Marsh & McLennan Company names advertising, gross sales heads
Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), Marsh’s midsize subsidiary, announced the appointment of Steven Handmaker as first Chief Marketing Officer and Trindl Reeves as first Chief Sales Officer.
The new roles represent the next phase of growth for MMA, which is focused on optimizing organic sales and marketing capabilities in more than 130 of the company’s locations while expanding services for acquired agencies and producers.
Handmaker will be based in Schaumburg, IL while Reeves will be based in San Diego. Both will report to Bill Jeatran, President of MMA.
“In just 13 years, MMA has grown to become one of the leading insurance brokers in the country, serving medium-sized businesses and individuals,” said Jeatran. “Steve and Trindl are seasoned leaders who understand the increasingly complex needs of our customers. I am confident that they will provide the centralized infrastructure and shared vision to drive further significant organic growth and lead MMA into the next chapter. “
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Handmaker has headed marketing and communications for Assurance, MMA’s center in the Midwest, since 2004 and was named Chief Marketing Officer for Assurance in 2013. Under Handmaker’s leadership, Assurance has received more than 100 local and national awards for employee engagement and workplace culture. In 2015 he was named chairman of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ first marketing and communications committee.
Reeves joined MMA (then legacy agency Barney & Barney) in 2006 and has been the company’s chief sales officer for the West Region since 2010. She was previously the executive director for Marsh’s San Diego and Newport Beach, CA. offices. Sales have quadrupled since Reeves was named chief sales officer for the region. She was also responsible for creating GROW, an initiative to improve the representation and leadership of women in the company. In 2011 she received the Athena Pinnacle Award for her efforts to promote and promote women in the company.