Sara Bennett AAI, CIC

Principal, Business Insurance Division, West Region

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San Diego, California

Sara Bennett joined Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in 2003 and is a Principal in the Business Insurance Division. Sara is currently the Leader of MMA’s Healthcare Practice, their largest industry vertical, and specializes in structuring property and casualty programs for her clients that enhance coverage and drive down insurance costs.

In 2012, Sara was honored with the “Women to Watch” award from Business Insurance Magazine. This international award honors 25 women annually for their professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business.

In 2018, Sara was honored by the San Diego Business Journal and named a Top Business Leader Under 40, and also by San Diego Magazine as a “Woman of the Year” finalist.

Sara is the former chairwoman and current women’s health sub-committee chair of GROW, which stands for Growth in Relationships and Opportunities for Women, and helps to advance the role of women in the workplace. She proudly serves a number of associations and non-profit organizations, including the San Diego Women's Foundation, where she currently serves as board president. She also serves as vice chair of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation board and is on its executive committee.

Sara also enjoys serving as a mentor to two MMA associates and volunteering for Mended Little Hearts of San Diego, a volunteer-led program providing hope and support to children, patients, and families affected by congenital heart disease.

Sara graduated from the University of San Diego with a major in political science and business administration. She holds the professional designations of Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).