People: Brown & Brown Inc (BRO)
19 Dec 2014
Mr. Bradley Currey, Jr., is Independent Director of Brown & Brown, Inc. Mr. Currey served as Chief Executive Officer of RockTenn Company, a publicly-held manufacturer of packaging and recycled paperboard products, from 1989 to 1999 and as Chairman of the Board of RockTenn Company from 1993 to 2000, when he retired. He also previously served as President (1978-1995) and Chief Operating Officer (1978-1989) of RockTenn Company. From 1953 until 1976, Mr. Currey was employed by Trust Company of Georgia, a publicly-held commercial bank and bank holding company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1972-1976. Mr. Currey previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of RockTenn Company, and is currently Director Emeritus of Genuine Parts Company, a publicly-traded company. Mr. Currey is Trustee Emeritus and a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Emory University. He is a Trustee Emeritus and past Chairman of the Board of the Woodruff Arts Center and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a division of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a past Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and past member of the Board of Directors of Fresh Frozen Foods. He previously chaired our Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, on which he continues to serve as a member, is a past member of our Audit Committee and is a current member of our Acquisition Committee. Mr. Currey’s business experience, proven leadership abilities, financial accounting and management expertise, as well as contributions in his years of service as Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and as our former Lead Director, were all considered in connection with his nomination for re-election to the Board.
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