MMA West Region Names New Principals in San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco and Alaska

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SAN DIEGO, CA, January 12, 2018 - Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC (MMA) today announced the promotion of nine executives to Principals of the firm.

In San Diego, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area, the new Principals are Debbie Chelberg, Kira Fernandez, Nate Natzke, Linda Oelschlager, Jennifer Reyes, Ryan Spink, and Trevor Walker. In MMA’s Anchorage, Alaska office, Bryanne Turner and Jay Miley were also named Principal.

"The promotions announced today recognize the outstanding performance and contributions of these outstanding professionals," said Chris Williams, CEO of MMA’s Western region. "As Principals, these nine individuals will have even greater opportunity to lead and ensure the continued success of our colleagues and clients."

The new Principals are:

Debbie Chelberg. Chelberg joined MMA in 2015 as the Director of Human Resources and has 29 years of human resources experience. She is a member of MMA’s West region Management Committee, setting strategy with key regional leaders. Chelberg earned a BA from Cal State San Marcos, and holds both Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations. Chelberg is also a certified DiSC® trainer and Insights® Discovery trainer.

Kira Fernandez. Fernandez joined the firm in 2004 and is a Client Executive and Healthcare Practice Development Leader, in MMA’s Business Insurance Division. She has 14 years of industry experience and is responsible for the technical development of the healthcare practice team throughout the region. Fernandez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana.

Nate Natzke. Natzke joined the firm in 2013 and is a Client Executive in MMA’s Employee Health & Benefits Division and has more than 15 years of experience and specializes in designing benefit programs tailored to align clients’ financial and human capital goals. Before joining MMA, Natzke was an Employee Benefits Consultant at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Natzke currently serves as Chair for the firm’s Barney & Barney Foundation Orange County Golf Classic.

Linda Oelschlager. Oelschlager joined the firm in 2014 when MMA acquired NuWest Insurance Services. She is the Labor & Trust Development Practice Leader in MMA’s Business Insurance Division and has more than 30 years of experience, specializing in insurance solutions for Taft-Hartley Trust Funds and labor unions. Oelschlager volunteers with the Assistance League of Santa Ana and Tustin Community Foundation.

Jay Miley. Miley joined the firm in 1999 and is Director of Surety. He joined MMA’s Anchorage, Alaska office in 2006 and currently manages the office’s surety group. Miley has more than 31 years of surety experience on both the company and brokerage sides of the business. He is a member of the Executive Committee in Anchorage and works with the MMA national construction practice.

Jennifer Reyes. Reyes joined MMA in 2009 and is Director of Risk & Loss Advisors for the firm’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices. She has 15 years of risk and loss experience and oversees workers’ compensation claims and risk consulting for the firm’s business insurance clients. Before joining MMA, Reyes was a Loss Prevention Consultant with Liberty Mutual Insurance. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside and holds both Associate in Risk Management and Certified Ergonomics Evaluation Specialist certifications. She is also an active volunteer and fundraiser for Bali Children’s Project.

Ryan Spink. Spink joined the firm in 2005 and is a Client Executive in MMA’s Business Insurance Division in the Bay Area, specializing in non-profit and healthcare industries. He earned two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a former board member of the Oakland Rotary Endowment and is an active volunteer with Urban Releaf. He holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) certification and an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) certification.

Bryanne Turner. Turner joined the firm in 2004 and is Chief Administrative Officer and Human Resources Director in Anchorage, Alaska. She develops learning and development programs and works on strategic planning for the firm’s Anchorage office. Turner has more than 27 years of industry experience and is a member of the MMA Anchorage’s Executive Committee. She holds both Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations, and is a certified Insights® Discovery trainer.

Trevor Walker. Walker joined the firm in 2014 and is a Client Executive in the Employee Health & Benefits Division. He has more than 13 years of experience and specializes in helping companies design employee benefits programs that positively affect their bottom line, productivity and well-being. Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University. He serves on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and CONNECT San Diego and volunteers with Chip in for Kids.

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) is one of the nation’s leading insurance brokerages, offering a comprehensive line of risk management and employee benefit solutions. The firm specializes in business insurance, employee health & benefits, workers’ compensation, retirement and wealth management, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. MMA is a subsidiary of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. MMA’s Western Region is headquartered in San Diego and has offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and Anchorage, Alaska. For more information, visit www.mma-west.com, or call 800.321.4696.

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