Marsh & McLennan Agency Enters Next Phase of Growth With First Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sales Officer Appointments

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February 8, 2021

White Plains, New York, February 8, 2021 – Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), the middle market subsidiary of Marsh, announced today the appointments of Steven Handmaker as its first Chief Marketing Officer and Trindl Reeves as its first Chief Sales Officer.

The new, national roles represent MMA’s next phase of growth, focused on optimizing the organic sales and marketing capabilities across MMA’s more than 130 locations while expanding the services provided to acquired agencies and producer hires.

Mr. Handmaker, who is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, and Ms. Reeves, who is based in San Diego, report to Bill Jeatran, President of Marsh & McLennan Agency.

Commenting on the appointments, Mr. Jeatran said: “In just 13 years, MMA has become one of the nation’s leading insurance brokers serving midsize businesses and individuals. Steven and Trindl are proven leaders who understand the increasingly complex needs of our clients. I am confident they will provide the centralized infrastructure and united vision to drive further meaningful organic growth and lead MMA forward into its next chapter.”

Mr. Handmaker has led Marketing and Communications for Assurance, MMA’s Midwest region hub, since 2004, and was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of in 2013. Under his leadership, Assurance received more than 100 local and national awards for employee engagement and workplace culture. In 2015, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers appointed Mr. Handmaker chair of its first committee on marketing and communications. His involvement as a member of The CMO Club has also earned him multiple national awards for advancing the science and art of marketing in the insurance industry.

Ms. Reeves joined Marsh & McLennan Agency (then legacy agency Barney & Barney) in 2006 and has been the Chief Sales Officer of MMA’s West region since 2010. Previously, she served as Managing Director for Marsh’s offices in Newport Beach and San Diego, and as the regional sales leader. Since becoming Chief Sales Officer, Ms. Reeves helped lead the organic growth strategies for the region, increasing the revenue fourfold in 10 years. She was also responsible for creating a women’s initiative, GROW, to increase female representation and leadership within the organization. In 2011, she was awarded the Athena Pinnacle Award for establishing GROW and for her efforts to advance and promote women at the firm.


About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.

About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue approaching US$17 billion and 76,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.