Knight Hinman Joins Barney & Barney

Sales Director Adds to Growing Presence in San Francisco Bay Area

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SAN DIEGO, CA, March 11, 2015Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, today announced that Knight Hinman, an insurance and risk management professional with 14 years of experience, has been named Bay Area Sales Director.

Hinman is responsible for managing a team of 15 insurance and employee benefits professionals in the firm’s San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices. Barney & Barney’s Bay Area locations specialize in serving clients in technology, healthcare, construction and higher education. The firm also serves local governments and non-profit organizations, among other industry segments.

“Knight Hinman is an accomplished insurance industry executive who understands how to create and motivate teams,” said Managing Director and Principal Chris Williams, who runs Barney & Barney’s operations in the San Francisco Bay Area. “Knight is a terrific addition to our Bay area team, and he will help us serve the expanding needs of clients.”

Hinman has extensive experience in commercial insurance and risk management. He worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Denver and Phoenix in a series of positions of increasing responsibility. Hinman served as Senior Account Representative, Business Sales Manager and Territory Manager for the company. He also worked as a sales executive for BBVA Compass Insurance Agency in Denver. Hinman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. He holds the Certified Insurance Councilor designation.

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.