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Janae Sorenson Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Parker, Smith & Feek is delighted to announce that Janae Sorenson has joined the firm as Vice President, Account Executive, and will be located in Portland, Oregon.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Opens New Portland Branch Office

Bellevue, Washington – April 29, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce the opening of our new Portland branch office. Our firm has been doing business with Oregon companies for decades, and we are very excited to expand our operations in the Rose City with our new downtown location. Jim Hamlin, Parker, Smith & Feek Principal and Senior Vice President, has been named Portland Manager and will lead the team.

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Mary Campbell Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Bellevue, Washington – April 22, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Mary Campbell has joined the firm as Vice President, Account Executive, and will be located in Portland, Oregon.
Greg Collins, President and CEO of Parker, Smith & Feek said “We are very excited to have Mary as a part of the Parker, Smith & Feek team. Her substantial experience in the Portland insurance market will be a fantastic benefit to our budding Oregon branch.”

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Mike Cranston Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Bellevue, Washington – April 19, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Mike Cranston has joined the firm as Vice President, Account Executive, and will be located in Portland, Oregon.
Greg Collins, President and CEO of Parker, Smith & Feek said “We are thrilled to have Mike join our firm. His experience and background will be a great asset to our Oregon team.”

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Chuck Floberg Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Bellevue, Washington – April 8, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Chuck Floberg has joined the firm as Vice President, Account Executive, and will be located in Portland, Oregon.
Greg Collins, President and CEO of Parker, Smith & Feek said “We are indeed fortunate to have a person of Chuck’s stature, experience, and reputation join our team as we expand our footprint in Oregon.”

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces New Alaska Manager

Anchorage, Alaska and Bellevue, Washington – April 5, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Jana Smith has been named Managing Partner of our Alaska operations. Jana will replace David Eckroth, who was recently named Parker, Smith & Feek’s CEO-Elect. Ms. Smith will assume all Manager responsibilities beginning immediately.

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Alaska Business Monthly

Parker, Smith & Feek’s Christin Hubble and Guy Armfield discuss the importance of commercial and contract surety bonds in this Alaska Business Monthly article.

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PARKER, SMITH & FEEK ANNOUNCES CEO-ELECT

Bellevue, Washington – February 24, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that David Eckroth has been named CEO-Elect by the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Eckroth will become just the fifth CEO in Parker, Smith & Feek’s 80-year history and will assume all CEO responsibilities beginning July 1, 2017.

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2012 Perspectives

The pace of change seems to quicken at every turn, even when it feels like change could not come any faster. Around the world, individuals seek a larger voice to influence their futures. In the U.S., we consider how to accelerate economic recovery for a broader population. At Parker, Smith & Feek, we adapt to changes in our own markets, while remaining true to the business principles which have guided our success for 75 years of service in the insurance industry.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces Three New Principals

Bellevue, Washington – January 15, 2012 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Bellevue based Ben Wolfe along with Greg Loudon and Colleen Savoie from our Anchorage office have become Principals of the firm.

"Key to our perpetuation as a privately held business is continuing to bring new shareholders/owners into the corporation. Ben, Colleen and Greg possess all the skills and personal attributes we look for in our ownership group." said Chief Executive Officer Greg Collins.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Appoints New Director

Bellevue, Washington – January 03, 2012 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Jeff Murphy has been appointed to the firm's Board of Directors for an one year term due to the retirement of Steve Wolf.

Jeff Murphy is a Principal of the firm and heads Parker, Smith & Feek's Private Equity Practice Group.

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Commercial Agencies of the Year Share Success Secrets in Exclusive Roundtable – Video

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Commercial Agencies of the Year Share Success Secrets in Exclusive Roundtable

Award winners discuss going global, securing top talent and competing against publicly traded brokers

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Focus On Risk Consulting, Tech Innovations Help Parker, Smith & Feek Shine

While some agencies have only recently come to embrace the idea of being a risk consultant for their clients, the concept is nothing new for the agency Parker, Smith & Feek…

This consulting focus is reinforced by the firm’s compensation structure. "Our employees are owners and do not work on commission," Greg Collins notes. "They support the concept that we are selling consulting services to clients and not selling them a policy. Lowering client cost and improving risk-management operations is our aim."…

For this attention to risk consulting and its ability to translate that into a profitable and healthy enterprise, Parker, Smith & Feek (PS&F) is our 2011 winner of the Agency of the Year Award.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Named “Agency of the Year” by National Underwriter Magazine

Bellevue, Washington – September 28, 2011 – Parker, Smith & Feek inc., One of the top 50 independently owned Property & Casualty insurance agencies in the U.S., has been named "Agency of the Year" by National Underwriter Magazine.
President and CEO Greg Collins said: "We're very flattered by the recognition. As the only Insurance Broker in the Northwest to have ever won the award, it reaffirms our belief that we are amongst the very best in the industry."

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10 companies recognized at 2011 Eastside Top Corporate Citizens

Parker, Smith & Feek Welcomes Employee Benefits Department Manager

Bellevue, Washington – May 25, 2011 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce and welcome Dan Guy as the Employee Benefits Department Manager. Dan will be responsible for leading the sales team, driving revenue, contributing in product and vendor selection, as well as having overall responsibility for client relationships.

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Find Real Healthcare Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of2010, also known as health care reform, is receiving mixed reviews from both advocates and opponents of the bill. Some provisions have proven difficult to implement and regulators are slowly rolling out guidance. As health plans have their first renewals following Sept. 23, 2010, we are seeing […]

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Parker, Smith & Feek Earns 7 in a row!

Bellevue, Washington – February 17, 2011 – Parker, Smith & Feek has earned the PAR Excellence Award for outstanding performance in quality management and customer service.

This is the 7th consecutive year that Parker, Smith & Feek has earned this award. The honor is awarded annually by Professional Agencies Reinsurance, Ltd, a national professional liability insurer.

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Parker, Smith & Feek announces new Principals

Anchorage, Alaska – January 10, 2011 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Lynne Seville and Jana Smith have become Principals of the firm.

In addition to her direct client responsibilities in Parker, Smith & Feek’s Construction and Transportation groups, Lynne is the firm’s Risk Control Specialist based in Anchorage, Alaska and is responsible for developing risk control, safety, and claims management programs for our leading clients.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Bellevue, Washington – January 06, 2011 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Todd Eisinger has joined Parker, Smith & Feek as Chief Financial Officer.

Chief Executive Officer Greg Collins said “We are delighted to have Todd Eisinger join us at Parker Smith & Feek as our new Chief Financial Officer. Todd has a wealth of experience and his knowledge, background, and leadership will make him an integral part of our management team.”

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces New Officers

Bellevue, Washington – January 06,  2011 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Sherisa Crevier, Angela Samarel and Ben Wolfe have all been appointed Officers of the firm.

Chief Executive Officer Greg Collins said "The election as an officer of Parker, Smith & Feek is recognition that these individuals have distinguished themselves within our firm and among their peers. They not only possess exceptional skills and work ethic, but also represent our organization and our values in the most professional manner."

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Parker, Smith & Feek – Insuring most of Alaska’s big builders

For Employers Conducting Business Abroad, Kidnappings Remain an Ongoing Concern

Parker, Smith & Feek Named to Top 100 Broker List

Bellevue, Washington – August 11, 2010 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud, once again, to be included in the Business Insurance annual list of the Top 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business. Business Insurance’s annual report lists the top 100 brokers out of over 50,000 public and privately held brokerages throughout the country.

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23 Year Insurance Industry Veteran Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Bellevue, Washington – April 22, 2010 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce that Gregor Hodgson has joined their Commercial Insurance Department as a Vice President and Account Executive.

Prior to joining Parker, Smith & Feek, Gregor was employed for 17 years at Kibble and Prentice, another regional insurance broker. He started his insurance carrier with Aetna as a Property and Casualty Underwriter.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Earns PAR Excellence Award for 6th Consecutive Year

Bellevue, Washington – April 05, 2010 – Parker, Smith & Feek has earned the PAR Excellence Award for outstanding performance in quality management and customer service.

This is the 6th consecutive year that Parker, Smith & Feek has earned this award. The honor is awarded annually by Professional Agencies Reinsurance, Ltd, a national professional liability insurer.

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Parker, Smith & Feek announces new Directors

Bellevue, Washington – February 22, 2010 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Scott Fisher has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. Steve Wolf was re-elected to the Board for an additional three year term.

Scott Fisher is a Principal of the firm and heads Parker, Smith & Feek’s Construction Practice Group. Steve Wolf is a Principal of the firm and directs Parker, Smith & Feek’s Corporate Communications

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AGC honors Adams, Fisher

The Associated General Contractors of Washington honored Bob Adams, vice president of Guy F. Atkinson Construction, as Contractor of the Year and Scott Fisher, principal with Parker, Smith & Feek, as Affiliate of the Year during its annual convention on Jan. 22.
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Parker, Smith & Feek announces new Principals

Bellevue, Washington – January 01, 2010 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Mike Woltersdorf and Shelley Cardiel have become Principals of the firm.

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Parker, Smith & Feek CEO re-elected to Assurex Board

Surety Account Executive Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Anchorage, Alaska – September 29, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a Northwest, based insurance and employee benefits brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Christin Hubble has joined the firm as a Surety Account Executive based their Anchorage office.

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Washington’s Largest Proposed Workers’ Compensation rate Hike Since 2004

Bellevue, Washington – September 21, 2009 – The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) today announced a proposed increase of 7.6% in Workers’ Compensation rates effective January 1, 2010.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Bellevue, Washington – September 01, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Chesemore to Chief Operating Officer.

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Employee Benefits Executives Join Parker, Smith & Feek.

Anchorage, Alaska – September 01, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce that Greg Loudon and Colleen Savoie have joined their employee benefits team as Account Executives.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Named to Top 100 Broker List

Bellevue, Washington – August 12, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud, once again, to be included in Business Insurances annual list of the Top 100 largest brokers of U.S. business. Business Insurance’s annual report lists the top 100 brokers out of over 50,000 public and privately held brokerages throughout the country.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Named Seattle’s Fittest Insurance Broker.

Bellevue, Washington – July 2, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek has won the inaugural Steppin’ It up in Seattle Challenge”. The competition consisting of six of the largest insurance brokers in Puget Sound was the first of its kind.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Launches a New Website

Bellevue, Washington, June 11, 2009

Parker, Smith & Feek, a Bellevue, Washington based insurance and employee benefits brokerage firm, today launched a completely redesigned website and introduced a new tagline.

Parker, Smith & Feek, Different by Choice, Unique by Tradition.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Earns PAR Excellence Award

Bellevue, Washington – March 25, 2009 –  Parker, Smith & Feek has earned the 2008 PAR Excellence award for outstanding performance in quality management and customer service.

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Health Management Consultant Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Bellevue, Washington – January 20, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a Bellevue, Washington based insurance and employee benefits brokerage firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Debi Jefferson to our Employee Benefits Department as Health Management Consultant. Debi will be working with our clients to design and implement wellness and allied health management strategies.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Named Insurance Agency of the Year

Bellevue, Washington – March 15 2009 –  The Rough Notes Company a leading insurance publisher has named Parker, Smith & Feek the Agency of the Year.

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PS&F Welcomes Kara Harmala

Commercial Surety Specialist Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Bellevue, Washington – January 22, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek, a Bellevue, Washington bases insurance and employee benefits brokerage firm, is pleased to announce that Kara Harmala has joined the firm’s Surety Department as a commercial Surety Specialist.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Forms a new Alliance

Added Protection for equipment owners
Bellevue, Washington – January 29, 2009 – Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce that it has established an alliance with the National Equipment Register (NER), enabling Parker, Smith & Feek clients to combat the growing expense of equipment theft.

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Teamwork Is A Core Value

Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to be Rough Notes’ ”Marketing Agency Of The Month” for November 2008.

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Assurex Global Re Forms Cell to Address Construction Risks

Assurex Global Reinsurance, Ltd., a captive insurance company formed by Assurex Global Partners, LLC announced the formation of a specific cell to provide critically needed risk management and insurance needs to construction industry clients.

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Agency Technology Achievement Award

Parker, Smith & Feek is honored to be one of three finalists for this inaugural agency technology award.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Organizational Announcements

Bellevue, Washington – January 16, 2008 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Jeff Murphy has become a Shareholder of the firm. Mr. Murphy is an Account Executive in our Commercial Insurance Division.

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PS&F Welcomes Two New Account Executives

Bellevue, Washington – December 12, 2007
Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that John Schmidt and Tim Nierman have joined the firm as Account Executives in our Commercial Insurance Division.

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Perspectives 2007

We share a few highlights and trends of the past year, as well as insight into our company and the insurance industry.

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