Members and potential members look to the CALA Board of Directors for representation and leadership. To have a better vision of all that these Assisted Living leaders do for their companies and CALA members, we asked them a series of questions. Their answers illuminate their ideas on work, community, and caring for seniors, and show the breadth and variety of companies represented on the CALA Board of Directors. To celebrate these thoughtful, dedicated people working on our members’ behalf, we will feature weekly interviews with each board member, available here and on the CALA Board of Directors webpage.
Brant Watson, Senior Vice President, leads Heffernan Insurance Brokers’ Caregiver’s Insurance Niche Practice, providing commercial insurance brokerage services to Assisted Living owners and operators.
1. Why do you work in Assisted Living?
I believe strongly in the vital need of Assisted Living in our society’s shifting demographic and the dedication of its providers. It is my privilege to advocate for the industry in the commercial insurance marketplace.
2. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt, and why?
Those who are good journalists seem to communicate well, deduct reasonably, and present information that enables the reader, watcher, or listener to make their own decisions on important issues.
3. What are the most important things we should know about your company?
Heffernan is privately held and employee owned, empowering and encouraging its people to enjoy their jobs, respect others, and respond to our clients’ needs.
4. How would you describe your experience on the CALA board?
My tenure on the CALA board has been tremendously insightful towards the policies and people that drive our industry in California.
5. Who are your heroes, and why?
The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team…against all odds!
6. What do you enjoy doing in your downtime?
Golfing, although I like it more than it likes me.
7. What advice was given to you that you feel elevated your performance in life?
Keep on swinging.