Valerie DeMell recognized as an Inclusion Champion by the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation


Marsh, Berry & Company, Inc. (“MarshBerry”) is proud to announce that Valerie DeMell, Executive Vice President, has been recognized by The Insurance Charitable Foundation (IICF) for their 2017 Inclusion Champion Awards.

The IICF celebrates greater diversity and inclusion at all levels within the insurance industry. Valerie is being recognized along with 27 other highly qualified professionals who work diligently to advance diversity within the insurance industry.  Each of these individuals has championed women and diversity in the workplace, and has had an influence in their organizations and industry-wide.

“We are so proud of Valerie and the example she sets not only for the women in the company but all of MarshBerry,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Wepler. “She serves as a role model for diversity and women in our workplace and her impact on our organization is great.”

Since joining MarshBerry, Valerie was the first female shareholder and has worked to lead the company towards a culture of diversity and inclusion. In 2016 she was featured for her efforts on diversity in the workplace as part of MarshBerry’s NorthCoast99 Award and was honored by Insurance Business America as one of their Elite Women.

 About MarshBerry

Founded in 1981, MarshBerry’s primary objective is to help insurance agents, brokers and carriers as they work to maximize their value through our industry-specific services that include:  Merger & Acquisition Advisory*, Management Consulting, Organic Growth Consulting, Intellectual Capital and Peer Exchange Networks.  Ranked #1 M&A Advisor by S&P Global Market Intelligence for each of the past 18 years1, MarshBerry has advised on over 6002 transactions since 1999 and completed more than 275 diagnostic and confirmatory due diligence projects over the last thirteen years.  Visit to learn more.

About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. Established in 1994, IICF has contributed $25.3 million in community grants, along with more than 240,500 volunteer hours, to hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, reinvesting in local communities where funds are raised. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at


1 Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) Announced Transactions in Insurance Brokerage (1999-2016). Ranked by total number of deals.

2 These totals include certain transitions completed by Marsh, Berry & Company, Inc. professionals while employed at another firm, whereby substantially all of the assets were acquired by Marsh, Berry & Company, Inc.

*Securities offered though MarshBerry Capital, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC, and an affiliate of Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc.  28601 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 400, Woodmere OH  44122, 440-354-3230

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