SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. announced today that its Board of Directors has named Andy Barrengos Chief Executive Officer, effective November 30, 2016. Mr. Barrengos, 52, is a 20-year veteran of Woodruff-Sawyer with a client focus in a number of complex risk sectors, including Technology and Life Sciences. Andy is a Partner, a Senior Vice President and a Director of the Firm. He will become the sixth CEO in Woodruff-Sawyer's 98-year history. "We believe that Andy is the ideal CEO to lead Woodruff-Sawyer forward," said Woodruff-Sawyer Chairman Stan Loar. "He is a proven executive with deep industry experience, a passion for client service and superlative management skills. We are confident that under Andy's leadership Woodruff-Sawyer will continue building on our premier risk management and insurance franchise, and delivering the trusted counsel that is the hallmark of our Firm." "Woodruff-Sawyer is home to an incredibly talented and dedicated team with a client-focused culture that serves as the foundation for our success," said Mr. Barrengos. "I am deeply honored to lead Woodruff-Sawyer and I look forward to working with Stan, our Board, Leadership Team, Shareholders and colleagues to fulfill our vision for our clients and employees. We have a strong market position and an unrivaled reputation in the marketplace, and I want to build on that momentum as we take our Firm into its second century of growth and success." The Board also announced the promotion of Zac Overbay and Carolyn Polikoff to newly created senior leadership positions. Mr. Overbay, Senior Vice President and Claims Practice Leader, will become the Firm's Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, he will assume responsibility for many of the Firm's operational functions in support of its growing national footprint, resources and industry sectors. Ms. Polikoff, Senior Vice President leading the Firm's San Francisco Corporate & Executive Protection Practice, will become the National Practice Leader for all Corporate & Executive Protection and Property & Casualty Insurance business units. In this enterprise-wide role, she will oversee all non-Benefits revenue in order to better integrate the Firm's services across these business units and provide even more consistent client service through a unified national structure. Mr. Overbay and Ms. Polikoff will join the Firm's current senior leadership team, which includes Mary Sklarski, the Chief Strategic Development Officer, responsible for enterprise-wide growth initiatives and insurer relationships; and Kathy Prosser, the National Employee Benefits Practice Leader, responsible for Employee Benefits nationally. "We are thrilled to have Zac and Carolyn on our Senior Leadership team with Mary and Kathy," said Mr. Loar. "Their appointments reflect the depth of our talent. They are seasoned executives whose skills will be valuable additions to our senior leadership team."