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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Hires Michelle Van Aken as Assistant Vice President, Employee Benefits

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, announced that Michelle Van Aken has joined the company as Assistant Vice President in the benefits department of the Menlo Park, Calif. office.

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Van Aken brings over a decade of employee benefits experience ranging from open enrollment renewals and vendor management to benefits consulting and systems implementation. She most recently worked as an employee benefits consultant and has a strong understanding of the benefits needs of Silicon Valley and Bay Area businesses.

"We are excited to have Michelle on board as we look to increase our offerings of cutting-edge, customized benefits solutions," said Jani De La Rosa, Director of Employee Benefits at Heffernan. "She will fit in well with our successful production staff in Menlo Park."

Van Aken looks forward to helping grow Heffernan's presence in the employee benefits sector in Northern California.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Irvine, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; and St. Louis, MO.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 11 percent of profits to charity in 2016.

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