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Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Inc. became a part of the Leavitt Group on July 1, 2003. Mike and Valerie Flanigan are the managing co-owners of the agency. The agency is located in north eastern California and has purchased the assets of Murray & Edwards Insurance Agency, where the Flanigans have been employed since 1995.

Mike received his bachelors of arts degree in 1985 from Eastern Washington University. Following graduation, Mike became a licensed insurance agent. From 1986 ~ 1991, he worked on both the company and agency sides of administering program business, gaining experience in loss control, underwriting, marketing, and sales. Before becoming a sales agent at Murray & Edwards Insurance Agency, Mike was a regional director of wholesale program business based in Stockton, CA.

Mike has successfully completed eight of the 10 examinations leading to the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He is the immediate past president (three-years) of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. He still serves on the Chamber`s board of directors.

Valerie has been a licensed agent since 1984. Before becoming the lead commercial lines customer service agent at Murray & Edwards, she was manager of the wholesale commercial division of a large broker in Stockton, CA. In Phoenix, AZ, she worked as manager of nationwide association and specialty program business. She has been a trade industry speaker and has had articles published in trade journals.

Valerie has been a member of the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW) since 1986, and was voted NAIW Woman of the Year by the San Joaquin Chapter. She is a past president of the Quincy Chapter of Soroptomist International, and has been a director of the American Cancer Society`s Quincy “Relay for Life,” and board president of the Quincy Town Hall Theater.

The Leavitt Group welcomes Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance as an affilitated agency.

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