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Brown & Brown Promotes Florida-Based Nester to CIO


Brown & Brown Promotes Florida-Based Nester to CIO


Brown & Brown, Inc. has appointed Gray Nester as chief information officer for Brown & Brown, effective immediately.

Nester has more than 20 years of experience in insurance technology leadership. Since December 2019, he has served as the CIO for Brown & Brown’s Retail Division, where he led a team to improve business alignment in technology.

Prior to that, he was with BB&T as SVP and business information officer of the Insurance Division.

J. Powell Brown, president and CEO, said Nester was initially brought in because of his experience in leading technology initiatives and will work to continue driving the company’s technology strategies forward in retail and across its platform.

Nester will be based in the Brown & Brown corporate headquarters located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Over time, he will transition his duties as Retail Division CIO.

Brown & Brown, Inc. is an insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management services to individuals and businesses.

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