PBO: Board of Directors

D. Michael Enfield

D. Michael Enfield
Gala Committee

Board member since: 2003

Bio: A native Californian, educated at the University of San Francisco, Mike has over 35 years in the insurance brokerage business. Starting as a management trainee in 1967, Mike spent 22 years with Marsh & McLennan, Inc., the world's largest insurance broker. Mike was designated Chief Administrative Officer of the San Francisco office in 1985, and head of Commercial Brokerage operations in 1986. In this capacity, he was also responsible for the company's offices in Sacramento, Fresno and Salt Lake City. In 1988, he was appointed head of Marsh & McLennan's nationwide committee for public entity clients.

During his career Mike developed specific insurance expertise in various industries, including financial institutions, publishing & broadcasting, public entities, power utilities (including hydroelectric, nuclear, geothermal and fossil fuel generation), and woodworking. He is a recognized expert in many areas of risk, including international risks, political risk, lawyers' professional errors & omissions, and catastrophic liability.

In 1989, Mike left Marsh & McLennan to accept the position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frank B. Hall & Co. of Northern California, where he was also responsible for the company's office in Honolulu. In 1992, he left to form METRO/RISK, Inc. in San Francisco, which he continues to lead as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mike has spoken on various topics before the American Bar Association, the Risk & Insurance Management Society, the Public Risk Management Association, and the Center for the Study of Law and Politics. He has been asked to provide expert advice or testimony before the California Assembly and the California Senate, Committee staffs of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and California's "Little Hoover" Commission. He has also served on the California Attorney General's ad hoc committee on tort reform, and as a special advisor to the California Insurance Commissioner regarding regulation of commercial insurance.

Other volunterr activities: Mike has served as a Director of San Francisco's Ronald McDonald House and of the Business Volunteers for the Arts, as a Trustee of the Lamplighters Music Theatre, and as Chairman of the Board of the Midsummer Mozart Festival.

Favorite composers: Mozart