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Brown & Brown Inc (BRO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Hyatt Brown

82 2012 Chairman of the Board

J. Powell Brown

52 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Hays

62 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board

R. Andrew Watts

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Robert Lloyd

55 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

P. Barrett Brown

47 2020 Executive Vice President; President – Retail Segment

Jerome Penny

53 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Acquisition Officer

Anthony Strianese

58 2015 Executive Vice President, President-Wholesale Brokerage Division

Chris Walker

62 2015 Executive Vice President, President – Programs Division

Julie Turpin

2020 Chief People Officer

Wendell Reilly

62 2017 Lead Independent Director

Samuel Bell

80 1993 Independent Director

Hugh Brown

84 2004 Independent Director

Lawrence Gellerstedt

63 2018 Independent Director

Theodore Hoepner

78 1994 Independent Director

James Hunt

64 2013 Independent Director

Toni Jennings

71 2007 Independent Director

Timothy Main

54 2010 Independent Director

H. Palmer Proctor

52 2012 Independent Director

Chilton Varner

77 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Hyatt Brown

Mr. J. Hyatt Brown is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hyatt Brown was our Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2009 and our President from 1993 to December 2002, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor corporation from 1961 to 1993. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1972 to 1980, and Speaker of the House from 1978 to 1980. Mr. Brown serves on the Board of Directors of International Speedway Corporation, and Verisk Analytics, Inc. (formerly Insurance Services Office), each a publicly held company. Mr. Brown is a member of the Board of Trustees of Stetson University, of which he is a past Chairman, and the Florida Council of 100. Mr. Hyatt Brown’s son, J. Powell Brown, is employed by us as President and Chief Executive Officer, and has served as a director since October 2007.

J. Powell Brown

Mr. J. Powell Brown is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. He has been our President since January 2007 and was appointed to be a director in October 2007. Prior to 2007, he served as one of our Regional Executive Vice Presidents since 2002. Mr. Brown was previously responsible for overseeing certain or all parts of all of our segments over the years, and worked in various capacities throughout the Company since joining us in 1995. Mr. Brown has served on the Board of Directors of WestRock Company (formerly RockTenn Company), a publicly held company, since January 2010. He is the son of our Chairman, J. Hyatt Brown, and the brother of P. Barrett Brown, our Executive Vice President and President – Retail Segment.

James Hays

Mr. James C. Hays serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has joined us as Vice Chairman in November 2018 following Brown & Brown’s acquisition of The Hays Group, Inc. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, Hays Companies). He co-founded Hays Companies in 1994 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President and as a Director since its inception.

R. Andrew Watts

Mr. R. Andrew Watts is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Watts joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Treasurer in February 2014, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective March 4, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, he had served as Global Head of Customer Administration for Thomson Reuters since 2011, and from 2008 to 2011, he acted as Chief Financial Officer for multiple segments within the Financial and Risk Division of Thomson Reuters. Prior to 2001, Mr. Watts was the Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder of Textera, an internet start-up company, and worked as a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers for nine years. Mr. Watts is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University. He was previously the Chairman of the Board for Surflight Theatre from January 2013 through February 2014 and served on that board from July 2012 until February 2014. He was previously the Chairman of the Board for Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey from 2005 through 2007 and served on that board from 2000 through 2007.

Robert Lloyd

Mr. Robert W. Lloyd is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lloyd has served as our General Counsel since 2009 and as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary since 2014. He previously served as Vice President from 2006 to 2014, Chief Litigation Officer from 2006 until 2009 and as Assistant General Counsel from 2001 until 2006. Prior to that, he worked as sales manager and marketing manager, respectively, in our Daytona Beach, Florida retail office. While working in a sales role, Mr. Lloyd qualified for the Company’s top producer honors (Tangle B) in 2001. He has also earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. Before joining us, Mr. Lloyd practiced law and served as outside counsel to the Company with the law firm of Cobb & Cole, P.A. in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mr. Lloyd is a Rotarian; Chairman of the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce; a director of the Council on Aging of Volusia County; and a member of the Advisory Board of the Central Florida Council - Boy Scouts of America. In 2019, Mr. Lloyd was appointed by Florida Governor Ron Desantis to the Board of Trustees of Daytona State College.

P. Barrett Brown

Mr. P. Barrett Brown serves as Executive Vice President; President – Retail Segment of the Company. He previously served as a Senior Vice President from 2014 until January 2020 and as a Regional President in the Retail Segment from September 2015 until January 2020. Mr. Brown joined the Company in 2000 and has served in various roles, including as the profit center leader and an account executive in our Tampa, Florida retail office, as the profit center leader and an account executive in our Orange, California retail office, and as an account executive in our Phoenix, Arizona retail office. He has also overseen certain aspects of? “Brown & Brown University,” a training program offering technical and sales courses for new producers, office leaders, and other groups within the organization.

Jerome Penny

Mr. Jerome Scott Penny is Executive Vice President, Chief Acquisition Officer of the Company. Mr. Penny has been our Chief Acquisitions Officer since 2011, and he serves as director and as an executive officer for several of our subsidiaries. He served as a Regional President from 2010 to 2014 and Regional Executive Vice President from 2002 to July 2010. From 1999 until January 2003, Mr. Penny served as profit center leader of our Indianapolis, Indiana retail office. Prior to that, Mr. Penny served as profit center leader of our Jacksonville, Florida retail office from 1997 to 1999. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Penny was employed as an account executive and marketing representative in our Daytona Beach, Florida office.

Anthony Strianese

Mr. Anthony T. Strianese is Executive Vice President, President-Wholesale Brokerage Division of the Company. Mr. Strianese has served as President of our Wholesale Brokerage Division since 2014. He served as Regional President from 2012 to 2014 and Regional Executive Vice President from July 2007 to January 2012, and serves as director and as an executive officer for several of our subsidiaries. Mr. Strianese’s responsibilities for our Wholesale Brokerage Division include oversight of the operations of Peachtree Special Risk Brokers, LLC, Hull & Company, Inc., ECC Insurance Brokers, Inc., MacDuff Underwriters, Inc. and Decus Insurance Brokers Limited, which commenced operations in 2008 in London, England. Additionally, Mr. Strianese is responsible for certain of our public entity operations located in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. Mr. Strianese joined Brown & Brown in January 2000 and helped form Peachtree Special Risk Brokers. Prior to joining us, he held leadership positions with The Home Insurance Company and Tri-City Brokers in New York City.

Chris Walker

Mr. Chris L. Walker is Executive Vice President, President – Programs Division of the Company. Mr. Walker was appointed President of our National Programs Division in 2014. He served as Regional Executive Vice President from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Walker is responsible for our Programs Division. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Arrowhead since 2012. He has been involved with Arrowhead’s business development strategies, product expansion, acquisitions and the overall operations and infrastructure since joining the organization in 2003. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman of Aon Re. Mr. Walker’s insurance career began with the reinsurance intermediary E.W. Blanch Co., where he ultimately served as Chairman and CEO of E.W. Blanch Holdings. He previously served as Chairman of the Brokers and Reinsurance Markets Association.

Julie Turpin

Ms. Julie Turpin serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. She led a team of over 550 teammates providing advocacy services and medicare set-aside services growing those operations both organically and through targeted acquisitions. Prior to that, she was with GCG Risk Management Consultants, as Principal and Head of Operations, and with Marsh USA, as SVP and Head of Operations for Marsh of the Midwest Zone. Julie has a demonstrated track record of building successful, high-performing teams through focus on the wholistic teammate experience to ensure delivery of exceptional customer service. Julie will be based in Brown & Brown's corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Wendell Reilly

Mr. Wendell S. Reilly serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Reilly is the Chairman of Berman Capital Advisors and Managing Partner of Grapevine Partners, LLC, of Atlanta, Georgia, a private company. He is also a General Partner of Peachtree Equity Partners II. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grapevine Communications, LLC, a group of local television stations. Earlier, he was the Chief Financial Officer of The Lamar Corporation and Haas Publishing Companies. Mr. Reilly currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lamar Advertising Company, a publicly traded company. He is Trustee Emeritus of Emory University and is past Chair of the Governance Committee of Emory University’s Board of Trustees, and he serves on the Board of Trustees of The Carter Center and the Board of Directors of the International Center for Journalists. Mr. Reilly is a graduate of Emory College and earned his MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University.

Samuel Bell

Mr. Samuel P. Bell, III, is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bell served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC from March 2015 until June 2017. From November 2013 until March 2015, he served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A., and prior to that, had been a shareholder of the firm since January 1998. Prior to that, he was a shareholder and managing partner of Cobb Cole & Bell (now Cobb & Cole, P.A.), and he served as Of Counsel to Cobb Cole & Bell until August 2002. Mr. Bell was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974 to 1988. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, Member of the Florida Institute for Health Innovation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Children’s Home Society.

Hugh Brown

Mr. Hugh M. Brown is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brown, who is unrelated to Mr. Hyatt Brown and Mr. Powell Brown, founded BAMSI, Inc., a full-service engineering and technical services company, in 1978 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Brown currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of SunTrust Bank of Orlando and a member of the Board of Managers (BOM), Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Florida. In 2017, Mr. Brown was named one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy Magazine.

Lawrence Gellerstedt

Mr. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gellerstedt served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins Properties Incorporated (Cousins) since July 2017. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins from July 2009 to July 2017. Prior to this time, he held other roles at Cousins, including President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, and Senior Vice President and President of the Office/Multi-Family Division. Mr. Gellerstedt joined Cousins in 2005 following the acquisition of his firm, The Gellerstedt Group. He currently serves as a director of Georgia Power Co., a publicly held company, and previously served as a director of WestRock Company (formerly RockTenn Company) from 2000 to 2017.

Theodore Hoepner

Mr. Theodore J. Hoepner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hoepner served as Vice Chairman of SunTrust Bank, Inc. from January 2000 to December 2004 and as Vice Chairman of SunTrust Bank Holding Company from January 2005 until June 2005, when he retired. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Hoepner was Executive Vice President of SunTrust Bank, Inc. and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Banks of Florida, Inc.

James Hunt

Mr. James S. Hunt is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hunt served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. During that period, he was a member of the Boards of Directors of Disney’s Hong Kong International Theme Park Company Limited, Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited and Shanghai International Associated Facilities Company, Limited, as well as Disney’s Alameda Insurance and Buena Vista Insurance companies. Between 1992 and 2003 he held various senior finance positions with Walt Disney World Resort and prior to that, was a Partner with Ernst & Young. Mr. Hunt is a member of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a publicly held company, where he serves as Chairman of the Board; The St. Joe Company, a publicly held company, where he serves on the Compensation Committee and as Chair of the Audit Committee; the Board of Trustees of Penn Mutual Life, a mutual life insurance company, where he serves on the Investment and Executive Committees and as Chair of the Audit Committee; and the Nemours Foundation, where he is Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee. Mr. Hunt is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mr. Hunt chairs our Audit Committee and serves as a member of our Compensation and Acquisition Committees.

Toni Jennings

Ms. Toni Jennings is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jennings serves as Chairman of the Board of Jack Jennings & Sons, Inc., a commercial construction firm based in Orlando, Florida, and Jennings & Jennings, Inc., an architectural millwork firm based in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Jennings previously served on our Board of Directors from 1999 until April 2003. From 2003 through 2006, Ms. Jennings served as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida. She was the President of Jack Jennings & Sons, Inc. and Secretary and Treasurer of Jennings & Jennings, Inc. from 1982 to 2003. Ms. Jennings was a member of the Florida Senate from 1980 to 2000, and President of the Florida Senate from 1996 to 2000. She served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1976 to 1980. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Next Era Energy, Inc., a publicly held company, Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), The Nemours Foundation, and the Foundation for Florida’s Future.

Timothy Main

Mr. Timothy R. M. Main is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Main has served as Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Barclays Plc since April 2018 and from September 2016 until April 2018 served as the Chairman of the Global Financial Institutions Group. From October 2011 until September 2016, he was a Senior Managing Director of Evercore Partners. Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Main worked at JPMorgan Chase, a global investment bank, for 23 years, most recently as a Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group.

H. Palmer Proctor

Mr. H. Palmer Proctor Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Proctor has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ameris Bancorp, a publicly held company (“Ameris”), and Ameris’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, Ameris Bank, since July 2019. He also serves as a director of Ameris. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Fidelity Bank and its holding company, Fidelity Southern Corporation, until their merger with Ameris Bank and Ameris, respectively, in July 2019. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Allied Financial. Mr. Proctor previously served as Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association.

Chilton Varner

Ms. Chilton D. Varner serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of the law firm of King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia since 1976 and was partner from 1983 to 2017. Since January 2018, she has served as Senior Counsel at King & Spalding. A graduate of Smith College, where she was named to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and Emory University School of Law, Ms. Varner was honored with Emory University School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998. In 2001, the National Law Journal profiled Ms. Varner as one of the nation’s top ten women litigators. With more than 30 years of courtroom experience, she specializes in defending corporations in product liability, commercial and other civil disputes. She was a Trustee of Emory University from 1995 until 2014 and currently continues her services as a Trustee Emeritus. In 2019, Ms. Varner was named one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors by WomenInc. magazine

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