+ Third-generation to lead the firm
+ 12 years at Warren G. Bender
+ MBA from California State University,
+ Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC),
Management Liability Insurance Specialist
(MLIS), Certified Insurance Service
Maggie Bender-Johnson is President of Warren G. Bender Company. She is the third generation of the family to lead the firm, one of the Sacramento region’s largest independently-owned insurance brokerages, founded in 1938.
Before taking the reigns as President, Bender-Johnson served as the company’s Vice President of Operations. A Partner at the firm, she is part of a succession team of executives who share the firm’s passion and vision and understand the company’s core values — to create value for their clients through an extremely high-level of customer service. Bender-Johnson grew up around the family business, spending weekends at the office and going on client visits with her father, Stephen Bender. She officially joined the firm in 2005 after graduating from the University of San Francisco. She earned an MBA from California State University, Sacramento, in 2011, with an emphasis on strategic management and planning. She also has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor, Management liability Insurance Specialist, and Certified Insurance Service Representative designations.
Prior to being named Vice President, she served as Director of Operations. She has also held numerous other positions within the organization enabling her to garner hands-on experience in all aspects and areas of the business. Bender-Johnson has also successfully taken leadership training from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Capital Region Family Business Center. Her newest educational focus is on Corporate Governance and Advanced Management Liability.
Bender-Johnson is active in several community organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the Capital Region Family Business Center, Soroptimists of Sacramento, Toastmasters, and the Placer County SPCA. She is an avid hiker and lives in Nevada County with her husband, Fergus – a Sacramento city firefighter – and their four dogs: Fonzie, Chewbacca, Lando and Worf.