SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Senior Consultant Duane Dennis and Director of HR Technology Solutions Jamie Chambers will present at the Cement Employers Association Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8:15 a.m. at South Point Hotel Casino Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.

EPIC's Chambers and Dennis
The Cement Employers Association aims to promote industrial relations and administration of the hydraulic cement manufacturing industry through research study and dissemination of these studies’ results. Dennis and Chambers will present on “Optimizing Employee Communications and HR Technology Strategies.”

About Duane Dennis, Principal and Senior Consultant:

Dennis works with clients to understand their culture, goals and objectives to create short and long term strategies to optimize business results in the US and internationally. He works with executive leadership teams, business leaders (HR, Finance, Legal and IT) and their teams to achieve their goals in all industries.

Dennis is a principal and senior advisor at EPIC. He previously held positions as the EVP of Business Development and Marketing at Hixme and was a partner at Mercer. At Mercer, he was a member of Mercer’s global leadership team, US region leadership, Pacific Southwest leadership and the Health and Life Sciences Industry team.

About Jamie Chambers, director, HR Technology Solutions:

Jamie Chambers joined the firm in 2013 and now serves as a director, leading the HR Solutions Team. In this role, he manages a team of specialists that support clients by overseeing human resource projects involving systems, technology, processes and best practices, as well as implementations and integrations related to mergers and acquisitions. Chambers collaborates with other Ascende – a Division of EPIC teams to deliver coordinated and comprehensive services to clients.

Prior to joining the team, he served as vice president of human resources for First Continental Mortgage and Campus Living Villages, both national companies with multi-state operations. He also has extensive human resources experience in the health care industry, having served as the human resources director for Bayshore Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Chamber’s knowledge and experience spans all areas of human resource management, from recruiting to systems management to compliance. He has extensive experience with change management initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and start-ups.

Chambers received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Texas Tech University. In 2007, he earned the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute(tm) (HRCI(r)).

He is an active member of HR Houston and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a “Best Place to Work” in multiple regions and as a “Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry” nationally.

EPIC now has 1,100 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues approaching $300 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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