Shawn Pynes

    • Media Contact:
      Greg Berardi
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Principal
    • Organization:Barney & Barney LLC
    • Area of Expertise:Employee Benefits Consulting

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Employee Benefits Consulting
      Summary of expertise:
      Shawn joined Barney & Barney as a Principal in April 2002. He has more than 24 years of insurance experience and provides superior employee benefits consulting service to a wide variety of clients. Shawn manages the Employee Benefits division of Barney & Barney and is responsible for the overall leadership and growth of that division.

      He began his insurance career with Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company in San Francisco and later moved to Seattle where he was the Manager for Mass Mutual’s Northwest Group office. He later transferred back to the Bay Area as the Vice President for First Health, the nation’s largest TPA. There, he managed the Northern California Sales and Service office. In addition to working for several large insurance companies and TPAs, Shawn also founded a reinsurance marketing firm, specializing in Stop-Loss Insurance for large employers. Prior to joining Barney & Barney, Shawn held the position of Vice President for PacifiCare where he was responsible for management of its Northern California Sales and Service offices.
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      Shawn serves on the Health Care Committee of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and is a Board member of the Council of Employee Benefits Executives. He also serves on several regional and national carrier broker advisory boards and is a member of two national study groups through Assurex Global and Reagan Consulting Group.

      Barney & Barney received the PAR Excellence Award in Quality Management, a 17-time recipient, Assurex Award.

      Educational background:
      Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from St. Mary's College of California


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