SALT LAKE CITY — March 28, 2023
Buckner has appointed two new female executives to their C-Suite: Agnesa Bakhshyan as Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and Lianna Kinard as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Agnesa has an extensive background in insurance with over 25 years of experience. Her primary responsibilities will be to build, lead, and motivate high-performing property and casualty client advisors in Utah and lead their efforts in production and increased market share. “We are excited to elevate Agnesa to this new role. We believe in her leadership and her track record of achieving results,” said Terry Buckner, President, and CEO of Buckner. Agnesa was born in Yerevan, Armenia, and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Westminster College.

Kinard brings over a decade of strategic and creative marketing expertise within the insurance industry. She will continue to serve as an executive leadership team member, overseeing brand strategy and execution of all firm communications. “Lianna is a seasoned and accomplished marketer. She has done a wonderful job as our V.P. of Marketing but felt it was important to expand her role to become much more strategic. She understands the importance of storytelling, and her role will be a critical position for the entire company.” Originally from Mililani, Hawaii, Kinard holds an ALM in Management from Harvard University and a B.A. in Marketing from the David Eccles School of Business.

Terry Buckner, CEO, says, “We are incredibly proud to promote Agnesa and Lianna to our C-Suite. Not only will they both help diversify our executive team, but they will also be instrumental in our approach to innovation and growth strategy within our market areas.”

The Buckner Company, founded in 1936, is one of the west’s largest regional insurance brokerages, placing over $320,000,000 in insurance premiums through its seven offices in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado.