James W. Bennett, Jr.
Regional Vice President
James W. (Jim) Bennett, Jr. is Word & Brown’s Regional Vice President in Orange, California, where he leads a team of nine sales and enrollment professionals.
Jim began his insurance career in 1972 as a representative of Omega Insurance and Great West Life. He left the industry to work as a Retail Sales Director at Bristol Myers and as a real estate developer for more than a decade. He was among the first employees to join the CaliforniaChoice division of The Word & Brown Companies in 1996, moving to the Word & Brown General Agency in 1999, when he was named Regional Vice President for the San Diego area.
Jim has an insatiable appetite for learning and has attended California State University, Fullerton, the University of San Francisco, and Indiana State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Jim is active in several trade groups – the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU), and the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters (OCAHU). Jim supports the work of the Providence Speech and Hearing Center, Orange County’s leading service provider to the speech and hearing impaired, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.