SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Insurance Business America (IBA) has named Principal Wilson Long (Birmingham, Ala.) and Team Leader Zohreh Talebzadeh (San Francisco, Calif.) among their “Young Guns” of 2016.

Wilson Long
IBA’s Young Guns recognizes young professionals who are energizing and revitalizing the insurance industry. According to IBA, “The average American insurance professional is 59 years old, and these impressive young men and women aged 35 years and younger have proven to be emerging leaders who are quickly rising into influential roles and making a significant impact in the insurance industry.”

“We are pleased and proud that Wilson and Zohreh have been included in this list of exceptional young professionals who are changing the face of our industry,” said John Hahn, CEO of EPIC. “They are bright, capable, hard-working and extremely committed individuals who ‘lead by example’ both inside and outside of EPIC.”

Long’s responsibilities have grown steadily over the last five years. He has progressed from a national account producer to a vice president, senior vice president and now a Principal at EPIC. During this time he was twice recognized as a top producer/consultant, after posting significant new business revenue growth.

Zohreh Talebzadeh
Talebzadeh manages EPIC’s Bay Area Intern Program, allowing her to not only build on the company’s success, but also mentor recent college graduates regarding the benefits of a career in insurance. She currently serves as vice president of Emerging Insurance Professionals, providing networking and community service opportunities for young insurance professionals.

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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.

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