Heffernan Insurance Brokers, an independent brokerage firm, has appointed Robert Clarke as vice president to its California office.

In his new role, Clarke will be responsible for producing new business in Southern California.

Clarke will joins Heffernan after years of sales experience in all lines of insurance and surety for environmental service firms as well as the construction, scrap & steel, produce and winery industries.

As a producer and account executive, Clarke generated and serviced a high volume of insurance placements, handling all aspects of account management including marketing, membership and quality control.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers is a full line of property, liability, group medical insurance, personal insurance and financial services.

The California-headquartered firm also provides insurance products and services to individuals, as well as to a diverse group of companies within a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, nonprofits, and technology, among others.