Barney & Barney Names Steven Berk Chief Financial Officer

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SAN DIEGO, CA, January 14, 2014Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC, a division of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, today announced that Steven Berk has joined the firm as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Berk brings to his new role more than 35 years of insurance experience, most recently serving as Marsh USA’s San Diego office head. He joined Marsh in 1980 and has held a number of different leadership positions, including 24 years serving as either a divisional or regional CFO.

Marsh & McLennan Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh.

Berk assumes CFO responsibilities from Hal Dunning, who has served as both CFO and Chief Operating Officer of Barney & Barney since 2003. Since that time the firm has grown from $29 million in revenue with one office location to $115 million in revenue and four offices. Dunning will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the firm as COO.

“Because of its continued growth, Barney & Barney is expanding its executive management team and is very pleased to welcome Steven Berk to the firm,” said CEO Paul Hering. “Steven is a proven leader with world-class financial acumen who shares our values and commitment to serving clients and the community. With Steven focused on finance and Hal on operations, we will be even better positioned to execute on our future business objectives.”

About Barney & Barney

Barney & Barney is one of the nation’s leading insurance brokerages, offering a comprehensive line of risk management and employee benefit solutions. The firm specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. In 2014, Barney & Barney joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. Barney & Barney has offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Orange County. For more information, visit, or call 800.321.4696.