SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barney & Barney, LLC, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerages, today announced that Steve Shea, a principal and executive in the firm’s Property & Casualty Group, has received the Andrew H. Ekern Award by the Insurance Brokers & Agents (IBA) of San Diego.
“Steve embodies the values of our firm, and we are very proud of his commitment to make a difference in San Diego.”
Shea accepted the award at IBA’s annual I-Day, the largest one-day insurance trade fair and seminar in California. Established in 1965, the Andrew H. Ekern Award honors “an outstanding insurance agent who has contributed his time and talent to the community and industry.”
Shea was recognized by the IBA for his work with the East County Family YMCA, Burn Institute and the Barney & Barney Foundation. In addition to community service, Shea has been a leader in the San Diego insurance industry and served as IBA West President in 2012, Director of IBA of San Diego from 2003 to 2007 and President in 2006.
“Steve Shea deserves this recognition from IBA of San Diego for his dedicated service to the community, as well as his leadership in the local insurance industry,” said CEO Paul Hering. “Steve embodies the values of our firm, and we are very proud of his commitment to make a difference in San Diego.”
Shea is the latest Barney & Barney associate to have been honored with the Ekern Award. Previous winners are Bob Captain (2011), Larry Shea (2004), Joyce Vogel (1996), Robbie King (1986), Bruce Moore (1975, 1972) and Paul Wolcott, Jr. (1968).
Shea joined Barney & Barney’s Property & Casualty department in 2002 and was named Principal in January 2010. Shea, who has 21 years of experience in loss control, underwriting and program management, also leads the firm’s Hospitality Practice Group and co-leads the Non Profit Group. Shea earned degrees in Management - Engineering from Claremont McKenna College and Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
About Barney & Barney
Founded in 1909, Barney & Barney, LLC is a risk management and insurance brokerage providing solutions, services and products in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, workers compensation, compensation consulting, executive liability, personal lines and surety. An independent, partner-owned firm, Barney & Barney also offers value-added services in alternative risk financing, business continuity and loss control. Barney & Barney is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in San Francisco and Orange County. For more information, visit www.barneyandbarney.com, or call 800.321.4696. For information about the Barney & Barney Foundation, visit http://www.barneyandbarneyfoundation.org.