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New Agency Formed: Redwoods Leavitt Insurance Agency

The Leavitt Group is pleased to announce that the Crescent City, California, and Grants Pass, Oregon, locations of NorthWest Insurance Agency have joined the Leavitt Group to form Redwoods Leavitt Insurance Agency effective September 1, 2010. Bill Cochran is the managing local co-owner of the new agency.

“I am very excited to be affiliating with the Leavitt Group. After a solid relationship with Northwest Insurance for 15 years, this adds a new dimension of local ownership,” said Cochran. The Leavitt Group’s model of co-ownership gives the local manager a stake in their client’s success while enjoying the resources of a national brokerage.

Cochran has been in the insurance industry for 32 years. Most recently, he was a commercial broker and shareholder with NorthWest Insurance Agency. Prior to NorthWest, Cochran was with a regional brokerage firm where he was responsible for sales management, marketing, acquisition coordination, computerization, and operations. He earned a degree from Humboldt State University in communications and journalism.

The Grants Pass location has been serving clients since the 1940s. Burnie Gillespie House of Insurance and staff joined NorthWest Insurance in November of 2008. Cochran opened the Crescent City branch for NorthWest Insurance in 1994. Redwoods Leavitt Insurance Agency has the experience and resources to meet the needs of all types of clients, including individuals and businesses.

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