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Woodruff Sawyer Oregon Celebrates 10 Years

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Woodruff Sawyer announced today that its Oregon office has reached its 10-year anniversary. The office was established in 2002 and quickly became a leading provider of insurance, risk management and employee benefits services to public and private companies in the Northwest. With insurance professionals who have deep roots in the area and experience in a wide range of disciplines, Woodruff Sawyer Oregon serves a diverse client base, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up enterprises.

Back in 2002, Woodruff Sawyer Oregon opened its doors with a small group of professionals delivering cutting-edge brokerage and consulting services. The office grew organically in the years that followed, and in 2007 the company acquired respected firm Northwest Benefit Planning. In 2011, Woodruff Sawyer acquired Jennings Insurance Agency, a leader in personal lines insurance. Both mergers helped to round out Woodruff Sawyer’s expertise in meeting the full range of clients’ brokerage and consulting needs. Today, Woodruff Sawyer Oregon employs nearly 40 professionals.

“We’re very excited to celebrate 10 years of service to the Oregon and Northwest business community,” said Mike Bennison, senior vice president and managing partner of Woodruff Sawyer Oregon. “It’s a mark of our sustainability as a company and a testament to the outstanding work of our people and our strong client relationships.”

“This is a great milestone for our Portland-based team,” added Charlie Rosson, CEO of Woodruff Sawyer “We started out with a handful of people and now we have a strong presence in the region. This is due in large part to our top-notch professionals there who execute everyday on our company mission—to enhance the security of the clients we serve.”

The Portland office is part of San Francisco-based Woodruff Sawyer, which was founded in 1918 and is one of the nation’s leading private, independent brokerage firms. For more information about how Woodruff Sawyer Oregon can reduce your cost of risk, call 503.416.7180 or visit