Anthony Grippa was named Regional President of Brown & Brown, Inc. in September of 2015, and has oversight responsibilities for operations in Daytona Beach, New York, Tennessee and the Midwest. Mr. Grippa also has oversight responsibilities for Wright Risk Insurance and Wright Specialty Insurance. He joined Brown & Brown in 2005 as leader of the operations of Public Risk Insurance Agency (PRIA) in Lake Mary and Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to that, he was President of the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association for two years while concurrently serving as Executive Director of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Inc., for more than eight years. He commenced his insurance career with the Florida Department of Insurance and at one time served as the Legislative Director for the Office of the State Insurance Commissioner. He was elected to the Leon County (Florida) Commission from 2001-2006, and served as its Chairman in 2003. Mr. Grippa currently serves on the boards of Florida Workers Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Associated Industries of Florida, AMCOMP and the Council on Aging. He previously served as a member on the Florida Building Commission, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, and the Foundation Boards of Stewart-Marchman-Act, Daytona State College and Halifax Hospital. He is also the winner of two national awards: the “Above and Beyond Award,” conferred by the United States Department of Defense in 2004, and the “Outstanding Young American Award,” given by the Florida Jaycees in 2003.