Brown & Brown acquires assets of ADG

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla — J. Scott Penny, chief acquisitions officer of Brown & Brown, Inc., and Joel Kansanback and Bill Kelly, the principals of Automotive Development Group LLC, have announced that Brown & Brown of Kentucky Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of ADG.

ADG is a performance improvement company providing F&I training and auto warranty and related products for auto dealer clients across the United States. ADG has annual revenues of approximately $11 million. The ADG team will become part of the Brown & Brown auto, RV and powersports practice, which operates under the leadership of Mike Neal, president of Brown & Brown of Kentucky Inc.

Neal stated, “As the Brown & Brown presence in the auto/F&I space has continued to grow, we saw the need for a well-developed platform to enhance that growth. Joel and Bill have built a sophisticated program to deliver insurance products to their dealer partners while helping those partners optimize their operations. We believe the ADG team will complement our existing operations and bring more solutions to our clients.”

Kansanback stated, “We felt like the changing automotive space provides a unique opportunity to really help dealers. Partnering with Brown & Brown gives us the backing to capitalize on that and grow at a much faster pace.”

Kelly added, “Once we met the management team at Brown & Brown we realized that is was a perfect fit for us culturally. The shared vision of putting the needs of our dealer clients first with a collection of the best training and best insurance offerings in the industry is a winning formula.”

Brown & Brown  Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of insurance products and related services. Additionally, certain Brown & Brown subsidiaries offer a variety of risk management, third-party administration, and other services. Serving business, public entity, individual, trade and professional association clients nationwide, Brown & Brown is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the United States’ sixth largest independent insurance intermediary. Brown & Brown’s Web address is

SOURCE: Brown & Brown press release


Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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