Michelle Gallardo (left), Lori Hedgecock (right).

Portland, OR – June 19, 2014 – Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo of The Partners Group Personal and Commercial Insurance unit in Portland, OR have received the Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award, an honor given each year to about a dozen individuals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska who work at local independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco Insurance.

The Achievement Award recognizes Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo for their commitment to customer service and performance for The Partners Group and overall exemplary representation of Safeco Insurance.

“Safeco is pleased to present both Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo with the Personal Lines Achievement Award this year,” said Becky Fann, regional general manager, Northwest Region, Safeco Insurance. “This designation acknowledges the daily diligence, integrity, passion for excellence and hard work of Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo.”

“I am honored to receive this award from Safeco Insurance and to contribute to the exceptional work of The Partners Group,” said Lori Hedgecock, Personal Lines and Small Commercial Account Executive, who has worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years on both the agency and the company underwriting side. Additionally, Michelle Gallardo, AAI®, Personal Lines and Small Commercial Account Executive, said “It’s always been a pleasure working the Safeco Insurance®, and they greatly compliment the high level of insurance standards we hold at The Partners Group.” Michelle works in personal lines, with special expertise in tailoring policies to meet the needs of high net worth individuals.

The Partners Group is located at 11740 SW 68th Parkway, Ste. 200, Portland, OR, and can be reached at 503-241-9550.

About The Partners Group

The Partners Group, with offices in Bellevue, WA, plus Portland and Bend, OR, is an independent, locally-owned financial and insurance consulting firm with services including employee benefit consulting, risk management, wealth management, commercial and personal insurance. The Partners Group serves successful individuals and businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest.