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STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Oct. 27, 2015 – Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President of Brown & Brown of Detroit, is pleased to announce that the office recently welcomed Bernie Gallagher to the leadership team. Bernie has taken on the important role of Commercial Lines Leader.

In her new role, Ms. Gallagher will lead the entire commercial lines department, which currently consists of about 20 teammates. She will be responsible for overseeing the account managers, customer service representatives, and claims representative. Bernie stated, “I am so happy to be part of this team! I am looking forward to getting to know and work closely with each team member.”

Bernie possesses over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She most recently worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co for over ten years, holding various positions such as senior account manager and area vice president: personal lines. Bernie holds certifications as a Michigan Surplus Lines Agent and Certified Insurance Consultant.

Brown & Brown offices in Michigan comprise the third largest segment of insurance brokerage in the state, placing over $500 million in client premiums. The firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance, the fourth largest insurance intermediary in the United States.