SACRAMENTO, Calif, /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that insurance industry veteran Kevin Harnetiaux has joined the firm as Senior Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of EPIC’s Sacramento Region, including Sacramento, Calif., Gold River, Calif., and Reno, Nev.

Kevin Harnetiaux Joins EPIC
Harnetiaux will report jointly to Curt Perata, EPIC’s President, Pacific North Region (P&C Operations) and John Connell, West Region President, Employee Benefits (Employee Benefits Operations) and he will be based in EPIC’s Sacramento area offices.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Harnetiaux joins from the State Fund of California where he served as Executive Vice President of Field Operations. Over the past year at State Fund, Harnetiaux led the design and implementation of a new field structure and strategy, including the appointment of a new field leadership team.

Harnetiaux spent most of his earlier career at The Hartford, in a wide range of increasingly responsible positions, culminating in Senior Vice President and Division Executive, managing commercial business operations across Hartford’s thirteen state Western Division, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington State.

Said Curt Perata, “Kevin’s addition further strengthens and enhances EPIC’s operations in the greater Sacramento area and across the West. He has a well-deserved reputation for professional expertise; for building strong, effective relationships and teams; and for delivering outstanding service, resources and support to clients, team members, and other business partners.”

Added John Connell, “We’re excited to have Kevin join EPIC and confident that he will be an exceptional partner and performer as we continue to deepen and strengthen our teams, both regionally and across the country.”

Harnetiaux attended California State University in Long Beach, where he received a BSME Degree in Mechanical Engineering before continuing his education at St. Mary’s College of California to earn an MBA Degree in Business Administration and Management.

Across his career Harnetiaux has served on the Board of Directors of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) including Chairman of the WCIRB’s Governing and Executive Committee. He has also been a Director on the Board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) and the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI).

Kevin Harnetiaux can be reached at or 916-673-6001.

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & 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 nearly 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 40,000 clients

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 15 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. For additional information, please visit