J. Hyatt Brown Honored With 2014 Free Enterprise Award

Brown & Brown Insurance Chairman Recognized With Industry Honor

The Insurance Federation of New York (IFNY) celebrated a historic event when it held its 100th annual Free Enterprise Award Luncheon. It marked historic significance for Brown & Brown Insurance as well, since the 350 insurance leaders who gathered did so to honor our very own J. Hyatt Brown. Our chairman has had the vision to lead the company for decades and was recognized for his efforts when awarded the IFNY’s highest honor, the 2014 Free Enterprise Award.

Brown & Brown Insurance President & CEO J. Powell Brown presented J. Hyatt Brown, his father, with this award in a great moment for Brown & Brown and the Brown family. The award was given to recognize Brown’s embodiment of the important principles of free enterprise. The IFNY Annual Luncheon was held at Ciprani, Wall Street.

Brown served as the company’s CEO and President from 1961 to 2007, during which time he helped it grow from a local agency into the sixth largest insurance brokerage company in the world. He has had the vision, education, and drive to nurture it to become a major force in the insurance industry that now employs over 7,000 people and has offices in 41 states and London.

Before becoming a force in the insurance industry, Brown made his mark on the country after being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1972. Never content to rest on his laurels, Brown continued to advance and served as Speaker of the House from 1978 to 1980.

Brown brings his leadership and work ethic to Brown & Brown in an impactful way and has helped the company achieve double-digit growth in the bottom line for fourteen consecutive years.

You deserve to work with an educated, dedicated team, so contact the insurance professionals at Brown & Brown Insurance in Anaheim, California for all of your insurance needs.