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, now totaling more than 300 locations 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 25 years. Before taking on the role of chief acquisitions officer, Scott held a number of other positions, including regional president, regional executive vice president, office leader, producer and marketing representative.

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 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. Scott resides in Lake Mary, Florida, with his wife and three children.