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Bridge Specialty Group, LLC Announces Hire of Anurag Batta as Chief Operating Officer

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May 3, 2021 | Brown & Brown, Inc. | Investor Relations

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bridge Specialty Wholesale, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), announced that Anurag Batta has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Bridge Specialty Group.

Batta brings over 20 years of strategic and operational leadership experience and deep industry expertise to Bridge Specialty Group. In this newly created role, Mr. Batta will be responsible for driving operational transformation and profitable growth. He will work closely with the President and other senior leaders across the company in this capacity.

Prior to joining Bridge Specialty Group, Mr. Batta served as the Chief Operating Officer of Zurich North America, where he was responsible for leading strategy, business transformation, innovation, customer experience, data and analytics, corporate communications, and marketing.

Stephen M. Boyd, President of Bridge Specialty Group, commented, “We are extremely excited to welcome Anurag to the Bridge Specialty team as our Chief Operating Officer. His leadership, experience, and insights will prove invaluable as we look to expand further our product and delivery platform for our agency partners.”

Bridge Specialty Group, LLC was launched in February 2021 by Brown & Brown, Inc. to encompass its broad portfolio of wholesale insurance businesses and is focused on bringing the power of collective size and specialty to the wholesale brokerage marketplace. Composed of more than 25 boutique brands, Bridge Specialty Group is creating a more seamless way to connect the varying needs of our retail partners with the market clout and talents of our wholesale entities. To learn more about Bridge Specialty Group and our team of niche-focused brands, visit our website at

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Steve Boyd, President, Bridge Specialty Group
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