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George Petersen is Named Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine Readers

George Petersen Insurance Agency announced today that it has been named 2020’s Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine readers. Now more than ever, the importance of an exceptional insurance agency is top of mind. Today’s environment demands not only resiliency, but hard work and a positive attitude to overcome the social and economic blows we’ve been dealt. Having someone to help navigate the process is one way to ease the pressure.

George Petersen Insurance Acquires Shaw & Petersen Insurance of Eureka

George Petersen Insurance Agency has announced the acquisition of Shaw & Petersen Insurance. Shaw & Petersen is an independent agency, who has been serving the Eureka community since 1963. As a part of the acquisition, the Shaw & Petersen staff will be joining George Petersen’s E Street location in Eureka under the George Petersen name.

George Petersen Insurance Completes the Re-branding of their Marin County Location

George Petersen Insurance Agency has completed the rebranding of its Marin County agencies. Minto & Wilkie was acquired by George Petersen in February 2017 and Allen, Bettini & Carter was purchased in November of 2017. Since April of 2018, the two agencies have operated under separate names at their shared location in San Rafael. The name change is the last step in fully unifying the three agencies.

Carmi Woods Joins George Petersen Insurance Agency

(Santa Rosa, CA – January 10, 2018) Carmi Woods has joined George Petersen Insurance Agency’s Santa Rosa office as an Account Executive in the Employee Benefits Department.  Woods has worked in the insurance industry, focusing in Employee Benefits, for over fifteen years.  She will be working to build close relationships with clients, in order to provide tailored benefits programs to meet each client’s unique needs.  

Minto & Wilkie Insurance Agency joins George Petersen Insurance Agency

(Santa Rosa, CA – April 17, 2017) George Petersen Insurance Agency, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned agencies, has announced the acquisition of Minto and Wilkie Insurance Agency, an independent agency located in downtown San Rafael, CA.  Minto and Wilkie has been present in downtown San Rafael since 1917, celebrating their one hundredth year in business this year.

George Petersen Insurance Agency Names Five New Partners

George Petersen Insurance Agency, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned insurance agencies, has announced five new partners to the firm’s ownership: Larney Ford (Eureka), Manny Mello (Eureka), Joe Platt (Santa Rosa), Dylan Sacco (Redding), and Daniel Walters (Santa Rosa). 

The new partners bring a variety of experience and skillsets to the agency’s ownership, which now totals fifteen partners and spans across the firm’s eight regional offices, which also include Auburn, Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Gualala, and Fortuna.

George Petersen Insurance Agency Appoints Roland Galli as Sales Manager

George Petersen Insurance Agency has appointed insurance industry veteran Roland Galli as sales manager to lead the agency’s growth initiatives across its eight Northern California offices.

Roland brings nearly 25 years of industry experience to his role as sales manager, where he will lead George Petersen’s team of 36 commercial insurance agents. With extensive experience in insurance marketing, sales, and claims, Roland will be stationed out of the agency’s Santa Rosa office to lead the agency’s new business and growth initiatives.

George Petersen Welcomes Bruce Okrepkie as surety & construction operations manager

Bruce Okrepkie has joined the George Petersen Insurance Agency’s Santa Rosa office as a commercial lines producer. Okrepkie has more than 30 years of insurance experience, with an emphasis on the construction industry. He will be responsible for managing the agency’s surety and construction operations.

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