Brown & Brown, a provider of range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, has promoted Scott Penny to the position of regional president.

Mr Penny, who has served as one of the company’s regional executive vice presidents since 2002, is responsible for oversight of retail profit center operations of certain of the company’s subsidiaries in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, and Washington.

Mr Penny also oversees the operations of Axiom Re in Florida and North Carolina.

In his new position as regional president Mr Penny will continue to be responsible for his current regional operations but will have an expanded role in helping grow the company’s overall operations.

Mr Penny began his career with the company in 1989 in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he worked as a marketing representative, account executive and producer before his promotion to the position of profit center leader in Jacksonville, Florida and, subsequently, his work in that capacity in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Powell Brown, president and CEO of Brown & Brown, said: “Scott’s responsibilities have steadily increased since he joined the company more than 20 years ago, and he has been a major contributor to the success of Brown & Brown throughout his tenure here.”