Staff Directory

Jill Epstein


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

Stephen Young

SVP & General Counsel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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