's fastest growing insurance broker strengthens Orange County Team

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IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announces the addition of property and casualty insurance broker and risk management consultant, Scott Lihme as a principal in the company's Irvine, Calif. office. Lihme brings 25 years of underwriting, production, client advocacy and program management experience to EPIC.

Lihme will be an integral part of the successful and growing team in Orange County, where he will be responsible for all aspects of developing and growing a book of business including the acquisition of new clients; strategic planning and program design; ensuring the quality, timeliness and accuracy of all client deliverables and recommending risk management programs and solutions. Lihme will be based in Irvine and will work closely with EPIC's Orange County managing principals, Tony D'Asaro and Dan Ryan.

"Scott brings well-honed, highly effective consulting, program development, and technical skills to our Orange County team," said D'Asaro. "Over the years he has earned a very well-deserved reputation as an aggressive client advocate and an exceedingly capable, creative broker."

"Tony and I are very excited to add Scott to our growing Orange County team," notes Ryan. "He is well-connected and highly-regarded in the local community and he is a great all around addition to EPIC."

Before joining EPIC, Lihme spent 15 years with broker Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. in Newport Beach, Calif. With Alliant, he specialized in providing property and casualty insurance and risk management services to both larger commercial and municipality clients, including higher education, healthcare, airport, manufacturing and retail sectors. Lihme began his insurance career with Travelers Insurance Company, where he held a succession of increasingly responsible positions within commercial and surety underwriting divisions over 10 years.

Lihme is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has also completed studies in business, marketing and communications and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB) designation.

Scott Lihme can be contacted at:
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants
19000 MacArthur Blvd, Ninth Floor
Irvine, Calif.
Direct Phone: 949.417.9157
Cell Phone: 909.553.8099
Email: .

About Edgewood Partners Insurance Center:

Founded in 2007, EPIC is a new and innovative California-based retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC has nearly 300 team members operating from seven offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and Baltimore, MD.

With nearly $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For additional information, please visit .

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