As Executive Vice President for Brown & Brown Gulf States, Mark is responsible for the performance and growth of Brown & Brown’s operations in Alexandria, Breaux Bridge, Houma, Lafayette, Mandeville, New Iberia and New Orleans, as well as Gulfport, Mississippi. Mark joined Brown & Brown in January 2001, when the agency he worked for as a producer was acquired. He was promoted to Executive Vice President effective January 1, 2006.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1986, with a major in Marketing and furthered his education through the completion of the Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015. During his career in insurance, he has also earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2003, and completed Brown & Brown University in 2007 and Leadership Louisiana in 2009.
Mark currently serves as Chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, having previously served as Vice Chairman. He currently serves as a member of the Leadership Council for Brown & Brown Insurance. In 2019, he was elected to the Board of Directors for LARC. Past service includes the following:
• Member of the Board of Directors for Iberia Medical Center for 12 years (including past Chairman)
• Chairman of the Board for Epiphany Day School
• Member of the Agents Advisory Council for Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
• Member of the National Agents Advisory Council for Affiliated FM.
Mark was a member of the Tangle B Gold Club for six consecutive years, was Top Gun of the office from 2001 through 2005, achieved the 2002 Bounty Hunter of the Year award and received the Savoy Special Award in 2012, 2013 and 2016. One of his most cherished achievements was to receive the Ted D. Price Excellence Award in 2009. In addition, the Lafayette Retail office was recognized as the 2006 National Retail Office of the Year, won the 2008 Regional Power Ranking Award and 2013 National Employee Benefits Office of the Year Award.
Mark has experience & expertise in supporting the insurance needs of businesses in the following industries:
• Agriculture, with a focus on the sugar industry
• Health & Human Services
• Financial Services
• Energy & Marine
He and his wife Cindy reside in New Iberia, LA, and have two children, Madison and Benjamin.