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Insurity Announces Gray Nester, Chief Information Officer at Brown & Brown, Inc., to Give Keynote Address at Excellence in Insurance Conference

June 24, 2024

Nester will share his insights and strategies at Insurity’s Excellence in Insurance conference on how transformative leadership can shape organizational culture, enhance connectivity, and achieve business excellence

HARTFORD, Conn.--Insurity, the leading provider of cloud-based software and analytics for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs, today announced that Gray Nester, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Brown & Brown, Inc., will deliver the keynote address at its customer event, Excellence in Insurance. This event, designed as a peer forum for insurance and MGA executives and professionals, will bring together over 300 experts from 115+ leading insurance companies and MGAs to network, discuss, and generate innovative ideas to propel P&C insurance forward. Excellence in Insurance will occur October 28-30 at the OMNI Amelia Island Resort in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Brown & Brown, Inc. is the seventh-largest insurance brokerage in the world, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses through their three business segments—retail, programs, and wholesale brokerage—for 85 years. With over 25 years of experience in financial services and technology, Nester has driven innovation and operational excellence, inspiring significant advancements in the insurance sector. Alongside his highly collaborative team, he is focused on delivering results-oriented technology solutions to help solve complex business problems and simplify the delivery of technology to the organization.

Nester’s keynote address, titled "Transformative Leadership: How to Shape Culture, Drive Connection, and Achieve Business Excellence,” will explore the impact of leadership on organizational culture and connectivity, using Brown & Brown Insurance's journey as a case study. He will discuss aligning leadership, culture, and purpose-driven work in today's rapidly evolving business environment, showcasing how strategic organizational change management can yield significant results. This discussion is particularly relevant to the challenges and opportunities that insurance and MGA executives and professionals face in their daily work.

"I am honored to be the keynote speaker at Excellence in Insurance,” said Nester. “To succeed in today’s environment, insurers must stay agile and competitive, align technological advancements with business goals, remove inefficiencies, and create resilient operations ready for the future.”

"Insurity is excited to announce Gray Nester as the keynote speaker for Excellence in Insurance, where he will share the Brown & Brown story with attendees,” said Sylvester Mathis, Chief Insurance Officer at Insurity. “Nester’s extensive experience and innovative approach to technology will provide invaluable insights into addressing the complexities of business transformation, offering real-world examples and guidance for Excellence in Insurance attendees.”

Please visit the Excellence in Insurance website to learn more about Nester's keynote address.

About Insurity

Insurity is a leading provider of cloud-based software for insurance carriers, brokers, and MGAs. Insurity is trusted by 22 of the top 25 P&C carriers and 7 of the top 10 MGAs in the US and has over 400 cloud-based deployments. Through its best-in-class digital platform and with unrivaled industry experience and the industry's most robust analytics offerings, Insurity is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value, empowering customers to focus on their core businesses, optimize their operations, and provide superior policyholder experiences. Insurity is a portfolio company of GI Partners and TA Associates. For more information, visit

About Brown & Brown, Inc

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, delivering risk management solutions to individuals and businesses since 1939. With approximately 16,000 teammates in 500+ locations worldwide, we are committed to providing innovative strategies to help protect what our customers value most.

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