Team Leader - AVP / Select Business Unit – Gulf States Region
Matthew Hernandez joined the Brown and Brown of Louisiana team in 2016 and obtained his Property and Casualty license shortly after. A year later, he also obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation. With a passion for helping the public understand insurance and risk management, Matthew brings 6 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining the Brown & Brown family, Matthew worked as an Underwriting Assistant for QBE North America. He was responsible for underwriting Group Health Insurance policies, as well as critical illness policies for small to medium sized groups.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2014, Matthew accepted his first job in the insurance industry with QBE. He spent a year and a half there learning how to underwrite policies, as well as negotiating and forming relationships with local and regional brokers. After a year and a half on the underwriting side, Matthew transitioned to Brown and Brown. Through this transition, he found himself refining his negotiating and relationship building skills.
Since joining the Brown and Brown family and moving into a Sales role in 2018, Matthew has also found a passion for helping Small Business owners. He loves the opportunity to help educate clients on their policies but holds his integrity at the highest level.
In his free time, Matthew loves hunting, fishing, sports, spending time with his family, and anything dealing with the outdoors. He serves as a member of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Alumni board for their Insurance and Risk Management program. He is involved in various organizations across the Baton Rouge Area.
Matthew has experience and expertise in the following industries:
• Small Business Insurance
• Artisan Contractors
• General Contractors
• Temporary Staffing Agencies
• Personal Lines Insurance
• Bed and Breakfasts / Hospitality Industry