J. Scott Penny
Executive Vice President & Chief Acquisitions Officer
Always pursuing new avenues for business growth, Scott Penny has been an integral part of Brown & Brown’s diversification of capabilities and strategic expansion across the U.S. and select global markets. As executive vice president and chief acquisitions officer, Scott’s aggressive approach and knowledge of Brown & Brown’s business segments drive the organization’s expansion strategy. Scott has been a part of Brown & Brown for more than 30 years. He started in sales in the Retail segment in 1989, earned the company’s top sales award in 1993 and has worked in and held senior leadership roles in all four of Brown & Brown’s business segments.
His extensive and ongoing operations experience across the enterprise helps him create and facilitate acquisitions that fit culturally and make sense financially. Before taking on the role of chief acquisitions officer, Scott held several executive positions, including regional president, regional executive vice president and office leader. He also worked as a producer and marketing representative. Scott has been a part of the senior leadership team since 2001. Scott has served in various advisory and board capacities for Central Indiana Insurance Agents, United Way of Volusia County, United Way of Indianapolis and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. Scott resides in Lake Mary, Florida, with his wife and three children.
Scott has also served on various regional and national insurance carrier advisory councils, including The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers and Council on Employee Benefits Executives Board. He holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Scott is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he received a degree in political science.