Heffernan Insurance Brokers, an independent brokerage firm in US, has appointed Matthew Gailey as assistant vice president to its Portland office.

Gailey will focus on property and casualty insurance, and directors and officers liability for property management firms and medical entities.

Gailey, who began his insurance career with Liberty Mutual, most recently handled medical sales as a primary health-care representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Orange, Calif; Portland and Chesterfield.