Brown & Brown of KY acquires FNI Management Group

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — J. Scott Penny, chief acquisitions officer of Brown & Brown Inc. and Howard Brinn and Mike Mitchell, the principals of FNI Management Group have announced that Brown & Brown of Kentucky Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of FNI.

With over 60 years of combined experience, Brinn and Mitchell have served their dealer clients by providing F&I products and training to enhance dealer financial performance in the Chicagoland market. FNI has annual revenues of approximately $1.5 million. The two will become part of the Brown & Brown auto, RV and powersports practice, working with the Automotive Development Group team. The entire practice operates under the leadership of Mike Neal, president of Brown & Brown of Kentucky Inc.

Neal stated, “Howard and Mike have a wealth of experience in the automotive dealership market in the greater Chicago area. We believe that their F&I experience will further strengthen our Midwest presence when coupled with Joel Kansanback, Bill Kelly and the recently acquired Automotive Development Group team.”

Brinn stated, “I am extremely excited to be joining a world class organization. Mike and I feel that combining our efforts and experience with Brown & Brown-Automotive Development Group will allow us to enhance our service to our dealer partners and continue to grow.”

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 www.bbinsurance.com.

SOURCE: Brown & Brown Insurance 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 ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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