( Courtesy Western Growers )

Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., has hired Darcie Floyd as director of employee benefits in the group’s Insurance Services department.

She has more than 20 years of experience, and was most recently as Financial Services Department manager and account executive at Der Manouel Insurance in Fresno, Calif. At Western Growers, she is responsible “for supporting the production employee benefits to new and existing customers,” according to a news release.

“Growing up on a ranch in the agriculture capital of the world, I have seen firsthand all of the various ways this industry impacts so many lives,” Floyd said in the release. “ … I am excited to be part of such a member-based org that is built solely for their members’ wellbeing.”

“Darcie will lead the charge in partnering with other production professionals to lead a unified sales and service team, and we are excited to see all that she brings to Western Growers,” Jeff Gullickson, senior vice president of Western Growers Insurance Services, said in the release.