Michael R. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Johnson & Dugan. He began his career with Confederation Life and New England Life where he was responsible for developing and servicing businesses in the professional industries. In 1980, he joined Rollins, Burdick, Hunter in Palo Alto as a consultant handling major commercial accounts, continuing this with William M. Mercer in 1982. This led to the formation of MBO Benefits which he acquired in 1988 with his partner Kathleen Dugan, thus forming Johnson & Dugan.
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Kathleen A. Dugan
Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Johnson & Dugan. She came to MBO Benefits in 1983 from Intel Corporation where she spent four years in Recruiting, Human Resources, and Corporate Benefits. Here, among many accomplishments, she developed a comprehensive package of employee communications materials for all elements of the benefits program, including an employee benefits manual and annual benefits statements. She also taught the Benefits Management module of the HR Certificate program at U.C. Santa Cruz Extension from 1996-2006.
J. Douglas Hessel
Doug started his career in 1982 with Equitable Life in San Francisco, where he developed a keen interest in helping companies design and manage their employee benefit plans. He then went on to start Hessel & Hover Insurance Services, Inc. in Palo Alto in 1984. Doug has advised and served as a broker to hundreds of companies in Silicon Valley, including many successful public companies and non-profit groups. He joined Johnson & Dugan in 1995 as a Partner and continues to enjoy working with J&D’s clients as an employee benefits consultant. Doug holds an Economics degree from UC Santa Barbara.