SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barney & Barney, LLC, one of the nation's largest independent insurance brokerages, today announced that Chris Williams has been promoted to Managing Director of its Bay Area offices.
Williams, who has been with the firm since 1993, will lead the firm's Bay Area team of professionals offering commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety.
Williams succeeds Mike Mirksy, who has been with the firm since 1980. Mirksy helped lead the firm's growth in Northern California and was previously the CEO of Saylor & Hill, which merged with Barney & Barney in 2008.
"Chris Williams is a terrific executive whose leadership, knowledge and experience will continue to drive Barney & Barney's success in Northern California," said Paul Hering, Managing Principal and CEO. "Chris will build on the foundation created by Mike Mirsky, one of the industry's most exceptional leaders. On behalf of everyone at Barney & Barney, I want to thank Mike for his many valuable contributions over the years and wish him all the best in retirement."
Williams has more than 25 years of industry experience and is a recognized expert in employee benefits. In addition to overseeing the operations of the Bay Area office, Williams is responsible for developing strategy, design, implementation and communication of employee benefit programs for the firm's clients. Prior to joining Barney & Barney, Williams worked for The Travelers Insurance Company where he was Regional Director in charge of sales. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
About Barney & Barney
Founded in 1909, Barney & Barney, LLC is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm providing solutions, services and products in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. An independent, privately owned firm, Barney & Barney also offers value-added services in alternative risk financing, business continuity and loss control. Barney & Barney is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Orange County, San Francisco and Oakland. For more information, visit www.barneyandbarney.com or call 800.321.4696.
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