Zenith American Solutions' Congratulates Jim Garrison, President of PacFed, for Recognition as one of San Fernando Valley's Most Influential Leaders in 2017

Release date: 11/15/2017

Pacific Federal President Jim Garrison has been selected by the editor of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for inclusion in the publication’s second annual listing of the most influential 200 leaders in the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys, an area with a combined population of over 2.6 million.

               Published earlier this month, “The Valley 200” is a special standalone edition introducing readers to the 200 most powerful business people and leading opinion shapers in the Valley areas of north Los Angeles. These distinguished individuals were selected based on their significant achievements and standing in the community, and were recognized at a special celebration on September 28 hosted by the publication’s editor-in-chief Charles Crumpley.

               “It is a great honor to be included among so many accomplished, innovative and prominent business leaders from the Los Angeles region and beyond,” said Garrison, a recipient of the award for the second year in a row. “I’d like to express a special thanks to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for highlighting the many positive economic benefits that local businesses bring to the community.”

               A seasoned health care industry executive, Garrison heads one of Southern California’s most experienced employee benefits firms. Headquartered in Glendale, Calif., Pacific Federal, LLC is a subsidiary of Zenith American Solutions, offering employee benefits solutions for nearly 2 million health and retirement plan participants from over 45 offices across the U.S.

               Among his many professional endeavors, Garrison serves on the executive board and board of directors for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and as co-chair of its Health Care Council. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Music Fund of Los Angeles, Valley Industry and Commerce Association Political Action Committee and advisory board for Loyola Marymount University’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles. Garrison is a past member of the California Electoral College and the California Democratic Party Finance Council. He has been honored with the Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley Golden Hands Award and the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus Community Award.

               Garrison and his wife Rachel reside in Glendale, Calif., and together have four grown children and eight grandchildren. They are past recipients of the March of Dimes Premiere Parents Award. One of their shared passions is making Latino artwork accessible to Angelinos through their support of local artists and public exhibitions.
About Pacific Federal, LLC
Pacific Federal, LLC (PacFed), a subsidiary of Zenith American Solutions (Zenith) is one of California’s most experienced employee benefits firms. PacFed offers online services, member assistance, workplace support, consolidated billing, COBRA administration and compliance notification.  

About Zenith American Solutions

Zenith American Solutions, Inc. (Zenith) has been providing high quality administrative services since 1944. With 45 offices across the country, Zenith manages benefit plans as a third-party benefits administrator (TPA) serving over 800,000 health plan members and dependents, and over 900,000 retirement plan participants for Taft-Hartley trust funds, trade associations, government entities, and corporate employers.  Zenith is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry.  For more information, visit www.zenith-american.com.