• George Petersen Insurance Names Five New Principals

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    January 25, 2021

    (Santa Rosa, CA – January 19, 2021) George Petersen Insurance, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned insurance agencies, announces the promotion of Joseph Feierabend, Jack Fess, Sean Parsons, Colby Ritch, and Mindy Sehon to Principals within the Agency. With the addition of these five new Principals, the agency now totals twenty Principals across eight of the agency’s ten locations in Northern California.

    Joseph Feierabend - Commercial Producer, Santa Rosa

    Joseph joined George Petersen Insurance in 2009, where he played an integral role in launching the agency’s risk management platform. Transitioning to a Commercial Producer role, he quickly developed an in-depth understanding of the insurance landscape. Focusing on the beer, wine, and golf industries, Joseph works closely with his clients to create risk mitigation plans specific to their business.

    Jack Fess - Employee Benefits Producer, Santa Rosa

    Beginning his insurance career in 2013 with George Petersen Insurance, Jack brings extensive knowledge in Employee Benefits plan design, life insurance, and disability income insurance. He consults with his clients to find a benefits program that best suits the needs of the firm and its employees. Jack was born and raised in Santa Rosa and is an active member of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.

    Sean Parsons, CIC - Commercial Producer, Santa Rosa

    Sean has been in the insurance industry for 25 years and has been a Commercial Producer with George Petersen Insurance since 2009. As a Certified Insurance Counselor, he has an in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry, focusing in the areas of construction, garage liability, and behavioral healthcare. Sean is an active member in the Marin Builders Association and continues to strengthen the agency’s relationship with the Marin building community.

    Colby Ritch - Employee Benefits Producer, Santa Rosa

    Colby joined George Petersen Insurance in 2015, where he consults with a wide range of business sectors on their employee benefits, life insurance, long-term care, and disability insurance. Colby is a second-generation insurance agent, has been in the industry for 17 years, and brings extensive industry knowledge to the George Petersen Benefits Department. As a member of the Active 20-30 club of Santa Rosa #50 since 2004, Colby is dedicated to giving back to the community he lives in. 

    Mindy Sehon - Employee Benefits Producer, Eureka

    Mindy officially joined George Petersen Insurance Agency in 1999. As a third-generation insurance agent, Mindy grew up around the George Petersen office. In 2005 she became an Employee Benefits producer, where she consults with her clients to find a benefits package specific to their needs. Holding a property and casualty license, and acting as a Notary Public for the agency, Mindy brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She enjoys giving back to the community and is an active member of her local Rotary Club.

    About George Petersen Insurance Agency

    Founded in 1935, George Petersen Insurance Agency offers commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance products, with an emphasis on intensive consultation, customized programs, and highly personalized service. The agency has grown to include ten regional offices, making it one of the largest independently owned agencies in Northern California. Learn more about George Petersen Insurance Agency at www.gpins.com.

    Sean Parsons, Commercial Producer
    sparsons@gpins.com, (707) 525-2715
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