Our Leadership Team

Brown & Brown of Massachusetts, LLC

President
Mike Ross
CIC, AAI, ARM, CLCS
President

Bio

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President

Mike Ross
CIC, AAI, ARM, CLCS

President

Bio

As President of Brown & Brown Massachusetts, Mike leads the Employee Benefits and Property & Casualty businesses, as well as manages and supports his own clients. He also leads the efforts to attract and mentor new talent, ensuring the team continues to grow and perform at the highest level. Having successfully executed many agency acquisitions in his 14 years with the company, Mike is always looking for the right people and agencies to join the team.

An innovative leader, Mike’s ideas are highly valued within the industry. He has sat and currently sits on several agency council boards advising insurance carriers. He has served on the Board of Directors and is actively involved in Girls, Inc., of New Hampshire.

When not at work, Mike values spending time enjoying family and friends. He is also an avid tennis player, and enjoys investing in real estate and stocks.  He lives in the western suburbs of Boston with his wife Leanne and daughter Ari.

 

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Commercial Lines<br>Team Leader
Daniel M. Fiscus, CPCU
Commercial Lines
Team Leader

Bio

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Commercial Lines<br>Team Leader

Daniel M. Fiscus, CPCU

Commercial Lines
Team Leader

Bio

Dan is a veteran Commercial Lines professional. He has over 28 years of industry experience and has been with this agency for 25 years. Throughout his insurance career, Dan has obtained expert knowledge in all areas of the business, with specializations in Condominiums, Property Management, Lessor’s Risk and Contractor’s coverages.

In his role of Commercial Lines Manager, Dan is responsible for and oversees the Commercial Lines department of 18 insurance professionals who provide support to our clients. He also provides expert advice and direction to our new business producers.

Dan is a graduate of University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He lives north of Boston with his wife, three children, one dog and three cats. When spare time permits, Dan will be found boating or occasionally golfing in the summer and skiing or snowmobiling in New Hampshire during the winter.

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Employee Benefits<br>Team Leader
Sandy McQuade
Employee Benefits
Team Leader

Bio

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Employee Benefits<br>Team Leader

Sandy McQuade

Employee Benefits
Team Leader

Bio

Sandy is an accomplished employee benefit specialist with over 25 years of benefit plan management and account stewardship. Sandy’s extensive experience includes client-centric roles as an expert in health and ancillary benefits as a Key Account Executive, a Benefits Broker working in leadership roles and a Team Lead handling key accounts, mentoring peers and providing Wellness Program expertise. As Manager of our Employee Benefits team, Sandy brings best-in-class knowledge, strategic focus and high energy client advocacy to her role.

Sandy is certified as a Worksite Wellness Program Manager through the Chapman Institute and leads our team in the formulation and execution of worksite wellness programs for our clients. She has also served on the Harvard Pilgrim Broker Advisory council for the last 3 years.

Outside of work Sandy and her husband are active in their home town of Westwood and are parents of 3 college students.

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Vice President<br>Sales
Ryan Rourke
Vice President
Sales

Bio

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Vice President<br>Sales

Ryan Rourke

Vice President
Sales

Bio

As Vice president of Sales of Brown & Brown of Massachusetts, Ryan leads an accomplished sales team of Employee Benefits, Property/Casualty, and Personal Lines professionals. Ryan is an accomplished Producer with 20 years of Insurance industry experience.  He also produces new business as well as supports and manages existing client relationships. Ryan is also tasked with finding the right people to join the team to help expand this rapidly growing organization.

Ryan has been a member of the MA Health Connector Broker Advisory Council as is currently on the Broker Advisory Council for Neighborhood Health Plan. Ryan specializes in Making HR folks heroes to their CFOs/CEO/Board. Ryan works with Self Insured plans, Non-Profit Organizations, Venture Capital/Private Equity portfolio clients, Startups, and companies focused on growth.

Ryan is very involved with his community and sits on the Board of Parks for the City of Lowell, and is the President of Lowell Highlands Sports Association. When not at work Ryan can be seen on the baseball and soccer fields of Lowell running around with his amazing daughters Shayla and Paige.

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Personal Lines<br>Team Leader
Kathi Ferragamo
Personal Lines
Team Leader

Bio

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Personal Lines<br>Team Leader

Kathi Ferragamo

Personal Lines
Team Leader

Bio

Kathi has been a Property & Casualty licensed insurance professional for 30 years, the past 15 years with this agency. In her current role as Personal Lines Manager, Kathi oversees and mentors the Personal Lines team as well has handles all phases of the insurance process for her own clients.

Kathi is dedicated to and takes pride in ensuring Brown & Brown’s clients have adequate insurance protection for their homes, autos and other personal belongings. In addition to providing coverages for her clients, Kathi manages the day-to-day business of the Personal Lines department.

When not at work, Kathi is an avid runner, having completed 10 half-marathons, too-many-to-count 5Ks and 10Ks. She, her husband Guy and their dog, Jessi, enjoy life with family and friends in the western suburbs of Boston.

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Accounting & Operations<br>Team Leader
Ron Ciora
Accounting & Operations
Team Leader

Bio

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Accounting & Operations<br>Team Leader

Ron Ciora

Accounting & Operations
Team Leader

Bio

Ron is a results-driven, well-rounded professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in the Insurance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Safety/OSHA, Retail, Secure Logistics, and Environmental industries.  He has held the positions of Supervisor, Branch Manager, Regional Controller, Area Director and General Manager and has managed large operations in excess of $70MM in annual revenue.  Ron is currently the Controller for Brown & Brown Insurance of Massachusetts where he oversees the Accounting, HR, and IT departments for the profit center.  Ron enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors fishing and hunting.

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Commercial Lines<br>Team Adviser
Tina Hayes, AAI, CRIS, CPIA, AAI-M
Commercial Lines
Team Adviser

Bio

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Commercial Lines<br>Team Adviser

Tina Hayes, AAI, CRIS, CPIA, AAI-M

Commercial Lines
Team Adviser

Bio

Tina is a Commercial Lines Team Leader. In her role, she is responsible for providing leadership to assist with superb client customer service and mentoring to the department to enhance the growth and knowledge of the team. Tina brings 36 years of property and casualty insurance experience to our team and has achieved the following Professional Designations: Accredited Advisor in Insurance, (AAI), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist, (CRIS), Certified Professional Insurance Agent, (CPIA), Accredited Advisor in Insurance Management, (AAI-M).

Tina has volunteered as President of a local Rotary Club, Former Council Member of the American Heart Association and also at the Medfield Animal Shelter. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and canoeing.

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Employee Benefits<br>Founding Consultant
Steve Peck
Employee Benefits
Founding Consultant

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Employee Benefits<br>Founding Consultant

Steve Peck

Employee Benefits
Founding Consultant

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Commercial Lines<br>Founding Consultant
Howard Savitt
Commercial Lines
Founding Consultant

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Commercial Lines<br>Founding Consultant

Howard Savitt

Commercial Lines
Founding Consultant

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Commercial Lines<br>Founding Consultant
Steve Shenkel
Commercial Lines
Founding Consultant

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Commercial Lines<br>Founding Consultant

Steve Shenkel

Commercial Lines
Founding Consultant

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Mascot
The Cheetah
Mascot

Bio

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Mascot

The Cheetah

Mascot

Bio

Our company mascot since 1983.  Since our beginning, we have known that doing the best for our clients requires constant persistence and vision.  The cheetah, which represents swiftness, insight, and focus, embodies our corporate culture and serves as a symbol of our company.

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