Jerry Becerra has been a licensed property and casualty insurance agent since 1983. He is a native of San Francisco who attended U. C. Berkeley. In 1993 he completed courses to obtain the professional designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter. His career began in personal lines insurance sales, but quickly he gravitated to commercial lines account management at a local brokerage. He spent 20 years with Pennbrook Insurance Services, first as an account manager, then as a sales representative and finally as the sales manager.
In 2006 Jerry formed Barbary Insurance Brokerage. His goal was to create an agency that was engaged in the local community and be a reliable resource of expertise and insurance products.
In addition to his insurance career, Jerry does a great deal of community service work. From 1995 to 1999 he served on the board of Mobilization Against AIDS, from May 1996 to January 1999 as Board Chair. From November 1999 to the present he has served on the board of the Golden Gate Business Association, twice as Board President and currently as CFO. He also teaches courses on business insurance for the San Francisco Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, a business incubator program in San Francisco.
Read the following Business Interview to learn more about Jerry and Barbary Insurance.