Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Senior Consultant, Erin Brennan

Award-Winning Employee Benefits Brokerage Hires Experienced Strategist

IRVINE / SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 20, 2016) - Burnham Benefits Insurance Services - one of California's most dynamic employee benefits brokerage firms - announced the appointment of new senior consultant Erin Brennan, whose 15 years of experience in the employee benefits industry enables her to not only effectively engage and support existing Burnham clients, but also to create and develop new business opportunities for the company.

"We are excited to welcome Erin to our growing Northern California team," says Regional President, Michael Michalski. "Erin brings a solid background of technical benefits experience and client management skills as well as an enthusiasm for the team work style that is so integral to our Burnham culture. She is well-prepared to support our efforts in driving new business growth whilst delivering industry-leading client strategy setting and management."

As a senior consultant, Brennan will be responsible for maintaining and supporting client relationships, driving new business efforts and developing strategies to advance Burnham's breadth and depth in the employee benefits realm.

Prior to joining Burnham, Brennan spent eight years in the benefits department at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. where she rose through the ranks from senior account manager to account executive and vice president. Before that, she spent the previous three years as account manager at ABD Insurance Services/Wells Fargo Insurance Services, primarily focusing on client satisfaction. A resident of Petaluma, Calif., Brennan is active in local organizations, including the HR association, PASCO (The Professional Association of Sonoma County,) and Women for WineSense, the premiere wine education and networking organization for wine enthusiasts.

"Burnham Benefits is a unique and amazing company to work for -- and because we focus solely on benefits, we have a competitive edge in the marketplace," says Brennan. "What's more, the company is large enough to have the most robust internal resources, but it still has the personal touch and care of a small family-run business. I am honored and excited to be a part of Burnham's Northern California team!"

With multiple offices across California and a satellite office in the Washington D.C. area, Irvine-based Burnham Benefits -- a B-Corp certified company -- is a forward-thinking employee benefits and insurance services firm. Having been nationally recognized for the last three years as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance and ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for six years running, Burnham prides itself in applying a unique blend of expert knowledge, unmatched personal service and proactive planning to create proven strategic solutions and promote a culture of wellness for its clients.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a privately held, full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The firm is among the largest in the state to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. With a comprehensive offering of client-first health and wellness programs, Burnham effectively manages over $1.5 billion in premiums for more than 400 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a more than 95 percent client retention rate and has averaged 25 percent growth annually over the past 10 years. Because Burnham Benefits does not have outside shareholders, it can easily adapt and create customized solutions that fit clients' best interests -- investing in cutting-edge technology and the tools and resources needed to provide the specialized level of service that today's rapidly challenging climate demands. Its team of more than 80 highly skilled industry professionals includes in-house underwriters, compliance officers, healthcare reform consultants, communications specialists and wellness experts. Through a strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Wealth Advisors, Inc., Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services. Burnham Benefits' footprint currently spans offices in Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego, Calif., as well as a satellite office in the Washington D.C. metro area. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as Business Insurance's #1 Best Places to Work in Insurance 2013, 2014 and 2015, has been ranked a Best Place to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for six years running. Burnham Benefits president and CEO Kristen Allison earned the Distinguished Founders Award from the Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in 2016. For more information, visit

Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen Communications

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