Executive vice president

Valerie DeMell started with MarshBerry in 1987 as a finance analyst and has been instrumental in building the company from less than 10 employees to 80-plus employees today. She currently serves as executive vice president, heading the merger & acquisition and perpetuation practice of the firm, and is its second largest shareholder. Her leadership abilities and her involvement in the firm’s strategic planning have helped it achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate of 19.6%. 

“What makes Val such a professional female role model and leader within MarshBerry is the fact that she listens and inspires confidence throughout the organization,” says Stephanie Hanayik, capital chief compliance officer. DeMell is actively involved with MarshBerry’s philanthropic efforts, including supporting the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Heal with a Horse and the Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers. She is also active with her church and has been involved with children’s education activities. 

Fast fact
DeMell was the first female hired at MarshBerry and has always been an inspiration to other female employees at the agency. Today, 38 of MarshBerry’s 86 employees are women.

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  • MarshBerry
  • 28601 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 400, Woodmere, OH 44122

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