About Us

Berry Insurance Group was founded in 2002 by Mark Berry. Mark grew up in Cincinnati and after graduating from Xavier University he began his career in insurance. The goal was to build an agency on the foundation of personalized services that centered around the client. After years of growth and multiple acquisitions Berry Insurance Group had grown to be one of the largest agencies in Greater Cincinnati.  As we grew and the needs of our clients continued to grow we decided in 2020 to join forces with Brown & Brown Insurance.  Brown & Brown was founded in 1939 as a two-partner firm and has risen to become the sixth largest insurance brokerage in the nation.  Powered by a culture that values individual initiative and instills a can-do attitude, Brown & Brown is arguably the most efficient operating platform in the insurance brokerage business.

 

Brown & Brown brings national strength with our local, personalized service.  With a team that is as connected nationally as it is locally, we provide the personalized service of a local agency and the peace-of-mind that is expected from a top ten brokerage firm.  Brown & Brown has become a leading insurance partner because they view insurance differently and utilize their vast experience and wide-reaching networks.  By combining our experience, carrier relationships and client-focus with their strength, size and resources, we deliver superior service and solutions to our clients.

 

We are a complete agency that can assist in any aspect of your insurance needs. Whether it is on your Personal or Business programs or your Employee Benefit plans, we have the best team in Greater Cincinnati to help with your risk management. We are committed to continually broaden our insurance knowledge and are dedicated to building enduring client relationships built on trust and personal service.  Our team members are always striving to grow their insurance knowledge through continuing education and obtaining various insurance designations.  Each year our staff attends hundreds of hours of education courses to stay on the leading edge of the industry and its changes.  As we look forward to the future, we feel with our new partnership with Brown & Brown, that we are very well positioned to continue to support and address the needs and challenges that face our clients.

Meet Our Executive Team

during the Women Who Mean Business luncheon at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Ten local women in business were honored this year.  Photo by Leigh Taylor

Mark E. Berry

President

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during the Women Who Mean Business luncheon at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Ten local women in business were honored this year.  Photo by Leigh Taylor

Jenny S. Baumgartner, CIC

Vice President- Operations

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Phil R. Hines

Vice President

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John E. MacDonald, CIC

Vice President

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Jonathan P. Pharr

Employee Benefits & Risk Management

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Greg F. Rudolph

Vice President

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