For the second time, Hugh M. Brown, a member of Brown & Brown’s board of directors, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list.
Savoy Magazine is a cultural catalyst for the African American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue about urban culture. Savoy released its 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list in its fall issue, which features an elite representation of African American executives, influencers and achievers active on the boards of the world’s leading corporations.
Brown has contributed his expertise and leadership to the company’s continued success for more than 17 years, the company stated.
Brown is the founder and former president & CEO of BAMSI, Inc., a full-service engineering and technical services company, until his retirement in 1998. He serves as a member of the board of managers for Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, and is past chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Brown previously served on councils and commissions across Florida and was chairman of the Florida Space Authority board of supervisors.
“Our organization has benefited greatly from Hugh’s wisdom and insight,” said J. Powell Brown, president and CEO, Brown & Brown, Inc. “He has been an exemplary leader and has had enormous positive impacts on our communities. Hugh has been very helpful to me, personally, in my role as CEO.”
The recognition complements many awards Brown achieved throughout his career, including Savoy Magazine’s 2017 Power 300: Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Person of the Year in 1985, and Regional Minority Small Business Person of the Year for the Atlanta region.
“We congratulate Hugh on this well-deserved recognition. He has been a long-time champion for Florida businesses and a tremendous asset to our board,” said J. Hyatt Brown, chairman, Brown & Brown, Inc. “We are grateful for his leadership and contributions to our company.”