Brown & Brown, a diversified insurance services firm, has appointed Paul Zimmerman as new director of acquisitions and part of acquisitions team, effective immediately.

Zimmerman will be responsible for assisting with the identification of acquisition opportunities for the company and its subsidiaries throughout the US.

Zimmerman has nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. His background includes agency and relationship development work for Travelers Insurance Companies as well extensive agency management and acquisition experience.

Brown & Brown regional president and chief acquisitions officer Thomas Riley said Paul’s many years of experience working closely with an extensive network of agents and brokers while with Travelers, combined with more than a decade of service as a principal of an insurance agency, will enable him to efficiently, effectively and credibly access and assess quality acquisition candidates as the company continue to identify opportunities for expansion.