Barney & Barney Names Four New Principals in California

January 8, 2013

San Diego, Calif.-based Barney & Barney LLC named four senior executives as principals of the firm in California.

The new owners are: Dianne Wingfield and Todd Bennett, executives in the firm’s employee benefits practice in San Diego; Steve Fisk, an executive in the firm’s property/casualty group in Orange County, and Brian Hegarty, an executive in the employee benefits practice in Orange County.

Wingfield is responsible for strategic program design and implementation of employee benefits programs for both fully-insured and self-insured programs. She joined Barney & Barney’s employee benefits practice in 2009 and has more than 35 years of experience, including 16 years as a third-party administrator and six years representing insurance companies.

Bennett’s primary focus is providing solutions to the needs of mid-market companies. He joined Barney & Barney in 2006 in the employee benefits practice and has 14 years of healthcare industry experience, including nine years representing insurance companies. Prior to Barney & Barney, Bennett worked for Genworth Financial.

Fisk joined Barney & Barney’s property/casualty department in 2009 and has 10 years of experience designing and brokering risk-transfer programs. Fisk also co-leads the firm’s apparel practice group in Orange County. Prior to Barney & Barney, he worked at Liberty Mutual as a producer and as sales manager of its California middle markets business segment.

Hegarty joined Barney & Barney in 2008 in the employee benefits practice and has 10 years of experience. At Barney & Barney, he specializes in employee benefits programs for mid-sized and large companies in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Prior to Barney & Barney, Hegarty worked as a sales executive for CIGNA and Health Net.

Barney & Barney, an independent, partner-owned firm, also offers services in alternative risk financing, business continuity and loss control. Barney & Barney now has 40 partners in its four offices in San Diego, Orange County, Oakland and San Francisco.

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