BROWN & BROWN WELCOMES NEW PERSONAL LINES LEADER

Brown & Brown of Detroit is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Haines to the team. Lisa will bring her expertise in client experience to the role of Personal Lines Leader.

In her new role, Ms. Haines will guide her team as they help clients protect their wealth by delivering creative risk management solutions. She will deliver an exceptional client experience by utilizing her insurance, credit, and business skills to recognize opportunities and recommend solutions to benefit overall financial health.

Lisa stated, “I’m dedicated to providing efficient and clear solutions to my clients’ insurance needs. Honestly and integrity drive my daily practices, which my clients appreciate. I work hard for my clients, communicate effectively along the way, and genuinely care about their future.”

Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Prior to joining Brown & Brown of Detroit, she served as a leader in the banking industry. She looks forward to making new connections and forging valuable relationships as part of an independent insurance agency.

Brown & Brown of Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. Located in Sterling Heights, Brown & Brown of Detroit is the largest insurance brokerage in Macomb County. For more information, please visit bbdetroit.com.

Grant Thornton LLP Welcomes Two New Employees in Detroit

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 15, 2012 — Grant Thornton LLP’s Detroit office is pleased to welcome a new audit associate as well as a new senior audit associate from its member firm in the Philippines as the company continues to grow its Michigan tax, audit and advisory practice.

Alexis Carlo G. Magsumbol, 25, has joined Grant Thornton as an audit senior associate. He is in Detroit from the Philippines as part of Grant Thornton’s secondment, or exchange, program. Magsumbol previously worked for four years as an audit senior associate at Punongbayan and Araullo, a member firm of Grant Thornton. Magsumbol has his bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Beda College in the Philippines.

Lacie Melasi, 23, of Ferndale, Mich., has joined Grant Thornton as an audit associate. She previously worked at PwC in Detroit as an auditor for internal controls. Melasi has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in information technology from Oakland University.

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