Brown & Brown Names 4 Regional Vice Presidents

February 7, 2011

Florida-based insurance agency Brown & Brown, Inc. has named regional vice presidents in Washington, Florida, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. Eric E. Anderson, Anthony M. Grippa, Thomas Keith Huval and Richard A. Knudson, Jr. have all served as profit center leaders, and all will now assume responsibility for the oversight of additional operations in the company’s retail division.

Anderson currently serves as executive vice president of Brown & Brown of Washington, Inc., and is responsible for three profit centers in the Seattle area. He joined Brown & Brown in 2003 when his family-owned independent insurance agency in Owensboro, Kentucky was acquired by a subsidiary of the company. Since then, he has served as an officer of Brown & Brown of Kentucky, Inc., Brown & Brown of Indiana, Inc. and Brown & Brown of Washington, Inc. and has been responsible for operations in western Kentucky, southwest Indiana, Indianapolis and Seattle.

Grippa is the profit center leader of the Daytona Beach, Florida office of Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc., and has oversight responsibilities for operations in Brevard County, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. He joined Brown & Brown in 2005 as leader of the operations of Public Risk Insurance Agency (PRIA) in Lake Mary and Tallahassee. Prior to that time, he was president of the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association for two years while concurrently serving as executive director of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Inc., for more than eight years. He began his insurance career with the Florida Department of Insurance.

Huval serves as executive vice president of Brown & Brown of Louisiana, Inc. (formerly Huval Insurance Agency), where his responsibilities include involvement with mergers and acquisitions, as well as the oversight of certain retail operations in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Prior to joining Brown & Brown in 2001, Huval Insurance Agency, of which Huval had been a principal since its establishment in 1978, was one of Louisiana’s largest privately-held insurance intermediaries.

Knudson is the profit center leader and president of Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley, Inc., a subsidiary of the company based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and has oversight responsibility for certain retail operations located in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He joined Brown & Brown in 1998 as a producer in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida office, and was promoted in 2001 to profit center leader of the Clark, New Jersey office. He previously served as an officer of Brown & Brown of New Jersey, Inc. and Brown & Brown Metro, Inc.

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