Meet the team

CO-FOUNDERS

John M. Word III

CO-FOUNDER

The Word & Brown Companies

Edward J. "Rusty" Brown, Jr.

CO-FOUNDER

The Word & Brown Companies

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Jessica Word

President

The Word & Brown General Agency

Marc McGinnis

Senior VP of Sales and Strategic Client Management

The Word & Brown General Agency

Scott Diehl

Vice President of Product & Digital Strategy

The Word & Brown General Agency


REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS

Marc A. McGinnis

Interim RVP

Orange County

Cindy West

Regional Vice President

Los Angeles

Daniel Pierce

Regional Vice President

Inland Empire

Darrell F.H. Smith

Regional Vice President

Nevada

Matt Leslie

Regional Vice President

Northern California

Vanessa Benitez

Regional Vice President

San Diego


LEADERSHIP

Dientre Le’on

Director of Broker Resources

Proud Employee Since 1989

Karen DeFazio

Director of Plan Maintenance

Proud Employee Since 1984

Ken Venier

Director of Product Management

Proud Employee Since 1993

Lydia Robledo

Director of Underwriting, IFP, and Broker Resources

Proud Employee Since 2004

Paul Tran

Senior Director of Business Development

Proud Employee Since 2008

Emily Crognale

Director of Account Management

Proud Employee Since 2014

Paul Roberts

Director of Education and Market Development

Proud Employee Since 2006