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July 9, 2019

Western Growers Names Jodi Martin as New Director of Employee Benefits Account Management

Martin’s 30-year employee benefits experience will bolster WG Insurance Services’ demonstrated excellence in customer service to agriculture industry

IRVINE, Calif. (July 9, 2019) – Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Jodi Martin, who has joined the team as Director of Employee Benefits Account Management. As Director, Martin will lead account management activities while also supporting the growth and retention of WGIS’ customer base. WGIS specializes in food and agriculture-related companies, and Martin is charged with implementing innovative employee benefits strategies and programs to ensure that all customers’ overall objectives and requirements are met.

“As a veteran in this industry, Jodi possesses all the vital qualities needed to succeed in this role,” said Jeff Gullickson, Senior Vice President of Western Growers Insurance Services. “Jodi is yet another top addition to our team, who adds incredible experience, leadership and expertise.”

Martin has over 30 years in the insurance industry, specializing in agriculture.  As Senior Vice President at United Agricultural Benefit Trust, she oversaw their Trust operations, which included administration, customer service and the claims department. Martin also served as Director of Benefits Services for a large regional brokerage, where her responsibilities included assisting the sales and service team.

“It feels good to be home! My prior experience made me the best fit for this opportunity,” said Martin. “I am excited to not only bring my expertise of the industry to the team here at Western Growers, but to also polish and perfect those skills while working for this fantastic organization.”

Martin was heavily influenced by her grandparents who were sharecroppers for over 20 years. She credits them for her gratitude for the agriculture industry as well as her upbringing. Martin holds a degree in business administration and now resides in Ventura.

High-resolution image of Jodi Martin is available here.

About Western Growers Insurance Services:
Western Growers Insurance Services, Inc. is the wholly-owned insurance brokerage of Western Growers and offers full-service risk mitigation and management solutions to agricultural and related industry members in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Since first offering health insurance and employee benefits back in 1986, WGIS has expanded to nine offices and includes property and casualty risk management, safety and loss control services and health care consulting. WGIS offers one-stop access to insurance products, guidance, and resources to help agribusinesses identify and mitigate risk, provide a more competitive benefits program and navigate the continuously evolving insurance market. Connect with and learn more about Western Growers and WGIS on Twitter and Facebook