Newfront snags WTW veteran

Newfront snags WTW veteran | Insurance Business America

Newfront snags WTW veteran

San Francisco-based insurance brokerage Newfront has announced that it has appointed Erich Simmons as senior vice president and employee benefits producer.

Simmons (pictured above)  joins Newfront from WTW, where he spent nearly 20 years working with clients on their domestic and global employee benefits programs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Erich to the Newfront team and bring exceptional service to his clients,” said Brian Hetherington, president of Newfront. “Erich’s high level of expertise, effective leadership, and proven results in developing successful employee benefits programs for his clients builds on Newfront’s strong value proposition. Erich recognizes our industry’s need for change and innovation on behalf of our clients, and he shares our vision at Newfront to leverage technology in enhancing the client experience.”

Simmons will be based in Orange County, Calif., and will serve clients throughout the country.

“I am so excited to have Erich join our SoCal team at Newfront, where he will bring deep expertise and longstanding relationships to our rapidly growing team,” said Linde Hotchkiss, Southwest market leader at Newfront.

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“I am beyond excited to join Newfront,” Simmons said. “Their emphasis on client-centric service, enriched by technology and guided by expert leadership, highlights a client and colleague experience unmatched in the industry.”