Press Release

Ryan Meissner Named Woodruff Sawyer’s President, Employee Benefits

January 12, 2024

San Francisco, CA – January 12, 2024Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the US, announced today that Ryan Meissner has been appointed the firm’s President of Employee Benefits. Ryan was previously Practice leader of Woodruff Sawyer’s Employee Benefits practice. Prior to that, Ryan served four years as the Vice President of Data Analytics for the firm. He was named Partner in 2022.

Andy Barrengos, Woodruff Sawyer’s Chairman and CEO, comments, “We’re excited to have Ryan leading our Employee Benefits practice. His passion and commitment to our people and clients, combined with his deep expertise in developing data driven solutions that improve the outcomes for our clients’ employees and organizations, are vital components of the practice’s growth initiatives.

Ryan adds, “I’m excited to build on the foundation we’ve laid in Employee Benefits. Our business is built around great people, fierce advocacy, and hands-on partnership with our clients to implement solutions using data and technology that makes their lives simpler. Our goal is to provide great client service and empower them to make informed decisions for their employees. That is a win for our clients and our team.”

About Woodruff Sawyer

As one of the largest independent insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property & casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents. For more information, call 844.972.6326, or visit