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Hoefling Joins Santa Maria and Company Risk and Insurance Services

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2017) –Santa Maria & Company (SMC) today announced that Pat Hoefling has joined the risk and insurance services firm as Vice President. Hoefling brings more than 30 years of Bay Area risk management and insurance experience to her new role.

“Pat adds incredible depth to our brokerage, having built a solid reputation as a knowledgeable, customer-focused professional,” said Carl Santa Maria, SMC Chairman and CEO. “She exemplifies everything that we stand for at SMC, offering the highest level of expertise and service to each of her clients.”

Hoefling is a general liability expert and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. She began her business insurance career in 1986 as a customer service professional and soon advanced into leadership roles with several companies. She joined Insurance Associates in 1993 and served as a partner and Senior Vice President before joining ABD Insurance and Financial Services as Vice President in 2013.


Santa Maria & Company (SMC) is a risk management consultant and commercial insurance broker in the San Francisco Bay area with deep expertise helping companies protect what is most important to them: their assets, their employees, and their futures. Our consultative team approach delivers reduced enterprise risk, greater peace of mind, significant financial benefits, and a real competitive advantage. Contact SMC at 925-956-7600 or online at

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