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Nina Gardner

PARTNER, EXECUTIVE VP

FILICE INSURANCE

AWARD CATEGORY: BOARD LEADERSHIP

711 GRAND AVE. STE. 275

SAN RAFAEL, 94901

415-717-8583

WWW.FILICE.COM

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: PARTNER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WITH FILICE INSURANCE AGENCY

EDUCATION: B.A. FROM U.C. BERKELEY AND J.D. FROM BERKELEY LAW AT U.C. BERKELEY (BOALT HALL)

STAFF: 100MARIN AND MARIN BUSINESS FORUM ARE BOTH VOLUNTEER RUN ORGANIZATIONS WITH NO PAID STAFF. MARIN ECONOMIC FORUM’S CEO IS JIM CORDEIRO AND HIS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IS RACHEL JOHNSON. ROBERT MARCUS IS THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS.

Describe your organization.

100MARIN: 100+ People Who Care: Marin County (100MARIN) is Marin County’s premier giving circle. Founded in January 2015, the group has over 200 members and a host of additional local enthusiasts.

The giving circle concept is not new. Started in 2006 by a group of cause-minded women in the Midwest, there are now hundreds of giving circles nationwide and abroad.

In four events, 100MARIN has raised more than $165,000 for local non-profits, showcased 20 local nonprofits’ visions and values and inspired the creation of 100SONOMA and 100ADA.

Marin Business Forum: The Marin Business Forum (MBF) is a community where like-minded business owners can share valuable information to improve business practices and productivity by leveraging the power of collaboration. Marin Business Forum has 3 educational and inspirational events annually. The events are free to members of the Bay Area business community.

Marin Economic Forum: The Marin Economic forum provides information and opportunities to collaborate for improving Marin County’s economic vitality, while seeking to increase social equity and protect the environment.

Marin’s Economic Stakeholders include private sector companies, chambers of commerce, county and municipal governments, educational institutions, organizations supporting workforce employment, housing, and similar economic-related activities, consumer groups, and other organizations as designated by the MEF Board of Directors.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma: Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties serves more than 5,100 youth ages 6 through 18. We provide a safe place where youth can interact with caring adults who help them to develop a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence.

The Club is open 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. after school and from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the summer. The Teen Club is open 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Caring youth-development professionals offer life-enhancing programs in five core areas.

• Sports, Fitness and Recreation

• Health & Life Skills

• Education & Career Skills

• Character & Leadership Development

• The Arts

The Club offers year-round programming at 10 Clubhouses throughout Petaluma, San Rafael and Sausalito/Marin County.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a partner and Executive Vice President with Filice Insurance. Filice Insurance is a large California based employee benefits consultancy that has offices in San Rafael, San Jose, Moraga, Sacramento and Orange County. Nina manages the San Rafael office and focuses on relationship management and oversight, strategic benefit planning, and new client acquisition.

My clients include an impressive list of local and Bay Area nonprofits, schools and higher education institutions, as well as for-profit businesses. As a member of the executive team, Nina also plays a role in the direction of the firm’s strategic business objectives. Prior to joining Filice, I was an employment law attorney with Sedgwick and Littler, both large, national law firms. Prior to law school,

I worked as a manager of a broadcast union, N.A.B.E.T and as a paralegal for Wild, Carey & Fife. I hold a B.A. in Comparative Literature/English Literature with highest honors from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall School of Law) at U.C. Berkeley.

I am also one of the co-founders and board members of Marin Business Forum and 100MARIN, and sit on the Board of Marin Economic Forum. I just accepted a position on the Leadership Council for Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma.

Nina Gardner

PARTNER, EXECUTIVE VP

FILICE INSURANCE

AWARD CATEGORY: BOARD LEADERSHIP

711 GRAND AVE. STE. 275

SAN RAFAEL, 94901

415-717-8583

WWW.FILICE.COM

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: PARTNER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WITH FILICE INSURANCE AGENCY

EDUCATION: B.A. FROM U.C. BERKELEY AND J.D. FROM BERKELEY LAW AT U.C. BERKELEY (BOALT HALL)

STAFF: 100MARIN AND MARIN BUSINESS FORUM ARE BOTH VOLUNTEER RUN ORGANIZATIONS WITH NO PAID STAFF. MARIN ECONOMIC FORUM’S CEO IS JIM CORDEIRO AND HIS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IS RACHEL JOHNSON. ROBERT MARCUS IS THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS.

I reside in Kentfield with my two children who attend Redwood High School and Kent Middle School. My kids are my inspiration and motivation, and there is no one I would rather spend time with. When I am not working or supporting local non-profits, I like to travel, attend live music events, hike, run, bike, do yoga, and relax with friends and family.

What is your role in the organization?

I am the CEO and one of the founders of 100MARIN. I am one of the founders and executive leaders of Marin Business Forum. Also, I am a board member of Marin Economic Forum, and I am on the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Leadership Council.

What achievement are you most proud of?

I am proud of being one of the founders of 100MARIN and Marin Business Forum. In particular, I am proud of 100MARIN. We have raised more than $165,000 in less than 2 years and have impacted many local nonprofits

QUICK TAKES

Most want to meet: Nonprofit leaders in the Bay Area

Stress relievers: Spending time with my children, friends and family

Favorite hobbies: Running and yoga

Social media you most use: LinkedIn

Buzz word from your industry you hate the most: Downgrade

Words that best describe you: Energetic and hard working