BB&T Insurance Holdings: announced chairman and CEO H. Wade Reece will retire at the end of December. He will be succeeded by John Howard.
Brown & Brown, Inc., Daytona Beach: realigned its retail division and named six regional presidents: P. Barrett Brown, Steve Denton, Anthony M. Grippa, Thomas K. Huval, Richard A. Knudson Jr., and Charles Lydecker.
Insurance Office of America, Altamonte Springs: named one of the Orlando Business Journal’s “2015 Golden 100.”
Lassiter-Ware Insurance, Leesburg: named one of the Orlando Sentinel’s “2015 Top 100 Companies for Working Families” and one of the Orlando Business Journal’s “2015 Golden 100.”
The Villages Insurance, The Villages: named a Best Practices agency through the Best Practices Study.
Zarahn Agency, Inc., Pensacola: celebrated 40 years in the insurance business.
Hanover Insurance Group: announced its president, CEO, and director, Frederick H. Eppinger, will be stepping down in 2016.
Heritage Insurance Holdings: will acquire Hawaii-based Zephyr Acquisition Company.
Main Street America Group: appointed Dave Randle president of its Southeast Region.
Marsh & McLennan: appointed Mark McGivney chief financial officer as of Jan. 1, 2016. He succeeds J. Michael Bischoff, who is retiring.
United Insurance Holdings Corp.: will acquire New York-based Interboro Insurance Company.
Construction Casualty Insurance, LLC: St. Petersburg
Great Florida Insurance: Pensacola
Marantha Tax and Insurance Agency: Eustis
Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty, Inc.: Boca Raton
Stonebridge Insurance Agency, LLC: Lake Worth
Frank Winston Crum Insurance: Clearwater
Preferred Property Risk Purchasing Group: Holmdel, NJ
Strategic Comp: Alpharetta, GA
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