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EPIC adds Director of Account Executives Sean Leonard to its Southeast division, The McCart Group

Nationally expanding brokerage continues to attract top talent to its employee benefits practice in the Southeast

DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC (www.edgewoodins.com) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has added Sean Leonard to the employee benefits consulting practice in their Southeast division, The McCart Group. Leonard brings more than 19 years of managerial experience in human resource and benefits, including 12 years spent in benefits consulting, insurance sales and client relationship management.

Known for his strong technical understanding of health underwriting and benefits consulting, Leonard holds both the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) professional designations.

Leonard will serve as Director of Account Executives for Group Benefits for EPIC's operations in the southeast. In this role, Leonard will lead the benefits service team by increasing efficiencies, consistency and overall service excellence to clients. Leonard will also oversee strategy development and support and management of the account team while producing and managing his own book of business.

Before joining EPIC, Leonard worked in Human Resources for Kohl's and Nordstrom, Inc. where he was involved with hiring, training and implementing HR practices for store operations.

In 2002, Leonard transitioned into Benefits Consulting. In this role, Leonard created and implemented employee engagement programs and comprehensive, year-round benefits as well as cost saving strategies. In 2006, Leonard joined Northwestern Benefit Corp. as a Large Group Benefit Consultant, where he maintained a nearly 100 percent client retention rate over the 7-plus years he worked there, prior to joining The McCart Group.

"Sean's commitment to his craft is outstanding," said Steve Needle, Managing Principal of Employer Services for The McCart Group. "He brings high energy to his work and his team. Our clients will truly benefit from his knowledge and experience."

Leonard attended the University of Tennessee, where he studied Marketing and Communications. He is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, which is evidenced by his dog's name, Wrigley, whom he adores. In addition, Sean is an avid runner, having completed several 5Ks and half marathons.

Sean Leonard can be reached at:

The McCart Group – an EPIC Company
2405 Satellite Blvd., Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30096
678-240-4520 Phone
678-622-0127 Cell
sean.leonard[at]mccart.com

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions across California and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

The 8th largest broker based in the U.S. West, EPIC has more than 450 team members operating from nine offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Inland Empire, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver and New York.

With more than $100 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 30 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, the company's strategic plan calls for a dramatic increase in revenue ($250 million by 2018) and further expansion across the country. Learn more: http://www.edgewoodins.com/.

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