Brown & Brown Elects Kirk Western President; Masters Adds Programs

January 25, 2007

The Board of Directors of Brown & Brown Inc. has elected Kenneth D. Kirk as regional president, responsible for the company’s retail and wholesale brokerage operations in the Western United States.

Also, Kenneth Masters was elected a regional executive vice president, and will assume responsibility for certain Program Division operations in California, Michigan, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.

Kirk has been responsible for operations in the Western United States since 2002. He also serves in an executive officer capacity for several company subsidiaries. Since 1995, he has been responsible for the growth and development of retail and wholesale brokerage operations in the Western United States, including many key acquisitions and the recruitment and enhancement of that region’s leadership. In addition to overseeing those operations he also served as profit center leader of the Phoenixretail office from 1995 to 2000.

Masters joined the company in 2002 when the current CalSurance subsidiary was acquired. He was president of CalSurance at that time and has continued to serve in that capacity. In addition, he provides leadership to the Programs Division and has led the acquisition efforts of several successful program business units. Prior to joining CalSurance, he served in a variety of senior management and consulting capacities with Fortune 500 companies.

Source: Brown & Brown

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