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denny christner, cic  

Denny Christner is a former owner BayRisk Insurance Brokers, now a part of Brown & Brown.  Denny focuses on food, beverage, hospitality and professional services industries. Some of his career accomplishments have been:

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation earn and retained since 2008.

  • 2014 Power Broker award by Risk & Insurance in Gaming and Hospitality category

  • 2014 "40 Under 40" recognition by Risk & Insurance Magazine

Denny has served as past Chair of the Young Brokers & Agents Committee of Insurance Brokers and Agents of the West (IBAWest).  He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal).  Denny has also served as President of St. Jerome Catholic School Board in El Cerrito, CA. 
He resides with his wife of thirteen years, Jennifer, and 12-year-son, and 9-year-old daughter, in El Cerrito, CA.  When not working he can be found playing with his family or biking and running in the East Bay hills.



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Dan Faustina brings twelve years of experience to Brown & Brown with an extensive background in self-funded employer plans, disease management and wellness consulting.  Previous to Brown & Brown, Dan was Vice President of Employee Benefits at CCI Financial & Insurance Solutions. He began his career as a Sales Executive for Great-West Healthcare where he managed a large book of self-funded business.

Outside of work, Dan serves on the Economic Vitality Committee for the City of Pleasanton, is a current Board President and coach for the Pleasanton Junior Football League and is active with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a part of their Team-in-Training Triathlon program.  Dan earned a degree in Political Science from Pepperdine University. He and his wife Jessica reside in Pleasanton, CA.