EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Vanessa Smiley who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Risk Consulting practice as Senior Vice President, Operations.

Smiley joins EPIC from Beecher Carlson in Atlanta, where she served as Vice President, Claims Operations.

Maurice Edwards, Managing Principal of EPIC’s Risk Consulting practice, commented, “We are very pleased and excited to add Vanessa, a well-respected thought leader in the area of operational efficiency. Vanessa will lead operations with a focus on building processes and procedures to further expand and enhance the value we deliver to our clients.”

Vanessa Smiley can be reached by email at or by phone at (708) 287–0641.

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