Starke Agency announces the addition of Bobby Barnes as Director of Sales and Marketing. Bobby, a 29-year veteran in the insurance industry, comes to us after most recently working as Client Advocate/Account Executive for Willis Towers Watson. He has previously worked in both local and private agencies, including Starke Agency itself, and publicly traded regional and global brokerage companies. His experience has included Production, Marketing, Global and National Account management, and Office management.
“Having Bobby ‘come back home’ is going to be a pillar of Starke going forward,” said Bolling (Trey) P. Starke, III, president of Starke Agency.” Working with a true friend of over 25 years can only mean great things. Bobby’s experience in the Alabama market will impact the agency positively from day one and the relationship with our many insurance carriers will be seamless and will allow us to continue to build professional and trusting relations with our insurance companies and vendors. Bobby will be leading a team of 6 Commercial Account Advisors and 7 Risk Consultants as we work through risk management and cost-effective strategies for our corporate customers. Lastly, he will assist in the hiring, development, and growth of new Risk Consultants as we continue to grow organically.”
Bobby graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Accounting. He later earned his CPA certification while working for Ernst & Young. He and his wife Susan have two children: Trey, 33 and Scott, 30. They attend ChristChurch in Montgomery, Alabama.
“I am extremely humbled and excited to have the opportunity to return to work for The Starke Agency,” said Bobby Barnes. “I look forward to working with the talented team of professionals who have continued the long tradition of unparalleled service to our clients”