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EPIC Insurance Brokers and 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 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.

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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Brian Chu, CIC, CLCS Joins EPIC Insurance in Southern California

Brian Chu of EPIC

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Brian Chu has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a Vice President.

EPIC Adds Michael McNulty as Wine and Beverage Practice Leader in San Francisco

Mike McNulty Rejoins EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance brokerage veteran Michael McNulty has rejoined the firm as Managing Principal and Wine & Beverage Practice Leader. McNulty will be based in San Francisco and report to Curt Perata, EPIC’s Pacific North Region President.

At NRF Protect EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Moderate Executive Afternoon Session on Loss Prevention

EPIC Insurance Brokers

HOUSTON, Texas, June 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC’s Kevin Ach, vice president of Risk Assurance and Walter Palmer, practice leader of Integrated Risk Solutions will moderate the Executive Afternoon session on loss prevention at the National Retail Foundation’s “NRF Protect” Conference.

EPIC Holdings Adds Janine Walter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as Chief Talent Officer

Janine Walter of EPIC Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., June 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (parent company of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants) today announced the addition of industry leading human capital professional Janine Walter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP who will join as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and become a member of the EPIC Executive Committee. For the past 11 years Walter has held senior executive positions at major insurance intermediaries.

Rose Nordbrock, Jeff Breskin, Pabla Barros and Jose Fuentes Join EPIC Insurance in Southern California

Rose Nordbrock of EPIC

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professionals Rose Nordbrock, Jeff Breskin, Pabla Barros and Jose Fuentes have joined the firm’s operations in Southern California.

EPIC Insurance’s Marketing, Communications and Design Team Wins Three 2018 Communicator Awards

EPIC MarCom Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm’s Marketing, Communications and Design team was honored by the 24th Annual Communicator Awards with an “Award of Excellence” and two “Awards of Distinction.” The Communicator Awards are an international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.

EPIC Insurance Adds Diane Montelione to Financial Risk Practice in New York

Diane Montelione of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, May 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that financial and professional risk management and insurance veteran Diane Montelione has joined the firm’s Financial Risk Practice as a senior vice president. She will be based in New York and report to managing principal and Financial Risk Practice Leader, Michael Klaschka.

EPIC Insurance Adds Sean Conrad as Southern California Principal

Sean Conrad of EPIC

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sean Conrad has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a principal. e will partner collaboratively with Jim Gillette, president of the company’s Pacific South Region, and Irvine Managing Principal and Branch Leader Tony D’Asaro.

EPIC’s Suzanne McGarey and Kenneth Powell to Present on The Affordable Care Act at Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston

Suzanne McGarey and Kenneth Powell

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, May 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today Managing Principal Suzanne McGarey and Compliance Consultant Kenneth Powell will present at the Gulf Coast Symposium on Thurs., May 10 at 4 p.m. at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

EPIC Adds KJ Wagner as Principal and Director of Southwest Region Property and Casualty Operations

KJ Wagner of EPIC

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a leading national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran KJ Wagner as Principal and Director of Property & Casualty Insurance Operations for the firm’s Southwest Region.

ACEC Business Insurance Trust looks to the future, appointing Greyling / EPIC as New Broker and Program Administrator

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WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Trustees of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today that Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting – a division of EPIC was selected as the broker and program administrator for the ACEC BIT Program effective January 1, 2018.

EPIC’s Chuck Simpson to Present at AESC Safety, Wireline, Trucking Conference and Tradeshow

Chuck Simpson of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) Safety, Wireline, Trucking Conference and Tradeshow on Wed., April 18 at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriot Hotel in Texas.

EPIC Adds Steve Denton as President of Parent EPIC Holdings Inc.

Steve Denton of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center dba EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants) today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran Steve Denton as President of its parent company EPIC Holdings, Inc. reporting to EPIC Holdings CEO John Hahn. Denton will join EPIC as of May 1, 2018.

Worldwide Broker Network, Member Host EPIC Announce 58th Global Conference in San Antonio Texas

Worldwide Broker Network and EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), the world’s largest fully integrated international network of independent Property & Casualty and Employee Benefits brokers, has announced its 58th Global Conference on April 11-14, 2018 in San Antonio. Partnering with Member Host EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the 2018 Global Conference will include more than 300 brokers, carrier sponsors, and speakers from more than 100 countries.

Renee Crow of EPIC to Present on Litigation Impact Awareness at CLM Annual Conference in Houston

EPIC Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vice President, Hospitality Practice Leader Renee Crow will present at the CLM Annual Conference on Thurs., March 15 at 10:10 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas.

Chuck Simpson of EPIC to Present on Hazard Recognition at Arklatex ASSE Chapter Meeting

Chuck Simpson of EPIC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at the Arklatex American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Bi-Monthly Chapter Meeting on Thurs., March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Shane’s Seafood and BBQ in Bossier City, La.

Andrea Racanelli of EPIC to Present on Social Media Marketing in the Transportation Industry at International LCT Show

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LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Marketing Communications Manager Andrea Racanelli of The Capacity Group – an EPIC Company will present at the International Luxury Coach and Transportation (LCT) Show on Tues., March 13 at 9 a.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Suzanne McGarey, Matias Ormaza and Louis Hefter of EPIC Honored as Risk & Insurance Magazine 2018 Power Brokers

EPIC 2018 Power Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Suzanne McGarey and Senior Vice President Matias Ormaza have been recognized as 2018 Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance Magazine. Principal Louis Hefter was named a finalist.

Suzannah Gill of EPIC to Present on Millennial Brokers at Employee Benefit Adviser’s Workplace Benefits

Suzannah Gill of EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill will present at the Employee Benefit Adviser’s Workplace Benefits Renaissance on March 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

EPIC Insurance adds Maurice Edwards, Walter Palmer and their Risk Solutions Team

EPIC Insurance Brokers

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a leading retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the addition of Enterprise Risk Management veteran Maurice (Moe) Edwards, retail Loss Prevention expert Walter Palmer, and their team of Risk Assurance and Asset Protection professionals.

American Truck Dealers 20 Group Meeting: Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company’s Michael Feinstein Presents on Cyber Liability

EPIC and Frenkel and Company

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Michael Feinstein, executive vice president of Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company, will present at the American Truck Dealers (ATD) 20 Group Meeting on Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 a.m. at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.

EPIC Insurance’s Suzannah Gill Named a 2018 Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser

Suzannah Gill of EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill has been recognized as a 2018 Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser. Although she was the firm’s youngest producer when she joined EPIC, Gill quickly became known as a company and industry thought leader.

Lorrie Osterhage Joins Greyling – a Division of EPIC in St. Louis as a Vice President

EPIC Insurance Brokers

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Lorrie Osterhage has joined the firm’s Architects and Engineers Practice (Greyling – a Division of EPIC) in St. Louis, Mo. as a Vice President.

EPIC Insurance Adds Philip Westphal in Sacramento, Calif.

EPIC Insurance Brokers

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Philip Westphal has joined the firm’s commercial property/casualty team in Sacramento, Calif. as a Risk Advisor/Broker in EPIC’s Healthcare Practice. Westphal will report to Managing Principal and Healthcare Practice Co-leader, Tom McCready.

EPIC and Qualified Plan Advisors Announce Collaboration Agreement for the Benefit of Ascende Wealth Advisor Retirement Plan Consulting Clients

EPIC Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today a collaboration agreement between EPIC’s Houston-based Ascende Wealth Advisors, Inc. (AWAI) and Qualified Plan Advisors (QPA), a division of Prime Capital Investment Advisors. QPA is a federally regulated investment advisor with more than 30 years of specialized expertise in 401k planning advisory services and private wealth management advisory services.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Eric Hays in Pittsburgh, PA

Eric Hayes of EPIC

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the addition of Eric Hays as Regional Director, Employee Benefits. Hays will be based in EPIC’s newest location in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sam Elliott Joins EPIC as Executive VP of Business Development and National Sales and Marketing Leader

Sam Elliot of EPIC

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today that insurance brokerage industry veteran Sam Elliott has joined the firm to lead EPIC’s new business development efforts nationally.

EPIC Named to Best Places to Work in Insurance Nationally for Eighth Consecutive Year

EPIC Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has again been recognized by its team members nationally as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and Best Companies Group.

Mike Klaschka of EPIC to Present on Financial Risk at DC Alternative Investment Consortium Event

Mike Klaschka of EPIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Managing Principal Mike Klaschka will present at the DC Alternative Investment Consortium (DC-AIC) on Tues., Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.

Michael Nischan of EPIC to Present on Hidden Risks for Motor Carriers at GMTA Leadership Conference

Michael Nischan of EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Transportation & Logistics Risk Control Vice President Michael Nischan will present at Georgia Motor Trucking Association’s Leadership Conference on Wed., Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center in Marietta, Ga.