SAN DIEGO, Calif.--(Paul Hering, CEO and Managing Principal of Barney & Barney, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerages, has been named “Director of the Year for Corporate Citizenship” by Corporate Directors Forum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism in corporate governance.)--
“fostered awareness and implementation of community responsibility using the resources of the company, and by developing a corporate culture and employees who support the community.”
The annual award recognizes the corporate director who has “fostered awareness and implementation of community responsibility using the resources of the company, and by developing a corporate culture and employees who support the community.” The award will be presented at the Director of the Year Awards on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
“Paul Hering’s dedication to developing a corporate culture focused on supporting the community was one of the key reasons our panel of judges chose to honor him with this award,” said Linda Sweeney, Executive Director of Corporate Directors Forum. “Inspired by his vision for corporate philanthropy, Barney & Barney’s associates are committed to improving their communities through corporate giving.”
Hering was elected as Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. He has been with Barney & Barney since 1985 and has been a Principal since 1989. Hering chairs Barney & Barney’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. His community involvement includes board positions at a number of San Diego non-profit and community organizations, such as: Big Brothers & Sisters of San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the San Diego Symphony. In 2009, Hering led the effort in creating the Barney & Barney Foundation to mark the firm’s 100th anniversary.
The Barney & Barney Foundation is committed to giving back – to provide for those in need, support youth, advance the arts and protect the environment. Since its establishment in 2009, the Barney & Barney Foundation has awarded $600,000 in grants to more than 50 charities in San Diego, Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area.
About Barney & Barney
Founded 100 years ago, 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, Oakland 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.