Vanessa Benitez

Vanessa Benitez

Regional Vice President

San Diego


Vanessa Benitez is Regional Vice President of the Word & Brown General Agency in the San Diego area, which includes Imperial County and San Diego County, the second most populous in the state. She plays a critically important role driving sales growth as well as recruiting brokers to fulfill the needs of small- and large-group employers and individual clients throughout the region.

Vanessa entered the health insurance industry in 2006, working as an Enroller with Health Net in the large group division. She joined Word & Brown in 2007 as an Enrollment Specialist, was promoted to Field Sales Representative in 2009, and became Senior Regional Sales Manager in 2013. Vanessa has served as Field Sales Director since October 2014.

An active member of the San Diego Association of Health Underwriters, Vanessa serves as the Awards Chair.

Vanessa attended UC Berkeley, where she double majored in Political Science and International Relations with an emphasis in the economies of Latin American countries.