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Our Staff

Staff Directory

Clark Payan

  • CEO

  • (925)426-3310


Clark is responsible for daily management of the association and works directly with the IIABCal Executive Committee and Board of Directors to implement policy. Clark also coordinates IIABCal’s strategic planning process. As president of the IIPSC, he oversees insurance program development & management; business products & services; and business operations for iiLEARN, the association’s education network.

Stephen Young

  • SVP & General Counsel

  • (415)378-9300


Steve provides legal counsel to the association and its members. He directs staff activities for state and federal government affairs and is responsible for all legal, legislative, regulatory and political affairs of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California and its subsidiaries. Steve is also the liaison to the Grievance Committee.

David Benesh

  • VP Marketing & Communications

  • (415)378-2499


David is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and promotional strategies for the association, education and Service Corp. He oversees external member communications and is responsible for online activities.

Jim Cross

  • VP Financial Operations

  • (510)703-0709


Jim manages the accounting and financial reporting processes for Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California, PACs & for-profit subsidiaries. He is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, financial strategic planning process, investments and employee benefits administration.

Michael Orrick

  • VP of Member Engagement

  • (925)426-3307


Mike is responsible for membership development and growth. Mike is well versed on the benefits of association membership and focused on growing the number of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California members that utilize association products and services.

Jennifer Pouey

  • VP Member Services

  • (925)426-3304


Jenn is responsible for membership retention and supports membership development efforts with a primary focus on managing the membership database and utilizing member data to communicate and demonstrate the value of association membership. In her role, she also coordinates the Talent, Recruitment & Development strategic focus initiatives for the association.

Pauline Nakadachi

  • Membership Services Manager

  • (925)426-3306


Pauline performs various membership services activities in Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California's northern California office including member inquiries, providing benefit information to members and membership management system maintenance.

Carol Scaparro

  • Member Engagement Director & Program Manager

  • (925)426-3308


Carol is responsible for the management, coordination and administration of IIPSC (Independent Insurance Producer Service Corporation) programs including sales and support of IIABCal's membership sales efforts.

Anita Tuteja

  • Accounting Manager

  • (925)426-3302


Anita is responsible for month-end closings, financial statements preparation, cash projections, payroll, audit coordination, and assist with budgeting.