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Woodruff Sawyer Adds Six, Expanding Portland Office Influence And Expertise

With over 20 years of experience in the Portland, Oregon and southwest Washington region, Woodruff Sawyer is well-versed in the unique challenges faced by Pacific Northwest companies. Working primarily with manufacturing, financial institutions, technology, construction and public companies throughout the area, Woodruff Sawyer is known for a thorough understanding of their client’s businesses and a “client-first” ethos that drives their work every day.

As the firm strives to add even more value to Pacific Northwest clients, we are pleased to announce a strategic addition of six new hires to the Portland office. The group, which has worked together for over 15 years, includes Ronan Eggleston, Senior VP, Management Liability; Jeff Friesen, Senior VP, Property, and Casualty; and Dan Schaller, Senior VP for the firm’s Property and Casualty Practice. Eggelston, Friesen, and Schaller are joined by Client Managers Cindy Jarrett, Megan Douglas and Sandra Suter.

Eggleston, Friesen, and Schaller have extensive backgrounds in manufacturing, technology, construction and financial institutions, augmenting Woodruff Sawyer’s already robust industry presence. And with more than 30 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest, this team brings strong long-term relationships within the CFO and risk management community and a deep understanding of the region’s risk and insurance needs.
According to Eggleston,

“Woodruff Sawyer’s ‘client-first’ approach is completely in line with our personal values and it’s a perfect fit with the way we do business.” Schaller added, “Our team has been working together for years, and is well known within the Portland underwriting community, so it was vital to go to Woodruff Sawyer together and maintain continuity for our clients.”

Woodruff Sawyer’s Partner, SVP and NW Practice Leader Brett Bauer says,

“Nobody else in town has the firepower and knowledge in these areas like we do. The addition of Dan, Jeff, Ronan, and their team expands our presence, resources, and solutions for our clients in Oregon and southwest Washington. Their expertise is a huge compliment for Woodruff Sawyer.”

About Woodruff Sawyer

As one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property and casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents. For more information, call 844.972.6326, or visit

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