Regional Vice President
Northern California / San Jose
Jan Mesa is Vice President for the Word & Brown General Agency’s Northern California region. Based in San Jose, she oversees sales and service in 48 counties, from the California-Oregon border to Central California, including the state’s third- and fourth-largest cities, San Jose and San Francisco.
Jan began her insurance career in 1975 working with brokers at Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Company, eventually managing a small General Agency in San Jose. She increased her industry knowledge when she became a Sales Representative and Field Manager at Consolidated Group, a third-party administrator specializing in Medical and Dental insurance, managing their California, Colorado, and Wyoming territories.
In 1996, Jan became Sales Manager at CPIC Life (now Blue Shield of California), working with brokers to promote various products in the Blue Shield portfolio. She joined Word & Brown in 1998 as a Field Representative and worked tirelessly to grow the broker base in Northern California. She was elevated to Director in 1999 and promoted to Regional Vice President for Northern California the same year.
Jan’s extensive experience working with carriers, third-party administrators, agencies, and general agencies gives her a unique perspective of the insurance industry. She is an active member of various health underwriters associations in Northern California.