About Brown & Brown

Hyatt and Powell Brown, father and son

J. Hyatt Brown, Chairman, Brown & Brown, Inc.;
J. Powell Brown, President and CEO, Brown & Brown, Inc.


About Brown & Brown

The company that was to become Brown & Brown Insurance was founded in Daytona Beach in 1939 by two cousins, J. Adrian Brown and Charles Covington Owen. Under the direction of Adrian Brown’s son, Hyatt, a unique corporate culture has been created which values individual initiative and instills an indomitable “can do” attitude in its employees.  B&B is acclaimed as, arguably, the most efficient operating platform in the insurance brokerage business, delivering high quality placement and service to a broad array of clients.  This, coupled with a precise, focused acquisition strategy helped Brown & Brown become one of the insurance industry’s most powerful and influential leaders.  Today this “Meritocracy” of de-centralized local subsidiaries is led by the third generation of Browns—J. Powell Brown—and operates throughout in the United States and in select international locations, providing a variety of insurance and reinsurance products and services to general businesses, corporations, governmental and quasi-governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.