IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Burnham Benefits Insurance Services — one of California's most dynamic employee benefits brokerage firms —  is pleased to announce the appointment of Mirna Medina as account executive in the Los Angeles office.

Burnham’s high-caliber team of employee benefit professionals serves the needs of organizations across the public and private sectors. Medina’s appointment underscores Burnham’s continued efforts to expand its business throughout California. In her role, Medina will help accelerate growth and further strengthen the delivery of Burnham’s full range of employee benefits capabilities, including an unparalleled bench of client services and a proven process in strategic planning and consulting.

“Mirna’s extensive experience and focus on employee benefits will allow us to further grow our client base in Los Angeles, an important market as we continue to cultivate and expand Burnham’s brand awareness and our employee benefits consulting expertise,” said Kristen Allison, president and CEO of Burnham Benefits.

Prior to joining Burnham, Medina served as senior client manager at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., where she was responsible for all aspects of client management: interacting with C-Suite executives and HR professionals; presenting strategic programs, renewals, marketing and employee data results; and delivering open enrollment communications to employees. She worked with a diverse team of consultants and collaborated with a wide range of in-house service teams. Before that, Medina was at Bolton & Company where she was promoted twice--from junior account manager, to account manager then to senior account manager--as she successfully demonstrated her ability and dedication to learning the full spectrum of employee benefits and client management consulting.  She began her career as an analyst at EOI Service Company.

“The commitment that Burnham demonstrates to its clients, employees, and having a team-oriented culture where accountability and transparency are valued at a social and environment level, are the major reasons I came to Burnham,” said Medina.  “I’m thrilled to work at Burnham and help clients attain their strategic and business goals.”

Medina earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Spanish from the University of California, Los Angeles, and professional certifications from both the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Resources Certification Institute. She is bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

About Burnham Benefits Insurance Services:
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. is a wholly owned, private, full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The firm is among the largest in the state to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. With a comprehensive offering of client-first strategic solutions, Burnham effectively manages over $1.7 billion in premiums for more than 500 clients. A certified Benefits Corporation (B Corp), the firm maintains a historical client retention rate of 93 percent and has averaged 22 percent annual growth for the past 10 years. Because Burnham Benefits does not have outside shareholders, it can easily adapt and create customized programs that fit clients' best interests -- investing in cutting-edge technology, and the tools and resources needed to provide the specialized level of service that today's rapidly changing business climate demands. Its team of 90 highly skilled industry professionals includes in-house underwriters, compliance officers, healthcare reform consultants, communications specialists and wellness experts. Through a strategic partnership with Burnham Gibson Wealth Advisors, Inc., Burnham also provides retirement planning and wealth management services. Burnham Benefits' footprint currently spans seven offices in California - Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sacramento and San Diego. Burnham Benefits holds national recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal for seven years running. In 2017, Burnham was ranked #37 nationally in the large-group market by the Employee Benefit Adviser’s Advisers of the Year. Burnham Benefits President and CEO, Kristen Allison, earned the Distinguished Founders Award from the Annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in 2016. For more information, visit

Rosa White
Marketing and Communications Consultant

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