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Our Team

Heffernan Insurance Brokers is proud to offer a unique, extensive suite of customized insurance programs for PresbyterianOne. Through years of experience working with specialized religious risks, we have developed a dedicated team of experts with the market and industry expertise available to service the specific needs of your organization.

BrianDantzig

Brian Dantzig
Division Vice President/Branch Manager
Walnut Creek, CA

Brian graduated from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA with a BA in Liberal Arts. He began his insurance career with a National Insurance Brokerage Firm where he excelled in selling and creating group programs for many different industries.

Brian brings to the Heffernan Insurance Brokers innovative ideas, insurance expertise and enthusiasm. He is responsible for handling multi-line risks and provides risk management services to meet the clients’ needs. His responsibilities include review and analysis of benchmark exposures, customer review, market understanding, account management, loss control, claims management and service personnel activities.


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Kerry Dantzig
Vice President – Non-Profit Division
Walnut Creek, CA

Kerry joined the Heffernan Group directly out of college. She began her insurance career as an account manager in our small business unit where she learned the ins and outs of the insurance industry. In 1995 she moved to Heffernan Group’s non-profit department, handling the church accounts while producing new church clientele.

Kerry currently specializes in growth of the group various church programs. She sells several regional and national comprehensive insurance programs. In addition to her sales responsibilities, Kerry assists in the managing of the non-profit division. She produces quarterly risk management newsletters and conducts risk management seminars to Heffernan Group’s non-profit clients.

Kerry was born in New York and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at California State University, Chico. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, the outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends.


LuAnnWatkins

LuAnn Watkins
Account Manager
Walnut Creek, CA

LuAnn has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry – almost 20 of those years with Heffernan Insurance Brokers. She has spent the past 13 years working in our Church Unit. LuAnn enjoys working with our clients, assisting both large and small churches in our various programs.


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Gina Ferguson
Account Manager
Walnut Creek, CA

Gina has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years. Gina specializes in providing client management services to large church programs. She is knowledgeable and anticipates specific clients needs and delivers the best service.


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Alex Dantzig
Vice President
Walnut Creek, CA

Alex Dantzig joined Heffernan Insurance Brokers in 2010.  Alex is a third generation at Heffernan who embodies the company culture.  He primarily works with Religious groups, Non-Profits and Healthcare organizations.  Alex is very detailed oriented and enjoys working with clients on complex issues to try to find solutions through risk audits and benchmarking.