( Courtesy Western Growers Insurance Services )

Western Growers Insurance Services has hired Natalie Berend as senior director of commercial lines.

Berend has more than 30 years of experience, according to a news release, including as senior vice president of a national insurance brokerage.

Her responsibilities at Western Growers include planning, directing and coordinating operational needs, and she will lead carrier relationships and premium production goals while expanding team capabilities, according to the release.

“Natalie is the best of the best and brings a great deal of experience to our team,” Jeff Gullickson, senior vice president of Western Growers Insurance Services, said in the release. “We continue to add top industry talent to our team.”

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