People: Brown & Brown Inc (BRO)
21 Oct 2014
Mr. Wendell S. Reilly is Independent Director of Brown & Brown, Inc., since October 24, 2007. Mr. Reilly is the Chairman of Berman Capital Advisors and Managing Partner of Grapevine Partners, LLC, of Atlanta, Georgia, a private company. He is also a General Partner of Peachtree Equity Partners II. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grapevine Communications, LLC, a group of local television stations. Earlier, he was the Chief Financial Officer of The Lamar Corporation and Haas Publishing Companies. Mr. Reilly currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lamar Advertising Company. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Emory University and The Carter Center. Mr. Reilly is a graduate of Emory College and earned his MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Reilly’s business background and experience, including years of service with The Lamar Corporation, a publicly-traded company in which the families of the founders hold significant ownership interests, enhance his ability to analyze and contribute valuable and unique insights on matters including those relating to capital structure, financing and acquisition structure. Mr. Reilly’s contributions as Chairman of our Acquisition Committee and a member of our Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee were also taken into consideration in connection with his nomination for re-election to the Board.
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