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Port and Marine Specialist Cindi Heffernan Joins Alliant Insurance Services as First VP in Seattle

June 8, 2011 - Newport Beach, CA

Alliant Insurance Services, (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Cindi Heffernan, a property and casualty broker who specializes in port and marine clients, has joined the company as First Vice President in the Seattle, WA office.

Heffernan comes to Alliant with 29 years of industry experience, including underwriting, brokerage account management, sales, marketing, and program development. As Managing Director and Port Practice Leader with the Seattle office of a national insurance brokerage, and previously as National Practice Leader with Marsh, Inc., Heffernan has specialized in the port industry for more than 15 years.

"Cindi Heffernan has extensive experience in meeting the highly specialized insurance needs of the port industry and will be an outstanding asset in expanding our business with port and marine clients," said Tom Corbett, Alliant Chairman and CEO. "Cindi has been instrumental in the development of programs, services, and manuscript policy wording used to provide comprehensive insurance products and risk management services unique to the port industry."

Heffernan is a member of several port associations and belongs to the American Association of Port Authorities Financial and Risk Management committees. She is active in speaking engagements and seminar planning, and has authored a number of industry-related articles.

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at:

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