Barney & Barney Announces 9 New Principal Appointments

January 12, 2016

Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC company based in San Diego, Calif., has promoted nine senior executives to principals.

The new principals in the firm’s San Diego office are David Freeman, Richard Hallett, LuAnn McSwiggen and Debora Walker.

The new principals in the firm’s Orange County office are Amy Fisher, Mike Grant, Stacy Hubbard and Sam Quigley.

Allison Barney is a new principal in the firm’s Walnut Creek office.

Barney & Barney now has 62 principals in its offices in San Diego, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Barney joined the firm in 2009 and is currently director of Client Services in the Bay Area, specializing in employee benefits. She has 15 years of experience and was previously Employee Benefits manager at Standard Insurance Company for more than seven years.

Fisher joined Barney & Barney in 2005 and is currently director of Operations and director of Client Service in the Property & Casualty Group in Orange County. She has more than 30 years of experience and previously worked for Marsh for 22 years, most recently as AVP, client executive. She holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.

Freeman joined Barney & Barney in 2013 and is currently director, Commercial Sales in the Commercial Property & Casualty Group in San Diego. He has more than 20 years of experience and was previously vice president, Commercial Lines at USI of Southern California Insurance Services.

Grant joined Barney & Barney in 2011 and is currently director, Technology & Life Sciences Practice in Orange County. Grant has 28 years of experience and was previously an owner and technology insurance broker at Costello & Sons Insurance Brokers.

Hallett joined Barney & Barney in 2008 and is currently director of Surety in San Diego, specializing in the surety needs of domestic and international firms. He has more than 11 years of experience and was previously executive underwriter for Surety at Arch Insurance Group. Hallett holds the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

Hubbard joined Barney & Barney in 2011 and is currently director, Client Services in Orange County, specializing in Employee Benefits. She has 21 years of experience and was previously an account executive with BB&T Insurance Services.

McSwiggen joined Barney & Barney in 2004 and is director of Employee Benefits for San Diego. She has more than 24 years of experience and previously worked for Marsh for 13 years in a variety of positions, with a focus on employee benefits.

Quigley joined Barney & Barney in 2003 and is currently director, Property & Casualty in Orange County, specializing in recruiting, training and developing personnel. He has more than 14 years of experience and was previously an associate at UBS Financial Services in San Diego. He holds the designations of Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

Walker joined Barney & Barney in 1997 and is currently director, Commercial Property & Casualty, in San Diego. She has more than 22 years of experience. Previously, she was a Directors and Officers (D&O) underwriter for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Source: Barney & Barney

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