Brown & Brown, a provider of insurance and reinsurance products and services, has elected Charlie Lydecker as new regional president.

Lydecker will be responsible for a number of the company’s retail operations in the state of Florida and and for certain of its retail operations in Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia.

In his new position as regional president, Lydecker will continue to be responsible for his current regional operations but will have an expanded role in further growing the company’s overall operations.

Lydecker has been with Brown & Brown since 1990. He has been promoted through several positions over the years and was elected as regional executive vice president in 2002.

Brown & Brown president and CEO Powell Brown said that Charlie’s sales focus, recruiting acumen and high energy will help to fuel the continued expansion of those geographic areas for which he is responsible.

Brown & Brown, its subsidiaries offer a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third-party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs.