Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a California-based retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has introduced a new Public Entities practice.

The Public Entities practice team will provide property and casualty risk management services, employee and executive benefits consulting and specialized risk solutions for alternative energy development across the nation.

To lead the initiative, Michael Enfield has been appointed as head of public entities practice. P&C leaders include Baltimore-based Craig Routson and Brian Marx for mid-Atlantic division, Michael McNulty, Marianne Schleicher and Jeffrey Stephens for San Francisco, Chris McTigue and Jim Gillette for Los Angeles and Tony D’Asaro for Irvine.

In addition, Terri Ezaki will lead EPIC’s Public Entities Benefits Consulting Group. Based in EPIC’s Sacramento division, Ezaki provided employee benefits solutions to the public sector for more than 25 years.

EPIC has integrated construction, development and alternative energy expertise into their public entities practice to tap the expected business growth in renewable energy resources, particularly solar energy installations.

David Alvarado, Dan Francis, John Greenfield and Nancy Hahn will all contribute their experience and knowledge to the alternative energy program team.