SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announces a major new initiative for public entities nationwide. Recognizing the need for more creative and effective risk management strategies for the public sector, EPIC has organized an integrated team to meet this need. The team will deliver property and casualty risk management services, employee and executive benefits consulting and specialized risk solutions for alternative energy development.

EPIC has named D. Michael Enfield to head the new initiative. Enfield is nationally recognized for his service to the public sector in developing and delivering unique risk management solutions within the industry. In response to the public entity insurance crisis of the mid-1980s, Enfield designed and implemented capital funding programs for public insurance pools through an adaptation of public financing. His efforts resulted in the generation of more than $120 million in new policyholder surplus for public pools in California, Montana and Wisconsin. Enfield also served as insurance industry spokesman for the landmark 1986 tort reform ballot initiative in California, Proposition 51, which carried the vote in each of California’s 51 counties.

Property and casualty practice leaders for this public entities practice include Baltimore-based Craig Routson and Brian Marx (mid-Atlantic Division), Michael McNulty, Marianne Schleicher and Jeffrey Stephens (San Francisco), Chris McTigue and Jim Gillette (Los Angeles) and Tony D’Asaro (Irvine).

Terri Ezaki will lead EPIC’s Public Entities Benefits Consulting Group. Ezaki is based in EPIC’s Sacramento division and has provided employee benefits solutions to the public sector for more than 25 years.

Public agencies across the U.S. expect to play a significantly larger role in the development of renewable energy resources, particularly solar energy installations. In response, EPIC has integrated construction, development and alternative energy expertise into their public entities practice. David Alvarado, Dan Francis, Jr., John Greenfield and Nancy Hahn will all contribute their substantial experience and knowledge to the Alternative Energy Program Team.

In addition to currently serving a large group of municipalities across California, the list of public entities the EPIC team has represented over the last three decades is extensive. It includes housing and finance authorities, international governmental organizations, joint powers authorities and public agency pools, public associations, public utilities, schools and hospitals and public transportation agencies.

For further information, please contact:
D. Michael Enfield
Managing Principal
National Public Entities Practice
135 Main Street
21st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tel: 415-356-3902
Fax: 415-369-9605
menfield@edgewoodins.com .

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 eight offices across Northern and Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Irvine, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in 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 more information, please visit www.edgewoodins.com .

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Original Story ID: (6662) :: 2011-02-0203-005

Original Keywords: EPIC insurance brokerage, Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Public Entities Benefits Consulting Group, retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, D Michael Enfield, Terri Ezaki Edgewood Partners Insurance Center San Francisco California SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.

Alternate Headline: EPIC’s Comprehensive initiative will provide Risk Management, Insurance and Employee Benefits Consulting Services to Municipalities and Other Public Agencies

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