Leavitt Central Coast
Insurance Services is pleased to announce that Mike Hungrecker has joined the
agency as a financial advisor. With over 20 years of experience,
Hungrecker specializes in retirement planning, life insurance, and
estate planning. He is an expert in the industry and has published
several articles regarding pensions and retirement planning.
“Mike brings a commitment
to providing excellent service to our customers,” said Ward McKalson, managing principal of Leavitt Central Coast.
“With personalized strategies and knowledge of an array of financial products
he is a valuable asset to our team.”
Leavitt Pacific Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce the
hiring of Susan Groff. Susan has over 16 years of experience helping
clients with their property and casualty insurance and workers compensation
needs. She has worked with many types of contractors including painting
and decorating contractors and their association, the Painting and Decorating
Contractors Association (PDCA).
“We are excited to have Susan on board,” said Fred Stafford,
president of Leavitt Pacific Insurance Brokers. “Her insurance knowledge
and background is diversified and brings added value to our clients.”
Barlocker Insurance Services is pleased to announce the hiring of Debbie Landrum. Landrum has been helping clients with property and casualty insurance and workers compensation needs for over 27 years and will focus on insurance programs for bowling centers, skating rinks, and painting contractors.
“Debbie’s experience with customer services and claims has given her the ability to work with a wide range of clientele,” said Bill Barlocker, managing co-owner of Barlocker Insurance Services. “We are thrilled to have her join our team.”
The Leavitt Group’s Concord
office is pleased to have bonded Bay Ship & Yacht Co. on the demolition of
the Sea Shadow, an experimental stealth ship built by Lockheed Martin for the
United States Navy in the mid-1980s.
“It was incredible to help on this project,” said John
Daley, vice president of surety for the Leavitt Group’s Concord office. “The Sea Shadow is such an
interesting part of our nation’s history.”
The purpose of this super-secret ship was to develop the
SWATH hull form, Automated Control Systems, Thermal, Sonic, and Radar
reflective technologies. The Navy sold the Sea Shadow and its dry dock to
Bay Ship & Yacht in 2012 with the requirement that the buyer dismantle and
scrap the vessel.
The Leavitt Group’s Concord
office is pleased to announce the hiring of Tammy Mission. Mission will focus on
risk management for non-profit organizations, technology, and health care
clients. She graduated with a degree in economics from Saint Mary’s College of California and has earned the Commercial
Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.
“Tammy comes to our agency with a proven track record of
providing consultative risk management to her clients,” said Curt Perata, President
of the Concord
office. “We are excited to have her as a member of our team.”
The Leavitt Group’s Concord
office is pleased to have contributed to the world’s largest LED light
sculpture, the Bay Bridge Lights Project, by bonding the electrical contractor
Bleyco, Inc. on the project.
“We were thrilled to be part of such an amazing project,”
said John Daley, vice president of surety for the Leavitt Group’s Concord office. “The
sculpture is a beautiful display that will bring enjoyment to visitors and our
community over the next two years.”
Bay Area visitors will have the chance to see the display
every night from dusk until 2 a.m. Leo Villareal is the world-renowned
artist who created the sculpture with the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes)
and computer-driven imagery.
“In our pursuit of becoming Southern California’s premier
experts in the middle market segment, I am thrilled to have these seasoned
professions as part of our team to help us reach this goal,” said Mark Russ, managing co-owner of the Leavitt Group’s Los Angeles office.
Evans is a vice president in the employee benefits division
with special focus on middle market clients in the Los Angeles area. She has over
ten years experience in the insurance industry working as a broker sales
representative and district sales coordinator for Aflac.
Kelly is a vice president with special focus on middle
market companies, including property management, manufacturing, distribution,
and healthcare risks. He has 20 years of experience in the insurance
industry with extensive knowledge of property and casualty, life and health,
and onshore and offshore captive formation risk management.
Terri Peckinpaugh is a vice president in the Leavitt Group’s
professional liability practice group servicing attorney professional liability
and other specialty insurance programs for law firms. With over 38 years
of experience in the insurance industry, Terri’s background includes property
and casualty sales, standard insurance programs, lawyers professional
liability, retrospective programs, insurance captives, surety, and claims
Alyce Hillman, co-owner of the Leavitt Group of Boise, was recently
awarded “Industry Leader of the Year” by the Boise Insurance
Professionals. This is a prestigious award among insurance professionals
in the Boise, Idaho, area with few who achieve the honor.
Hillman joined the Leavitt Group in 2003 as a personal lines
customer service representative and was later promoted to a marketing position where
she worked closely with insurance carrier partners, promoting the agency within
the business community, and assisting producers in the development of
In 2008 Hillman became co-owner of the Leavitt Group of Boise and took on
managing the agency as director of operations. She has actively
maintained a network of business and personal relationships in the industry and
community, and supports local events such as Light My Fire, Boise Insurance
Professionals, and the Big I Convention.
Hillman has been a volunteer for several years at the Junior
Big I Golf Classic and was instrumental in creating an executive leadership
group that meets quarterly to discuss issues that impact women in the
insurance industry. Hillman continually gives a tremendous
amount of energy and effort to all who are involved in the insurance industry
both locally and nationally.
The Leavitt Group is pleased to announce that Scott Villamor
and his agency, Shea Insurance, have joined their Las Vegas Benefits
office. By joining the Leavitt Group, the agency will now have access to
the top insurance markets in the country as well as the resources of a national
insurance brokerage. Jeff Allen and Deb Egler have also joined the
"We are excited to have Scott and his team join the
Leavitt Group,” said Dave Johnson, vice president of Leavitt Group’s Las Vegas
Benefits office. “He brings a new perspective and energy to our agency
that will add to our strengths in this Health Care Reform world.”
Villamor and his company have successfully helped businesses
with their employee benefit needs, such as employer legal compliance, human
resources, payroll, and employee benefits. Prior to owning his own
business, Villamor worked for a national commercial broker. Villamor earned a
degree in Finance from the University
of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“Konecki Insurance Brokerage, at the direction of John and
Carolyn Konecki and their staff, has had phenomenal results with consistent year
after year growth of 20 percent plus in tough economic times,” said Tom James, president of the Leavitt Group’s San Diego office. “Our
firms very much complement each other with a commitment to provide the highest
quality insurance strategies and protection for our clients.”
In the combined operations, John Konecki will serve as
executive vice president in the commercial insurance division, and Carolyn
Konecki will serve as a vice president in the personal insurance division.
Konecki Insurance Brokerage was formed by John Konecki in
1990 with Farmers Group of Companies. In 2003, Konecki formed an independent
agency, Konecki Insurance Brokerage. In 2012, the agency relocated their
offices from San Diego to Solana Beach.
“The opportunity that the combining of the two organizations
presents to our current and future clients, in terms of offering greater
services, increased products and an overall greater value, is extremely
exciting,” said John Konecki.
Northern Montana Insurance Services, a Leavitt Group affiliate, is pleased to announce they have expanded their operations with new offices in Helena and Butte. Jay LeProwse and Pam King have joined the agency and will work in the Butte office. Shawn Kraft and Dalena Baker have also joined the agency and will work in the Helena office.
“We are very excited to add these quality people to our team and look forward to growing our footprint,” said Pat Greany, vice president of Northern Montana Insurance Services. “We now have seven offices to better serve our clients’ insurance needs.”
LeProwse graduated from Montana Tech in Occupational Safety and Health and will work as a commercial insurance agent to provide loss control services. With over 35 years of experience in insurance, King will work as a commercial insurance customer service agent. She will assist clients with all lines of business insurance, including workers compensation.
Kraft, an expert in commercial insurance, is the managing partner of the Helena office and was most recently branch manager for Western States Insurance. With 25 years of experience in insurance, Baker will work as a personal insurance executive and office manager.
The Leavitt Group is one of the largest privately-held insurance brokerages in the nation and provides clients with greater insurance market access, specialty products, and a wide-range of insurance programs. Clients receive property and casualty insurance, risk management, employee benefits solutions, among other services. Clients also benefit from the consultative approach to risk management found within the culture of each office and the unique flexibility that comes with local, on-the-ground agency owners. For more information about the Leavitt Group, please visit www.leavitt.com.
Barlocker Insurance Services was formed over 40 years ago
and joined the Leavitt Group in 2006. The agency has offices in Fresno, Merced, and Salinas, California. Tina Barlocker manages the Salinas office. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925.708.1122.
The Leavitt Group’s Santa Ana
office recently packed and sent over 80 stockings filled with the comforts of
home to Marines currently deployed to Afghanistan. This is the
third year the office has participated in the Marine Corps Family Foundation’s
“It is such a wonderful feeling of giving back to the brave
men and women who put their life on the line for us every day,” said Terri Ray,
Director of Operations of the Santa
Ana office. Ray is also the mother of a Marine
currently deployed to Afghanistan.
The Leavitt Group, along with individual employees,
contributed to the items packed in the stockings. The stockings bring a
little holiday cheer to those Marines who may be away from home for the first
time, or who have spent many holidays away from family and friends.
The Leavitt Group’s
office is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Shaw. Shaw will focus on risk
management for health care clients and workers compensation coverage.
With ten years of experience in the insurance industry, Shaw most recently
worked for Zurich Insurance in claims handling. He graduated with a degree
in finance from Sacramento
“I am excited for
the opportunity to provide my customers with more services,” said Shaw.
“I look forward to offering solutions for their risk management needs.”
“Jenkins Leavitt is
excited to add young, experienced talent to our office.” said Tom McCready,
managing director of the Sacramento
The Leavitt Group is pleased to announce the affiliation of
Randy Jones & Associates, which is the first Leavitt Group insurance agency
in Alabama. Randy Jones & Associates will now offer their commercial
clients expanded insurance capabilities, such as access to the top insurance
markets in the country as well as the resources of a national insurance brokerage.
The agency will continue to exclusively offer personal insurance through
Randy Jones is the local managing principal of the agency.
“By partnering with the Leavitt Group, we now have the resources and expertise
of one of the nation’s largest insurance brokerage firms,” said Jones. “This
only enhances our commitment to provide truly exceptional service to our
Jones established his agency from scratch in 1978 as a
Nationwide Insurance Agency. The agency has since grown to nine locations
and qualified for the Nationwide’s President's Conference for 33 years.
In 1999 he became Nationwide’s youngest inductee into their President's
Conference Hall of Fame. He has been named the Alabama Agent of the Year
for the company 28 times and the Service Agent of the Year numerous
times. The Agency has consistently ranked among the top 10 Nationwide
agencies and is the only agency ever to achieve the prestigious All Star Team
membership consistently since the team’s inception 14 years ago. In 2011, the
agency was the number one farm agent with Nationwide Agribusiness in the