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Lockton Insurance Brokers Opens New Office in Wine Country’s Sonoma
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SONOMA, CA, August 30, 2019 — More than 100 people attended Lockton Wine Country’s signature event last week—featuring the region’s top wines, food and entertainment—to celebrate the opening of its new office in Sonoma. Lockton’s move to larger, permanent space signals its growing presence in Sonoma and the broader North San Francisco Bay Area. 

“We are thrilled to expand our presence and plant our flag in the North Bay business community led by Chris Reiter and his team who are deeply rooted in the region,” says Tim Noonan, president and CEO of Lockton Pacific Series. “Their expertise in employee benefits will help the region’s top employers as they tackle one of their biggest challenges and look to more progressive strategies to attract, retain and engage talent.”

Senior Vice President Chris Reiter, who focuses on the viticulture space, joined Lockton with a team of four Associates in 2018. Since then, the Sonoma office has nearly doubled its staff of professionals who have decades advising employers in the region on strategic planning, financial management, alternative funding, employee well-being, compliance, and industry focused purchasing collectives to drive the best outcomes.

“Businesses in and around the Wine Country, want to work with professionals that also live and work in the community,” says Reiter. “Our new local office will provide current and prospective clients greater access to Lockton’s global resources as well as local expertise by a team of professionals who have a long standing in the community. As a strategic partner, we look forward to driving even greater innovation and value for employers who are challenged by balancing costs with quality and affordable benefits for their employees.”

Steve Dodge, vice president and managing consultant is a Sonoma resident who works with the employee benefits service team. Vice president/consultants Lisa Galligan and Erin Brennan, along with consultants Cheryl Heller and Mario Murillo, specialize in advising large group employers. Mary Pennington is a small group expert. All are supported by specialist Kirsten Fornes.

The new office is located just off Sonoma’s downtown plaza at 635 Broadway, Suite 100, Sonoma, CA 95476 and can be reached by calling 707 931-2760.   

About Lockton

Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,500 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown rapidly by helping clients achieve their objectives. For 10 consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

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