June 1, 2022

Western Growers Insurance Services Names Ed McClements Senior Vice President of Large Group Sales

IRVINE, CALIF. (June 1, 2022) – Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) is pleased to announce Ed McClements as the new Senior Vice President of Large Group Sales.

McClements has over 45 years of employee benefits experience and 32 years working in the agricultural marketplace. McClements has been immersed in large group sales throughout his career and has a notable history of experience in the design and ongoing operation of customized employee benefit programs for employers with large workforces.

In response to the ever-changing marketplace and the needs of our members, Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) has created a large group strategy and added expertise to the WGIS team to provide value and predictability in employer health benefit costs. In partnership with WGAT, McClements leads new efforts for WGIS by providing analytics and guidance through the employer’s decision-making process when selecting health benefits. This gives our members unprecedented insight into the underlying factors influencing health benefit costs, allows for control of costs and risk mitigation.

This initiative is led by a team of experts, from across the Western Growers Family of Companies, singularly focused to assist and provide insight for our members to make better decisions for their business and their most important asset, their employees, and their families.

About Western Growers:

Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Western Growers’ members and their workers provide over half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including half of America’s fresh organic produce. Connect and learn more about Western Growers on Twitter and Facebook