Promotions Announced for San Diego Regional Staff


Word & Brown General Agency has announced three promotions for staff in its San Diego Regional Office, which serves brokers in Imperial and San Diego counties.
Vanessa Benitez, San Diego Regional Vice President (RVP) for the past four years, is expanding her role to include oversight for the Inland Empire region. Since Vanessa joined Word & Brown in 2007, she has demonstrated a continuous commitment to brokers, their clients, and the health insurance industry. Under her leadership, sales in the San Diego region have grown more than 250%, and she and her new team are looking to achieve similar results in the Inland Empire in the years ahead.
Word & Brown also promoted Tawny Friedly to Inside Sales Director, serving both San Diego and the Inland Empire. Tawny started her insurance career in 2008, working for three brokerage firms in various sales specialist roles before joining Word & Brown in 2014 as an enrollment specialist. Her experience, eagerness to learn, and outstanding work ethic led to her promotion to Inside Sales Representative after just one year. In her ISR role, Tawny created quote and renewal efficiencies and grew her broker block 300%. These commendable results made her the ideal team member to help drive Inside Sales initiatives and consistencies across both territories.
The third San Diego promotion is for Danielle Bongard, who is now an Inside Sales Representative.
She started in 2016 as a Sales Coordinator, and was promoted to Sales Administrator in April 2018. Danielle has assisted with quoting initiatives, new feature testing, and creating and updating various standard operating procedures. She is a quoting platforms subject matter expert, and has earned the trust of our most-prestigious broker partners.
To reach any of the staff in the San Diego regional office, visit the contact page on the GA website for phone numbers and email addresses. 

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