Henderson Brothers Adds Three to Commercial Lines Division

Posted April 2, 2013 Company News



Melissa L. Whittier, Robert J. Hippert and Katie L. Wilson have joined the commercial lines division at Henderson Brothers, Inc. Henderson Brothers, based downtown, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest providers of insurance, risk management and employee benefits advisory services.

Melissa Whittier joins as an account analyst, providing day-to-day servicing for the firm’s large commercial accounts, as well as assisting clients with writing a variety of commercial bonds – from bid bonds, payment and performance bonds, to contractor license bonds and notary bonds. Prior to joining Henderson, her experience includes six years at Taggart & Associates Insurance of Boulder, Colo., as a lead account manager, and before that, for Hickok & Boardman, Inc., in Burlington, one of the oldest and largest retail insurance agencies in Vermont, where she worked as an assistant SBA account manager.

A native of Newport, R.I., Ms. Whittier holds the certified insurance counselor (CIC) designation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Bryant University and graduated from Coventry High School, both in Rhode Island.

Henderson Brothers has also welcomed Robert J. Hippert as a senior business associate, where he helps clients in the commercial lines division with their various business insurance needs. He joins Henderson Brothers from the firm’s highly successful internship program, and also interned with the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Hippert, a Pittsburgh native, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Allegheny College and is also a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School.

Katie L. Wilson joins as a senior business associate in the commercial lines division, assisting producers in the day-to-day placement of insurance coverages and management of accounts. She creates package proposals for prospects and renewals, and gathers, consolidates and analyzes competitive data. Like Hippert, she interned with Henderson Brothers prior to joining the staff, also gaining experience as a marketing intern with Campos, Inc., and as a communications intern with Federated Investors, both in Pittsburgh. A Ross Township native, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Public Relations from Duquesne University and also graduated from North Hills High School.


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Melissa Whittier

Robert Hippert

Katie Wilson



About Henderson Brothers, Inc.
Ranked multiple times as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, Henderson Brothers, founded in 1893 in Pittsburgh, was formed primarily to serve the insurance needs of the river industry. Since that time, the company has diversified into virtually all areas of insurance and risk management, employee benefits, and all lines of commercial, personal property and casualty insurance. Today the company employs some 120 people, offering insurance and services through nearly 100 of the nation’s largest and most respected insurance companies, to clients in Pennsylvania and nationwide. For more information, visit