Brown & Brown, Inc. Names Two Regional Vice Presidents

Brown & Brown, Inc. Names Two Regional Vice Presidents 
DAYTONA BEACH, FL and TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 --  The
Board of Directors of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced
that P. Barrett Brown and Steve Denton have been elected Regional
Vice Presidents of the Company. These individuals will assume
responsibility for the oversight of certain operations added to the
Company's Retail Division as the result of the acquisition of Beecher
Carlson Holdings, Inc. by Brown & Brown, Inc., effective July 1,
J. Powell Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The
addition of Barrett and Steve to the regional leadership of Brown &
Brown, Inc. marks the continuation of our culture of success and
further confirms our commitment to the advancement of top-notch
leaders who exemplify our culture and who have the ability to lead
our teammates to our next intermediate revenue goal of $2 billion." 
Barrett Brown is responsible for the oversight of Brown & Brown's
retail offices in Brooksville, Pinellas, Orlando and Tampa, Florida,
where he is based. As Regional Vice President, Barrett will be
responsible for the oversight of the Beecher Carlson large accounts
team in addition to his current duties. Barrett started his career
with Brown & Brown as a producer in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved on to
become Profit Center Leader of the Orange, California retail office
of Brown & Brown of California, Inc. before being promoted to the
position of Profit Center Leader of the Tampa, Florida office of
Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. In addition to his oversight
responsibility for other Florida retail operations, Barrett is
responsible for "Brown & Brown University," the Company's sales and
leadership training program. Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Barrett
worked as a multiline commercial underwriter with Chubb Insurance
Group in Texas and in California. He is a director of the Tampa
Theatre and is active in "Cheetahs for Charity," the Company's Tampa
Bay area-based foundation for charitable giving. Barrett is a
graduate of the University of Florida. He will continue to report to
Linda S. Downs, Chief Operating Officer and Regional President.  
In addition to being named Regional Vice President of Brown & Brown,
Inc., Steve Denton has also, effect
ive July 1, been named Chief
Executive Officer of Beecher Carlson, where he has served as
President for the past several years. Throughout his tenure, Steve
has been integrally involved in the development of Beecher Carlson's
unique service offerings and in attracting talent to the firm. As
Beecher Carlson's CEO, he will have responsibility for its large
accounts team's operations and will continue to focus on client
services and growth initiatives. Prior to joining Beecher Carlson,
Steve spent 13 years with Aon Risk Services, where he held senior
management positions in the Atlanta, Nashville and Seattle offices.
Prior to his tenure at Aon, he worked for Marsh, Inc. in Atlanta as
an account executive and liaison to the insurance market. Steve's
background also includes three years with Ford Motor Company in its
corporate risk management department in Dearborn, Michigan. Steve is
a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BBA in
Risk Management and Insurance. As Regional Vice President, he will
report to Barrett Brown. 
Brown & Brown, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range
of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk
management, third-party administration, managed health care, and
Medicare set-aside services and programs. Providing service to
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. The Company's Web address is 
This press release may contain certain statements relating to future
results which are forward-looking statements. These statements are
not historical facts, but instead represent only the Company's
current belief regarding future events, many of which, by their
nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's
control. It is possible that the Company's actual results, financial
condition and achievements may differ, possibly materially, from the
anticipated results, financial condition and achievements
contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Further information
concerning the Company and its business, including factors that
potentially could materially affect the Company's financial results
and condition, as well as its other achievements, are contained in
the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
All forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the
date of this release, and the Company does not undertake any
obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur
or of which the Company hereafter becomes aware.  
Cory T. Walker
Chief Financial Officer
(386) 239-7250 
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