Brown & Brown, a diversified insurance agency, has announced that Michael Riordan has been elected by the board of directors as regional executive vice president responsible for the company's Hull & Company brokerage operations.

Mr Riordan has worked with Hull, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, since 1978. He joined Brown & Brown in March 2005 when Hull became a subsidiary of the company, and served as executive vice president of Hull until his promotion to president and CEO in 2007.

Hyatt Brown, chairman and CEO, said: This action reflects our continuing focus on strengthening our leadership team. Mike’s addition to our senior leadership gives us another distinctive regional leader who will increase our growth potential and core operating strength. His experience with Hull’s brokerage operations is a valuable asset of our Wholesale Brokerage Division.