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


Hugh M. Brown

Hugh M. Brown

Hugh M. Brown

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., October 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) announces that for the second time, Hugh M. Brown, a member of the company’s board of directors, has been appointed to Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing. Savoy Magazine is a cultural catalyst for the African American community that presents and promotes positive dialogue about urban culture. Savoy has released its Most influential black corporate directors of 2021 list in its fall issue, which features an elite representation of African-American executives, influencers and directors on the boards of the world’s largest companies.

Brown & Brown is proud to congratulate Hugh Brown, who has contributed his expertise and leadership to the continued success of the company for over 17 years. Brown was the founder and former President and CEO of BAMSI, Inc., a full-service engineering and technical services company, until his retirement in 1998. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. , Florida, and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Brown has previously served on various boards and commissions across Florida and served as chairman of the supervisory board of the Florida Space Authority.

“Our organization has benefited greatly from Hugh’s wisdom and insight. He has been an exemplary leader and has had enormous positive impacts on our communities. Hugh has been very helpful to me, personally, in my role as CEO, ”said J. Powell Brown, President and CEO, Brown & Brown, Inc.

“We congratulate Hugh on this well-deserved recognition. He is a long-time champion of Florida companies and a tremendous asset to our Board of Directors, ”said J. Hyatt Brown, President of Brown & Brown, Inc.“ We are grateful for his leadership and contributions to our business. “

This recognition is in addition to the many awards Brown has won throughout his career, including Savoie Magazine 2017 Power 300: Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Person of the Year in 1985, and Small regional minority business of the year for the Atlanta area. He was also a recipient of the State of Florida Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year price in 1993.

The full list of 2021’s Most Influential Black Company Directors is available now online exclusively at The Fall issue of Savoy is also available nationwide at newsstands, Barnes & Noble and online through Amazon.

About Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses since 1939. With over 11,000 teammates at over 300 locations in the U.S. and select global markets, we’re committed to delivering innovative strategies to help protect what our customers value most. For more information, please visit

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