Quincy Branch, Branch Benefits Consultants
President and CEO
BRANCH BENEFITS CONSULTANTS
Years in the industry: 20
Following in the footsteps of his father, who has been in the insurance industry for almost 40 years, Quincy Branch got his start in the business by helping at his dad’s office. Eventually he obtained his P&C and life and health licenses and has taken an active role in the industry ever since.
Branch is a member of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) and has been on the diversity task force for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) for more than a decade. While serving as chair of NAAIA in 2016, he worked closely with Marsh to publish a study entitled “The Journey of African American Insurance Professionals.” The study, which delved deep into challenges faced by African American insurance professionals in the workplace, was the first of its kind in the industry.
“I firmly believe in volunteer leadership because I believe in having a voice and having a seat at the table, but also having a say in what’s on the menu,” Branch says. “I’ve been blessed to enter into an industry that has been very good to me. I feel a sense of responsibility to ensure that the crack I went through is open a little wider for the next person and that I share with others that the door is open. We have to continue to recruit with purpose and to show incoming talent that there is opportunity for them to rise up the corporate ladder – that there is not a hard ceiling for them. We need to see more qualified leaders of color across all lines and companies.”