The Partners Group is excited to announce that Lori Hedgecock, Michelle Gallardo, and Samantha Balin have received the Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award.

The Personal Lines Achievement Award has recognized Lori Hedgecock, Michelle Gallardo, and Samantha Balin for their commitment to customer service and performance at The Partners Group. Only a select group of employees at local independent insurance agencies across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska are given this honor by Safeco Insurance.

“Safeco has honored Lori Hedgecock, Michelle Gallardo and Samantha Balin with the Personal Lines Achievement Award for their exemplary representation of Safeco, passion for excellence, diligence and hard work,” said Carrie McHale, Director of Personal Lines at The Partners Group.

Lori Hedgecock, Personal and Commercial Insurance Advisor, has been working with The Partners Group for nearly 10 years. Lori specializes in helping clients fill insurance gaps and assists small business clients with their business insurance needs, along with providing information and knowledge on how their policies protect them. Lori has won this award every year since 2010.

Michelle Gallardo, Personal Insurance Advisor, has been working with The Partners Group for 10 years. Michelle specializes in tailoring policies to meet the needs of high net worth individuals. This is the fifth consecutive year Michelle has won the Safeco Personal Insurance Lines Achievement Award.

Samantha Balin, Personal Insurance Advisor, has been working with The Partners Group for 3.5 years. Samantha specializes in new business development, service and leadership around the affluent and high net worth space, specialized program development and individual risk consultation.

About Safeco Insurance: In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.
Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 78th on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2014 revenue. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to

About The Partners Group: Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 35 years. They are an independent consulting firm with over 140 employees, and services including employee benefits, business consulting, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit 800-722-6339.