April 20, 2010 15:19 ET

GNW-Evergreen Insurance Services Names Music and Entertainment Industry Specialist Peter Tempkins Senior Vice President

Peter Tempkins Is Recognized as the Industry's Foremost Expert in Music Tours, Festivals, Special Events, and Professionally-Managed Bands

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  GNW-Evergreen Insurance Services, LLC, (, one of Southern California's largest independent insurance agencies known for its expertise in insurance and risk management, today announced the addition of Peter Tempkins as senior vice president. A highly experienced insurance professional, Mr. Tempkins will focus on expanding GNW-Evergreen's presence throughout the music and entertainment industries.

"When it comes to music and touring, Peter is the first person people in the industry call," said Andrew Forchelli, president of GNW-Evergreen. "He brings unparalleled talent, depth of expertise and relationships in music and entertainment to GNW-Evergreen and will be an important asset to our firm and our clients."

Mr. Tempkins has been quoted as an expert in Risk & Insurance magazine, Tour Guide, Pollstar, and has been profiled in Celebrity Access. He regularly participates on industry panels, including those sponsored by Pollstar, IAAM, and Tour Link. Notable events for which he has placed insurance include the Amnesty International Tour in 1990, various Earth Day Concerts such as those performed at Foxboro Stadium and The Mall in Washington, D.C., Support the Corp at Camp Pendleton, H.O.R.D.E., Bonnaroo, The Warped Tour, and Taste of Chaos. 

"GNW-Evergreen's first-rate service and risk management platform is extremely complementary to what I've always provided to my clients in the past," said Peter Tempkins, senior vice president at GNW-Evergreen. "Together, we'll have an offering for the music and touring industry that no one else can match. It's really exciting."

Mr. Tempkins brings more than 20 years of experience in his areas of specialization, which include live music tours, outdoor festivals, special events, and professionally-managed bands, whether club tours or stadium acts. Most recently, he served as national practice leader for Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.'s Music & Touring Division after ten years with DeWitt Stern Insurance & Risk Advisory. He earned his bachelor's degree in Economics at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in 1980.

About GNW-Evergreen Insurance Services, LLC

GNW-Evergreen Insurance Services, LLC's unwavering "client-first" approach and financial independence have earned it a reputation as the trusted choice among its more than 5,000 clients. The firm delivers the most advanced, effective insurance and risk management solutions available that ultimately lower the overall cost of risk faced by its clients. GNW-Evergreen offers commercial, professional and management liability insurance, group benefits, industry-specific solutions, and personal insurance. Based in Encino, Calif., the firm was ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Los Angeles County's 16th largest insurance agency in 2008. For more information visit or call 818.257.7483.

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