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Phil Huffman Joins Newfront to Lead the Greater Pittsburgh Market

Huffman joins from Marsh to lead development in the Pittsburgh area for the Top-40 Insurance Broker.

Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage based in San Francisco, welcomes Phil Huffman as the Greater Pittsburgh Market Leader to its rapidly expanding team. Huffman, named a Rising Star by Risk & Insurance in 2022, joins from Marsh.

“Phil brings tremendous expertise in identifying and delivering innovative solutions for his clients,” said Newfront CEO Spike Lipkin. “Phil’s leadership in the Pittsburgh area will enable us to deliver risk management innovation to our clients locally and globally.”

At Marsh, Huffman served as Senior Vice President and Pittsburgh Growth Leader. Specializing in the manufacturing, construction, energy, real estate, technology, and healthcare sectors, he worked with organizations of all sizes to drive financial impact via risk management programs. Prior to Marsh, Huffman was a Client Advocate at Willis Towers Watson. He also brings experience in financial leadership at PNC Bank.

“Like many of the industries I focus on, insurance is ripe for disruption,” Huffman said. “Newfront’s combination of technology and industry focused expertise will drive greater insights and transparency for clients.”

Huffman, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Allegheny College, joins a strong roster of talent as Newfront continues its nationwide expansion. 

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Newfront is transforming the delivery of risk management, employee experience, insurance, and retirement solutions by building the modern insurance platform. Transparent data delivered real-time translates into a lower total cost of risk and greater insights. Newfront makes insurance work for you. Headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices throughout the country and is home to more than 850 employees who serve clients across the United States and globally.

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