Barney & Barney Bay Area Names Williams Managing Director

January 27, 2014

Barney & Barney LLC named Chris Williams managing director of its Bay Area offices in Northern California.

Williams will lead the firm’s Bay Area team of professionals. Williams is also responsible for developing strategy, design, implementation and communication of employee benefit programs for the firm’s clients

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.

Williams has been with the firm since 1993. He has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to Barney & Barney, Williams worked for The Travelers Insurance Co., where he was regional director in charge of sales.

San Diego, Calif.-basedBarney & Barney LLC is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm providing solutions, services and products in commercial property/casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety.