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Sean Borchardt Joins Ascension as Vice President/Producer in Employee Benefits Practice

WALNUT CREEK, California – Ascension Insurance, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sean Borchardt has joined its Pan American Western Region Benefits team as Vice President and Producer in their Fresno office. Sean has over 25 years of experience as an award-winning sales professional in the Central Valley, with an extensive background in agriculture, insurance and non-profits.

Sean started his career in the insurance and financial planning business with New York Life in 2001. After serving in the Marine Corps and finishing business school at Fresno State, he worked with a variety of companies and agencies, both public and private.

Ascension’s President and CEO, Joe Tatum remarked, “We’re very excited to have Sean on board. Our company is built around exceptionally talented people who have a passion and understanding for serving our client’s needs. Sean is a perfect cultural fit for Ascension. He will be a fantastic addition to the employee benefits team and I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the Ascension family.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team!” said Sean. “I admire Ascension’s commitment to providing high-level benefits program design and resources to their valued clients. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”

Keri Lopez, COO, Western Region Benefits added, “Sean knows our industry inside and out. He brings a fresh and innovative perspective to his client’s view of their employee benefits program. With an excellent track record of delivering top-notch employee benefits solutions in an ever-changing environment, I know he’s going to do an outstanding job for our clients.”

Previously, Borchardt was an Employee Benefits Consultant at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), where he delivered comprehensive health and welfare consultative services. Prior to joining AJG, Sean was a Co-Founder and CEO of SeniorCare Organizational Systems, as well as a Partner at Beechwood Wealth Advisors.

Sean holds his State of California Life and Health Insurance License, has earned the Life Underwriter’s Training Council Fellowship Designation, and holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 Licenses.


About Ascension Insurance, Inc.
Ascension Insurance, Inc. is a premier insurance agency that offers superior risk management and benefits consulting services. It has more than 420 employees and 30 locations nationwide. Ascension is a privately held corporation; together with its private equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, the company expects to grow to $200 million in revenue by 2018.

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