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Brown & Brown, Inc. Director Hugh Brown Named to Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors List

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) announces Hugh M. Brown was named one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy Magazine.  Savoy released its 2017 Power 300: Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list in its fall issue, featuring leaders who are active on the boards of some of the world’s top publicly held companies.       

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Brown & Brown is proud to congratulate Mr. Brown, who has served on Brown & Brown’s Board of Directors since 2004.  Mr. 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.  Additionally, Mr. Brown currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of SunTrust Bank of Orlando and is a member of the Board of Managers for Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.  He is a past member of the Florida Council of 100 and the Florida Council on Economic Education.  He also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Chairman of the Spaceport Florida Authority (now Florida Space Authority) Board of Supervisors and previously served on the Florida Commission on Education.

“Hugh has been a champion for small business and has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the state of Florida,” said J. Hyatt Brown, Chairman of Brown & Brown, Inc.  “We are grateful for his inspiring leadership and his contributions to our growth and success over the past decade.”

This recognition complements the many awards Mr. Brown has achieved throughout his career, including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year in 1985 and Regional Minority Small Business Person of the Year for the Atlanta region.  He was also a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Services Category, in 1993 for the State of Florida.

“Hugh has been a member of Brown & Brown’s Board of Directors since 2004 and provides invaluable insight, guidance and leadership,” said J. Powell Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc.  “We applaud this well-deserved recognition of his enduring corporate contributions.”

As the leading business magazine reporting on African-American success and achievement, Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors edition is the most comprehensive listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards.  The full 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing is available now online exclusively at www.savoynetwork.com/2017 MIBCD.  Savoy’s fall issue is also available nationwide at Barnes & Noble and newsstands now.

About Brown & Brown, Inc.
Brown & Brown, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of insurance products and services. Additionally, certain Brown & Brown subsidiaries offer a variety of risk management, third-party administration, and other services.  Serving business, public entity, individual, trade and professional association clients nationwide, the Company is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the United States' sixth largest independent insurance intermediary.  For more information, please visit www.bbinsurance.com.

Media Contact:
Robert W. Lloyd
Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Brown & Brown, Inc.
386-239-5752
rlloyd@bbins.com